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TheMG
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reply to Jer1041

Re: [AB] DSL and Business

Simply put, Telus is in no hurry to upgrade your area. Residential is where the money is, not commercial, especially in a smaller town. Commercial is much lower density and demand compared to residential.

For now, I'd recommend getting one or more additional lines, and doing load-balancing. Load balancing actually works quite well when you have a large amount of users. Essentially, the router would shuffle the users around between the different connection to try to even out the load.

If you're looking for a good router to use for load-balancing, I'd recommend getting a Mikrotik. They are reliable, powerful, and highly configurable. There's a learning curve though, but if you're technically inclined it shouldn't be too bad.

Something like the RB450 if you don't need wireless or gigabit: »routerboard.com/RB750 it is incredibly inexpensive for what you get!

There are of course plenty of different models to choose from, with different features and capabilities: »routerboard.com/

Info to get started: »wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Load_Balancing



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Have a look at stargate.ca - business provider who provides good multi-link solutions with telus dsl, amongst other services. Have used them for years with great success.