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jmck
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join:2010-10-02
Ottawa, ON
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reply to Pampers

Re: Thinking of changing from Bell to Teksavvy

there's a dedicated thread for how bad TSI is right now with youtube. it was apparently supposed to be fixed yesterday but the problem still continues. you might want to watch the thread before switching if youtube is important to you.

regardless, I don't think 5mbit is enough for 1080p without buffering, you might want to look at a better package or move to Cable.

Pampers

join:2013-01-18
Can I ask if with TekSavvy you have always been able to stream at 1080p and have relatively 'carefree' usage of Youtube prior to the current problems?

Youtube does occupy most of my usage actually.. I've 'always' had Youtube issues for the past few years...


jmck
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join:2010-10-02
Ottawa, ON
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The problem with TSI and Youtube has been getting progressively worse over the last few months and mostly during peak time. They've likely been running out of capacity for a while but apparently just added 30Gbits/sec of capacity to Google/Youtube which was supposed to fix the problem but hasn't yet.

You're likely going to need 10-15mbit/sec to stream 1080p tho without buffering.

Pampers

join:2013-01-18
Uh oh.. 'upgrades' mean possible back end throttling from the backend.. i'm very skeptical when it comes to these things hehe I wonder if Rogers/Bell has an 'interest' in YouTube.

JMJimmy

join:2008-07-23
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I'm on a 25/7 connection and I still get buffering on youtube at the moment. It's a YouTube issue more than anything.

That said, it's worth switching from Bhell. Call me a fanboy but Bhell did nothing but screw me over and TSI has done nothing but right by me.


TSI Jonathan
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join:2011-08-24
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reply to Pampers
Hi Pampers,

Welcome to the forum, I see you just joined. If you want to post in the secured direct forum with your address we can check the serviceability »TekSavvy Direct or if you prefer you can PM me TSI Jonathan See Profile. We can qualify to see if Cable Internet is available at the same time (if it's something that may interest you).

If you have any questions please feel free to ask and we'll be glad to help you out.

Cheers,

TSI Jonathan
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