reply to hellouser
Re: Stanley Park Area - Kitchener Sounds like your particular house is still served DSL direct by the Kingsway Drive central office near Fairview Park Mall. There are a number of new remote DSLAM cabinets that were installed in the Stanley Park area over a year ago, but they don't cover every street. As to when BHell will upgrade the network further, who knows, and even George Cope himself likely can't find out.
Talking to third party DSL providers is pointless; they just piggyback on BHell's network, so whatever speed BHell can provide is the same as what you'll get with TekSavvy, etc. And just because you get weird answers about 1Mbps vs. 2-2.5Mbps, that's not an exact science ... they have to give estimates based on line conditions, so it varies. I know 2Mbps sounds like "twice" as fast as 1Mbps, but you'll likely notice very little improvement if you went for that.