Has the possibility of providing Static IP's for QC cable on Videotron network been considered?
I'm pretty sure the cable providers do have to make it available per a CRTC ruling, but I could not find any providers that would do it... Until I found Gemstelecom (www.gemstelecom.com)
They ask 10$/month + 25$ setup fee, and a 1 year contract and they will set you up. However, the speed/caps options aren't as good as Teksavvy. Ends up more expensive than Videotron with my needs.
Their ability to provide this, confirms that Videotron has configured their infrastructure to provide static IP's for TPIA's.
I was wondering, would Teksavvy be interested in offering this kind of service?
I would gladly pay Teksavvy to have a Static IP on QC cable, maybe even a little more than the other TPIA, as IIRC Teksavvy doesn't do contracts - raise the setup fee or the monthly by a few dollars.
No need to comment about how a Dyndns (or others) setup is *the same* as a Static IP - it's not! Not everything allows you to input a DNS name, not everything looks up the DNS name again after being disconnected, etc... Static IP is just better!
Also, not everybody has the option of DSL, I live in an ADSL1/FTTH neighbourhood with Bell, otherwise the 25/10 VDSL2 would be installed already