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rogersmogers

@start.ca
reply to Gone

Re: [Cable] NEW RATES - Cogeco

said by Gone:

said by rogersmogers :

300 Gigs - $69.95 --- $10 higher then what I pay Start.ca right now

You can bet dollars to donuts that Start is going to be making their own price adjustment announcement in the very near future.

This week.


petah

join:2002-07-27
L9T
reply to TSI Marc
Marc, can you offer a 100gb option for the 6mbps Cable at $29.95? I am sure there are users out there (such as me) that could hit 75gb limit but not quite get to the 100gb.


TSI Marc
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reply to TSI Marc
the other thought that might make sense when CBB is so high like this is that whole idea of rate limiting at peak times... we may look at that but only if/when we can do it on an individual basis.
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TSI Marc
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reply to petah
wait for the DSL rates to be out
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Gone
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reply to TSI Marc
said by TSI Marc:

the other thought that might make sense when CBB is so high like this is that whole idea of rate limiting at peak times... we may look at that but only if/when we can do it on an individual basis.

How fancy are you looking at getting? You could always rate limit a specific customer once they reach a certain limit as a way to reduce pricing on the unlimited packages.

You could get very creative if you had both the will and the money to do it, I suspect.


TSI Marc
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yeah.. I dont know... I prefer to keep it all as simple as possible.. but when the truth is ugly... you tend to get creative
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Marc - CEO/TekSavvy

mt99808

join:2008-11-05
Chatham, ON
reply to TSI Marc
Marc do you have any idea if Bell is ever going to upgrade their infrastructure in Chatham so we can get better than the 6 mbps option?


TSI Marc
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said by mt99808:

Marc do you have any idea if Bell is ever going to upgrade their infrastructure in Chatham so we can get better than the 6 mbps option?

that's a great question. I dont know. it's pretty annoying.. especially now that cogeco can do 60meg and with this crtc decision. it's bitter sweet
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Gone
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said by TSI Marc:

that's a great question. I dont know. it's pretty annoying.. especially now that cogeco can do 60meg and with this crtc decision. it's bitter sweet

Ain't that the truth!

I would give anything to have access to even 16/1 DSL right now here in Fort Erie.


TSI Marc
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maybe the trick is unlimited 6 meg dsl plus 20meg 150gig cable.. dual wireless routers.. switch between the two for simple surfing and for all the heavy stuff use the dsl to keep costs down.

I dunno. *shrug*
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Marc - CEO/TekSavvy

penguin318

join:2008-07-23
Smiths Falls, ON
reply to TSI Marc
really starting to regret switching to cable last week, it's going to cost me $40 a month more to keep my 30mbps unlimited... or I will have to switch to 10mbps to stay at the same price, and I get to pay $5 to do it, could have also saved money and got the D2 modem


Gone
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reply to TSI Marc
said by TSI Marc:

maybe the trick is unlimited 6 meg dsl plus 20meg 150gig cable.. dual wireless routers.. switch between the two for simple surfing and for all the heavy stuff use the dsl to keep costs down.
I dunno. *shrug*

You're prepared to support something like that?

Can't say it isn't creative, that's for sure.


TSI Martin
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Chatham, ON
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reply to mt99808
Last I heard was September 2013.


TSI Marc
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reply to Gone
LOL.. well, it's two separate lines.. that's how I have it setup at my place.. I've got a SkyFi wireless, DSL, ADSL and Cable.. plus my 3G cell/ipad... I ain't goin' offline!
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ekster
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I recall there was some talk of bonding a cable and a DSL line a while back by someone a couple of years ago.

If you guys could get something like that going, a lot of people might jump on that if they can't get more than 6 on DSL.


Gone
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reply to TSI Marc
said by TSI Marc:

LOL.. well, it's two separate lines.. that's how I have it setup at my place.. I've got a SkyFi wireless, DSL, ADSL and Cable.. plus my 3G cell/ipad... I ain't goin' offline!

At my store we have DSL, are about to get cable installed and have a Wind Mobile data stick.

Screw secondary redundancy. Tertiary or bust!


Gone
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reply to TSI Martin
said by TSI Martin:

Last I heard was September 2013.

FTTN in September 2013 for Chatham? Seriously.

Holy crap, there's hope for "small-town" (at least, according to people in the GTA) Ontario after all.


TSI Marc
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reply to Gone
haha xactly!


Teddy Boom
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reply to ekster
said by ekster:

I recall there was some talk of bonding a cable and a DSL line a while back by someone a couple of years ago.

If you guys could get something like that going, a lot of people might jump on that if they can't get more than 6 on DSL.

It was a pet project of CanerisErik back when he was still working at Caneris, I think.

There is a lot of stuff in that space though. I believe most of the Linux based router firmwares are capable of failover and load balancing if you want to dig really deep. Meanwhile there is pfsense. If anybody wants to help me out with pfsense I'd be very appreciative--it has been one of those projects that never really gets started for something like 6 months now....
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mt99808

join:2008-11-05
Chatham, ON
reply to TSI Marc
Is there a working usage meter yet for Cogeco?

I really have no idea what my usage would be as my online activities have changed significantly since I've switched from Cogeco. I used to download a tonne but now hardly download anything but on the other hand stream NHL Gamecenter, MLB.tv, Netflix and other streaming video probably more than I watch satellite tv. I'm at the point where I would cancel satellite completely if I didn't have a wife who required HGTV, Woman's channel and all that other garbage.


Guspaz
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reply to TSI Marc
said by TSI Marc:

LOL.. well, it's two separate lines.. that's how I have it setup at my place.. I've got a SkyFi wireless, DSL, ADSL and Cable.. plus my 3G cell/ipad... I ain't goin' offline!

You could always just get 8x6 ADSL with MLPPP so that you can get 48/8 DSL :P
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ForSaken

join:2009-07-15
Essex, ON
reply to TSI Marc
WOW... what an increase.. I feel for TSI having to post that.. Im sure it didnt sit well with them either..

Hmm now im thinking that cable beta might have been a bad Idea.. lol


Gone
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reply to Guspaz
Yeah, but then he wouldn't have the network redundancy that utilizing different connection methods provides


TSI Marc
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that does sound like fun though
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Gone
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sigh, it does. Yes it does.


Guspaz
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reply to TSI Marc
The trick is to get 48/8 ADSL MLPPP in a single bundle going through a router that just does passthrough, then a 60 meg cable line as a backup with limited usage. You then get a second router that treats the MLPPP bundle and cable line as two separate connections, and set that second router up to do failover.

If the MLPPP bundle (which itself has per-line redundancy) fails, automatically fail-over to the cable line. The cable line is more expensive per GB, but it would only be used rarely, so it need only carry the load until the DSL can be brought back up.

This sort of thing is expensive enough that only a business or somebody who owns an ISP can probably afford to do it :P
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MJB

join:2012-01-29
reply to Gone
its time to build your own network. if you keep on relying on rogers/bell/cogeco/shaw/telus/videotron network they are going to bankrupt you with the capacity based billing charges ....


Guspaz
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said by MJB:

its time to build your own network. if you keep on relying on rogers/bell/cogeco/shaw/telus/videotron network they are going to bankrupt you with the capacity based billing charges ....

Thank you for volunteering the ten billion dollars required to accomplish this. I would have preferred you spend it on a highspeed rail connection between Montreal and Toronto, but I'll settle for you funding a new last-mile for TekSavvy.
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Gone
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Yeah no shit.

Seriously though, I've considered a dedicated P2P wireless link with one of the local WISPs here in town, believe me.


Guspaz
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Such things work for so few people, however. If I wanted to do this, the only realistic approach would be to convince my building management to let me install the antenna on the roof of the highrise (to connect to somebody like skynet), and then to hook into the building's existing ethernet network (which runs down each corridor but not into apartments) and then reconfigure their wireless routers to enable full-speed access to anybody who subscribes to skynet...

The current "free wifi" in my building uses very expensive 802.11n enterprise routers on each floor, but they run everything (250 apartments) through a single videotron cable line, and they throttle per-user speeds heavily to keep things running.

That actually bodes well for if they ever want to deploy Fibe FTTH, though. Bell Aliant's guides for deployment in MDUs gives the example of using existing building infrastructure if possible, and running ethernet down building corridors so they can drill a hole into each apartment to get service in is one example they give. It's far cheaper to do that than try to pull fiber or ethernet through the telephone conduits. Since my building already has the ethernet infrastructure that passes each apartment (on one side of the corridor, at least), they could leverage that.
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