[DSL] VDSL2 coverage for midtown Toronto?
I was looking into switching from cable to dsl for more upload speed and apparently bell offers only up to 25/10 (ADSL2+) in my area (Yonge & Eglinton), which is fine as I only need the 10 up (and 28 down to 25 down isn't that big of a deal). However, I got curious and checked out my previous addresses; one in North York (Yonge & Sheppard) and one in downtown (Bay & Front) and VDSL2 profile is serviced in both areas. It was sort of weird seeing a blind spot between downtown and uptown for VDSL2 coverage. Is midtown getting no love or is Bell looking into upgrading the area soon?
short ver: checked out 3 addresses for bell vdsl2 coverage (all within 1 or 2 blocks east & west of yonge) and the middle one gets no love ;-;
Fort Erie, ON
There's a neighbourhood in the west-end of Niagara Falls where all the houses on one side of the street can get 50/10 VDSL and Fibe TV, and the other side can only get 6M/800k ADSL. Around the corner from them both is all FTTH.
Indeed, it happens. It's all based on who's wired to what pedestal on the street and what services those and what's installed.
Case in point - my address in High Park was "up to 16Mbps" prior to the Fibe era, but you'd get maybe 5 or 6 at max.
It remained this way until magically one day we had 25/10 because they installed FTTN everywhere. Now I have 50/10 and FibeTV available.
|reply to roawoo | said by roawoo:
I was looking into switching from cable to dsl for more upload speed and apparently bell offers only up to 25/10 (ADSL2+) in my area (Yonge & Eglinton)
There is no 25/10 ADSL2+ profile. If you are getting 10 up, it's VDSL2.
|reply to roawoo |
It's all based on loop lengths. As was pointed out, anything 10 up is VDSL so the equipment isn't the issue. Go a couple hundred meters down your street closer to the remote and 50/10 will be available.
|reply to roawoo |
Are they working on expanding coverage or is it only available for people within proximity?