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fan13027

join:2008-10-26
Winnipeg, MB
Reviews:
·Shaw

[ALL] Upload Speeds on Basic Internet Packages

I'm referring specifically to HS10 and HS20 here ... these packages still have just 512 Kbps upload speeds.

Not a real complaint, just curious what it will take for Shaw to get with the times?

I currently have HS20 and I chose that because of the 6 month introductory pricing when I signed up -- currently only paying $29.95 plus taxes. However, that promo pricing will very soon end for me. For the difference in full pricing $60 for HS25 vs $55 for HS20 I'll probably upgrade when the promo runs out so that I can get the "upto 2.5 Mbps" upload speeds.

But really? How hard would it be (and how much would it cost) for Shaw to provide 1.0 Mbps for HS10 and 2.0 Mbps upload for HS20?

I keep reading about other ISPs (both American and Canadian) here at DSL Reports and many (if not most) seem to now offer at least 2.0 Mbps upload even with their basic packages.

Heck, here in Winnipeg, even MTS offers 768 Kbps with their basic package (which is only 7.0 Mbps down).

It's not a deal-breaker for me, but I do e-mail a lot of larger PDF files to my clients, I do a lot of sales on Kijiji and eBay - uploading lots of photos. And I do a bit of torrenting as well. I don't think asking for 2 Mbps upload is a lot to ask - but I'm sure I would notice (and appreciate) a quadrupling of my current upload speeds.

* Edited for typos

kevinds
Premium
join:2003-05-01
Calgary, AB
kudos:3
BB15 has 1 mbps, which is $56.95 as well

Low upload speeds are my biggest complaint with the Shaw service.
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Yes, I am not employed and looking for IT work. Have passport, will travel.


jtl999
CEO of Actiontec Dev Team

join:2012-11-24
In the GVRD
kudos:4
Link for BB15 if available?


fan13027

join:2008-10-26
Winnipeg, MB
Reviews:
·Shaw

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reply to kevinds
BB15 ???

I've never even seen that listed when I look at Shaw's site. Regardless, I like my 20 down and wouldn't want to give it up.

This is what I really wanted (the High Speed 50 would suit me to a T) ...

»voinetworksolutions.com/home/res···l-prices

but my $#%^&@* Condo Board of Directors didn't want to approve it when I approached them about it (even though VOI pays all installation costs for the building).


18286719

join:2013-02-02
Whistler, BC

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reply to kevinds
i dont think thats available in bc yet kevinds, atleast not to places who have not had the dnu completed, even tho dnu has nothing to due with upload... sigh

stolen

join:2004-04-12
Calgary, AB
kudos:2
reply to kevinds
Do you mean Xtreme-I, which got upgraded to 25mb/s? (it's the package I was on before upgrading to BB50)
It looks like it's been renamed to "High Speed 25" which offers 2.5 mb/s up:
»www.shaw.ca/internet/high-speed-25/

kevinds
Premium
join:2003-05-01
Calgary, AB
kudos:3

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rotohoto

join:2012-03-31
canada
kudos:1
reply to fan13027
said by fan13027:

But really? How hard would it be (and how much would it cost) for Shaw to provide 1.0 Mbps for HS10 and 2.0 Mbps upload for HS20?

It would be very easy and it would cost them effectively nothing.
Don't expect it anytime soon though. Why give you something for free when they can hold out and make you pay for it?

kevinds
Premium
join:2003-05-01
Calgary, AB
kudos:3
Reviews:
·Shaw
I would like to see as a minimum standard, the upload set at 10% of the download

15-20% minimum for business accounts

I doubt it will happen, but it would be nice.

Upload traffic costs more than download does.

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Yes, I am not employed and looking for IT work. Have passport, will travel.


fan13027

join:2008-10-26
Winnipeg, MB
Reviews:
·Shaw
reply to rotohoto
said by rotohoto:

Why give you something for free when they can hold out and make you pay for it?

Well, for starters , so they can maintain my respect. I've been a Shaw cable internet and cable TV customer since I can't remember when (must be at least 15 years for cable internet and longer for TV), and my opinion of them (while still generally supportive) has really gone downhill in the last 2-3 years.

So they can HONESTLY say they have the best speeds -- 768 Kbps upload from MTS is not far better ... but IT IS BETTER.


fan13027

join:2008-10-26
Winnipeg, MB
Reviews:
·Shaw
reply to kevinds
said by kevinds:

I would like to see as a minimum standard, the upload set at 10% of the download

+1

kevinds
Premium
join:2003-05-01
Calgary, AB
kudos:3
Reviews:
·Shaw
reply to fan13027
said by fan13027:

So they can HONESTLY say they have the best speeds -- 768 Kbps upload from MTS is not far better ... but IT IS BETTER.

Yes, because MTS has nothing that comes close to BB250 with 15 up, or 100/10 or 100/5 depending on where you live, majority of people only care about the download speed...
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Yes, I am not employed and looking for IT work. Have passport, will travel.

rotohoto

join:2012-03-31
canada
kudos:1
reply to fan13027
said by fan13027:

Well, for starters , so they can maintain my respect.

While I completely agree with you, Shaw isn't in the business of maintaining your respect, they are in the business of taking your money. As long as you don't get mad enough to cancel, they aren't really concerned with what you think about them.

Don't expect that to change anytime soon as long as we don't have any real competition in this sector.