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technocar2

join:2009-05-29
Brampton, ON
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reply to rednekcowboy

Re: Is there a Cdn organisation that represents Internet users?

said by rednekcowboy:

said by technocar2:

said by yyzlhr:

Up to means any where between 0.001kbps to 1mbps unfortunately.

Sure but the issue here is of some kind of technical limitation.

Basically, Gino_D, you have to prove that there is no possible way to get more than 0.888mbps under ideal testing lab conditions therefore bell has no right to advertise 1mbps.

If you can prove that then and only then you have a case against bell.

But they don't advertise that they will, guaranteed, supply 1Mbps. They say "up to" and as yyzlhr stated, this could be any thing above 0mbps "up to" a max of 1mbps.

Yes, its not guaranteed but under certain ideal circumstances bell has to prove they can offer 1mbps (a network testing lab for example). But the burden of proof lies on the OP. OP has to somehow get the same equipment as bell test it out and see if there is any possible way to achieve more than 0.888mbps.

ISP can't just claim they can offer any speed; they have to be able to produce said speed under ideal lab conditions. If bell can't do that then its blunt false advertising.


rednekcowboy

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said by technocar2:

Yes, its not guaranteed but under certain ideal circumstances bell has to prove they can offer 1mbps (a network testing lab for example). But the burden of proof lies on the OP. OP has to somehow get the same equipment as bell test it out and see if there is any possible way to achieve more than 0.888mbps.

ISP can't just claim they can offer any speed; they have to be able to produce said speed under ideal lab conditions. If bell can't do that then its blunt false advertising.

No Bell doesn't have to prove that. They only have to prove that they can provide "up to" 1Mbps as that is what they are selling.

Nowhere does it say they will provide 1Mbps. Trust me, I've fought these "up to" clauses before with Rogers. You will get the same answer every time. "Up to" covers their ass.

InvalidError

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reply to technocar2
said by technocar2:

ISP can't just claim they can offer any speed; they have to be able to produce said speed under ideal lab conditions. If bell can't do that then its blunt false advertising.

Bell only guarantees 680kbps for ADSL2 and pretty much everyone gets at least that much at least sync-wise.

As for proving that people can get more than 1Mbps, just about everyone who has VDSL2 gets 6-10Mbps up which is well in excess of Bell's minimum guarantee.