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geokilla

join:2010-10-04
North York, ON
Reviews:
·TekSavvy Cable
reply to LazMan

Re: [Internet] When Will I get Bell Internet In My Area?

said by LazMan:

To the OP: As has been mentioned, you're unlikely to see a remote slam added, if your complex is in bed with Rogers... The business case/RoI just wouldn't be there.

Which is what I don't understand. Down the street approximately 300M away from my house and townhouse complex, those houses get what I'd like to call modern Internet speeds. Not some crappy 6mbps download. Having 6mbps download is like having no Internet in your house. 10 years ago, 6mbps was more than enough when all you did was browse on Netscape and stuff. But now with streaming and all this downloading...


DKS
Damn Kidney Stones
Premium,ExMod 2002
join:2001-03-22
Owen Sound, ON
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said by geokilla:

said by LazMan:

To the OP: As has been mentioned, you're unlikely to see a remote slam added, if your complex is in bed with Rogers... The business case/RoI just wouldn't be there.

Which is what I don't understand. Down the street approximately 300M away from my house and townhouse complex, those houses get what I'd like to call modern Internet speeds. Not some crappy 6mbps download. Having 6mbps download is like having no Internet in your house. 10 years ago, 6mbps was more than enough when all you did was browse on Netscape and stuff. But now with streaming and all this downloading...

Many of us do just fine with the 5056/800 profile. Wireless cellular is slower.
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HeadSpinning
MNSi Internet

join:2005-05-29
Windsor, ON
kudos:6

1 recommendation

reply to geokilla
said by geokilla:

Which is what I don't understand. Down the street approximately 300M away from my house and townhouse complex, those houses get what I'd like to call modern Internet speeds. Not some crappy 6mbps download. Having 6mbps download is like having no Internet in your house. 10 years ago, 6mbps was more than enough when all you did was browse on Netscape and stuff. But now with streaming and all this downloading...

I have 5 Meg at home. I'm able to browse the web and watch Netflix. It'd be nice to have faster, but there isn't anything that I want to do but can't with only 5 Meg.
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what07

join:2013-07-18
Toronto, ON
reply to geokilla
said by geokilla:

said by LazMan:

To the OP: As has been mentioned, you're unlikely to see a remote slam added, if your complex is in bed with Rogers... The business case/RoI just wouldn't be there.

Which is what I don't understand. Down the street approximately 300M away from my house and townhouse complex, those houses get what I'd like to call modern Internet speeds. Not some crappy 6mbps download. Having 6mbps download is like having no Internet in your house. 10 years ago, 6mbps was more than enough when all you did was browse on Netscape and stuff. But now with streaming and all this downloading...

I don't understand this logic either. In my case 2 nursing homes have been upgraded. So why can't my house be the same when I'm less then 200 meters away from them. 6mbps isn't cutting it for 3 people in a single house hold.

hogtownhog

join:2013-08-23
Toronto, ON
said by DKS:

Many of us do just fine with the 5056/800 profile. Wireless cellular is slower.

Cellular networks are quite fast if you're living in the right area. You can readily get 15/15 Mb/s over LTE.
said by what07:

I don't understand this logic either. In my case 2 nursing homes have been upgraded. So why can't my house be the same when I'm less then 200 meters away from them. 6mbps isn't cutting it for 3 people in a single house hold.

Do you know exactly how your house is fed? If your house is fed straight from the CO you're stuck with whatever you have at the moment. At least until pair bonding is rolled out for internet customers. The nursing home might also be fed straight from the CO, but it will have a basement where they can have a stinger or a 7330 installed.

geokilla

join:2010-10-04
North York, ON
Reviews:
·TekSavvy Cable
said by hogtownhog:

Do you know exactly how your house is fed? If your house is fed straight from the CO you're stuck with whatever you have at the moment. At least until pair bonding is rolled out for internet customers. The nursing home might also be fed straight from the CO, but it will have a basement where they can have a stinger or a 7330 installed.

In English please?

btech805

join:2013-08-01
Canada
kudos:12
Ie even though the nursing home is right beside you, its on a different cable and there fore a different crossbox.


DKS
Damn Kidney Stones
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join:2001-03-22
Owen Sound, ON
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reply to hogtownhog
said by hogtownhog:

said by DKS:

Many of us do just fine with the 5056/800 profile. Wireless cellular is slower.

Cellular networks are quite fast if you're living in the right area. You can readily get 15/15 Mb/s over LTE.

ROTFL! You don't live in rural Ontario, do you. Speed can go from 9 meg down to well less than 1 meg. Black holes? Lots of them. LTE is not universal beyond the GTA, either. It is slowly being lit, but there are still huge gaps. Bell still sells WiMax in certain counties out here.
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HeadSpinning
MNSi Internet

join:2005-05-29
Windsor, ON
kudos:6

1 recommendation

LTE isn't a great option. I ended up turning off LTE on my iPhone 5 to force it to HSPA+ because coverage was so spotty.
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btech805

join:2013-08-01
Canada
kudos:12

1 recommendation

Lte will also blow your data usage in a hurry, at least from what ive noticed on my cells, I have a 5gb data plan and never used more than 2 gb/month before I got an lte phone and now its a consistent 4gb so I turned off the lte and just use hspa+

geokilla

join:2010-10-04
North York, ON
Reviews:
·TekSavvy Cable
said by btech805:

Lte will also blow your data usage in a hurry, at least from what ive noticed on my cells, I have a 5gb data plan and never used more than 2 gb/month before I got an lte phone and now its a consistent 4gb so I turned off the lte and just use hspa+

Why would LTE cause more data usage...? Mine's been the same.

btech805

join:2013-08-01
Canada
kudos:12
Not a clue but my data usage went way up. Maybe it's me using more data because I can load pages quicker, idk

markf

join:2008-01-24
Burlington, ON
kudos:1
Reviews:
·WIND Mobile
·Electronic Box
Probably a function of the better speeds.

Since I got my new phone (HSPA+ network), my data usage has gone through the roof. I'm on Wind, so no big deal, but I can easily use many times more data than I used to on my old BlackBerry (BIS can't account for such a large change)

geokilla

join:2010-10-04
North York, ON
Reviews:
·TekSavvy Cable
reply to btech805
said by btech805:

Ie even though the nursing home is right beside you, its on a different cable and there fore a different crossbox.

Is there a way to check the cable without digging holes in the ground? And if you can, is there a way to identify it?

btech805

join:2013-08-01
Canada
kudos:12
Usually there will be a brown box within a 1 mile radius of you, that will have 4 yellow numbers on it (ex 123-4), somewhere within 1.5kms of the nursing home (or right on their property) there will be another brown box with 4 orher yellow numbers on it, if there is no other box with different numbers for the nursing home then they are on the same cable as you but theyve paid for high speed slams (7330s) to be installed in their basement it room

geokilla

join:2010-10-04
North York, ON
Reviews:
·TekSavvy Cable
said by btech805:

Usually there will be a brown box within a 1 mile radius of you, that will have 4 yellow numbers on it (ex 123-4), somewhere within 1.5kms of the nursing home (or right on their property) there will be another brown box with 4 orher yellow numbers on it, if there is no other box with different numbers for the nursing home then they are on the same cable as you but theyve paid for high speed slams (7330s) to be installed in their basement it room

Well that would be a huge and long walk trying to find a brown box... And even then, all I know is that there's a brown box with numbers. I don't understand the other part of your post regarding the numbers...

btech805

join:2013-08-01
Canada
kudos:12
So what I meant by numbers is chances are there are 2 brown boxes in your neighborhood, these are each numbered by the cable that distributes from there, the one going to your house will have one number and the one going to the nursing home will be numbered differently.

The last part of my post was that the home may also by on the same cable as you but theyve paid bell to have the slams hooked up in the IT room of the home and that would be why they get it because the slams are in the home rather than the box.

Easy and simple way to find out why they get it and you dont, is to pm me your number (or any number of someone geographically close to you, same street, etc.) And to 411 a number in the home and I can tell right away if they're on the same cable you are

34764170

join:2007-09-06
Etobicoke, ON
reply to hogtownhog
said by hogtownhog:

Cellular networks are quite fast if you're living in the right area. You can readily get 15/15 Mb/s over LTE.

But it also costs 3 arms and 2 legs for service.