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spectrum

join:2011-01-14

[BC] Telus fibre internet

So I called Telus today to inquire about internet service to a new house I'm buying, and they said they couldn't get info on my house and had to check with someone and get back to me.

To my surprise they came back and said the normal stuff wasn't showing up because the house is wired with fibre.

Someone else is supposed to be contacting me sometime today about details, but I was just wondering if anyone knew if the telus fibre internet packages differ at all to the DSL ones? I can't seem to find any info on Telus' site about it.



captnhammer

join:2011-02-01
Calgary

Nope, no different. I have FTTH and pay the same. You will likely get better upload speed and latency tho.


spectrum

join:2011-01-14

Alright, thanks!



None403

@telus.net
reply to spectrum

Call 310 3343
This is the number i was given by a tech once for fibre sales.


spectrum

join:2011-01-14
reply to spectrum

Well after a marathon install (involving no less than 4 techs for a duration of about 6 hours!) finally got the fibre installed.

The results, however, seem to be well worth the wait:

»www.speedtest.net/my-result/3234915869


Mikomi

join:2013-12-09
Parksville, BC

18 up O. O I am way to jealous right now. That's faster then my download xD



jtl999
CEO of Actiontec Dev Team

join:2012-11-24
In the GVRD
kudos:4
Reviews:
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reply to spectrum

My bonded modem says I could get 76 down and 20 up now and that is the current sync rate. Attainable is around 90/30



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Telus 50/10 V2000H+E2000 WAP


jtl999
CEO of Actiontec Dev Team

join:2012-11-24
In the GVRD
kudos:4
Reviews:
·TELUS
·Shaw
reply to spectrum

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4Ws9JSCwh0

hehe
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Telus 50/10 V2000H+E2000 WAP

spectrum

join:2011-01-14
reply to jtl999

I'm not sure what the max rate of the fibre is, but it's probably at least 1Gbps

Maybe Telus will be nice one of these days and start offering higher speed services to fibre users like Bell is doing out east.

A man can hope!


ttvtech

join:2013-10-10
kudos:1

I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if gpon customers *in some areas* were able to get a higher tier in the very near future.



jtl999
CEO of Actiontec Dev Team

join:2012-11-24
In the GVRD
kudos:4

Wish I could get faster then 50/10 in the near future. On bonded VDSL2 with plenty of headroom. 76 down 12 up sync with 90/20 attainable
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Telus 50/10 V2000H+E2000 WAP



Euser1234

@macewan.ca

Speedtest gets me 52/12 w/ 90/20 attainable here on the Edmonton Ellerslie southside and I don't believe it's bonded (since there's only one line going in the house to get those speeds with the first version of the actiontec modem)

I have those skinny 2ft telus box outside my house that I think connects to a larger green box just next block. A single Cat5 wire runs into the home with only a single pair of wires hooking up to the dsl splitter.

Quick question is: does the cat5 wire run from that huge greenbox or is it copper from the huge box to the small box outside my house.


pb2k

join:2005-05-30
Calgary, AB
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said by Euser1234 :

Quick question is: does the cat5 wire run from that huge greenbox or is it copper from the huge box to the small box outside my house.

I've seen a few cat5 drops (generally with fiber), but they only go as far as the pedestal and then it (appears) to be cat3 from there on out. Not sure why they bothered with cat5, but shove a PoE fed switch in the pedestal and you could have a multi-house lan party

Nas1

join:2011-10-05
Camrose, AB

My wife and I just purchased a brand new house in a fairly new subdivision and they have ran a cat 5 and a dual cable which appears to have twisted pair on one side and 4 strands of single mode fiber on the other. I'm not sure why they ran a separate cat 5 cable with the dual cable, does anybody know why they would run both?


ttvtech

join:2013-10-10
kudos:1

For a while, Fiber to the Curb was a serious consideration. It might have been put in the ground in case FTTC became a reality before FTTH.


Nas1

join:2011-10-05
Camrose, AB

That makes sense, thanks for the reply ttvtech!