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McJugga

join:2008-12-30
Nepean, ON

Is it possible to do anything that requires uploading in Ottawa?

Hey, looking around at internet packages around here and it seems like I'm giong to have to pay upwards of $70 to break 3 mb/s upload speed? What the hell? How does anyone who needs to use their upload regularly get by?


yyzlhr

join:2012-09-03
Scarborough, ON
kudos:4

I'm assuming you don't live in Bell VDSL territory.

If you live in Rogers cable territory you can look at Start. They offer packages with 10mbps upload for under $70.


MichelR

join:2011-07-03
Ottawa, ON
Reviews:
·Start Communicat..
·voip.ms
·Rogers Hi-Speed

said by yyzlhr:

I'm assuming you don't live in Bell VDSL territory.

If you live in Rogers cable territory you can look at Start. They offer packages with 10mbps upload for under $70.

Yeah. The 35/10 package with Start is 59.99+tax.


JCohen
Premium
join:2010-10-19
Nepean, ON
kudos:11
Reviews:
·Start Communicat..
·TekSavvy Cable
·Rogers Hi-Speed
reply to McJugga

said by McJugga:

Hey, looking around at internet packages around here and it seems like I'm giong to have to pay upwards of $70 to break 3 mb/s upload speed? What the hell? How does anyone who needs to use their upload regularly get by?

Going by your location on your profile, for the most part Nepean has full Bell VDSL coverage which offers 10Mbps upload.
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hmm

@videotron.ca

But is that 10 guaranteed like on cable? Or do some poeple get lots lower?


mlord

join:2006-11-05
Nepean, ON
kudos:13
reply to McJugga

Yeah, as others have said: go with Start.ca and their "Plus" packages on Cable with 10mbit/sec upload (really, a full 10mbit/sec!).

I'm in Nepean also, and service has been quite good with them since signing up over a year ago.


bjlockie

join:2007-12-16
Ottawa, DSL
reply to hmm

It could be 7-10.



hmm

@videotron.ca

said by bjlockie:

It could be 7-10.

I've seen people get 2-3 :/


jmck
formerly 'shaded'

join:2010-10-02
Ottawa, ON
Reviews:
·TekSavvy DSL
·Start Communicat..

they don't sell you VDSL2 for 25/10 or 50/10 if your line won't qualify at least for 7Mbit up. a special order needs to be put in for orders that are estimated to be below that.

you can check the start.ca qualifying tool, i believe it provides an estimate on your upload.



TypeS

join:2012-12-17
London, ON
kudos:1
Reviews:
·TekSavvy Cable
reply to hmm

said by hmm :

said by bjlockie:

It could be 7-10.

I've seen people get 2-3 :/

Folks getting 2-3 Mb/s on VDSL accepted that that is all they will get before they put their order in. As jmck said, Bell will auto-reject anything below 7Mb/s for GAS orders.

The only time the 10Mb/s is "up to" from 640k to 10M is 15/10 because Bell advertises the ADSL2+ and VDSL2 offering as 1 package.

@McJugga,

You can find VDSL 25/10 for as low as $39.99 and Start offers 25/10 Cable for $49.95.


TypeS

join:2012-12-17
London, ON
kudos:1

(Delete double post).



sbrook
Premium,Mod
join:2001-12-14
Ottawa
kudos:13
Reviews:
·WIND Mobile
·TekSavvy Cable
reply to McJugga

The asymmetry in download/upload speeds is historical. It was long ago discovered that for residential use, the upload requirement was under 10% of the download.

It was a LOT cheaper to provide that service than symmetrical that nobody was going to use. Today with fibre the price differential isn't there.