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DSL_Ricer
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reply to Guspaz

Re: SkyNet Canada / Fibre Media FYI - Top Montreal Internet Providers

said by Guspaz:

A far more useful ranking would be percentage of promised speed delivered.

You say that, but if an ISP advertised/promised 56KB over ADSL and charged 100$/month for it, it'd receive top scores by your ranking.

Excluding hosting providers being in this list, I'd argue average speed offered by an ISP does represent a valid metric as service cost will affect how many people sign up for a given tier, therefor dropping ranking with increased cost.


Guspaz
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said by DSL_Ricer:

You say that, but if an ISP advertised/promised 56KB over ADSL and charged 100$/month for it, it'd receive top scores by your ranking.

Excluding hosting providers being in this list, I'd argue average speed offered by an ISP does represent a valid metric as service cost will affect how many people sign up for a given tier, therefor dropping ranking with increased cost.

Well, what's better, a company charging $30 for 24 megabit but delivering 8 in practice, or a company charging $25 for 7 megabit and delivering 7 in practice? I don't think you can ignore "promised versus offered", especially when you have companies like Colba, which almost exclusively pushes a 24 meg service, but has an average speed of about 8...
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