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blueey

@mtw.ru
reply to jfmezei

Re: Bell Canada launched FTTH in Québec City

Bell is making million dollar investments to shore up landline losses

(90, 000 last quarter: »business.financialpost.com/2012/···t-cable/, Guess where the majority are going? To cable's bundle.) and gain market share from the dominant cable companies (80% internet, TV, home phone market share in some areas)...

And you guys want to ride the network? Talk about leeches.

Bell has to deal with cable companies with superior last-miles, the overwhelming DSL customer base of resellers, and now little kids who want to share the next-generation fiber network.



alienzzz
Kill Bell

join:2011-02-17
Verdun, QC

said by blueey :

and now little kids who want to share the next-generation fiber network.

Uhm, there is no sharing. Bell's FIB is useless. With their ridiculous caps not even their own customers will be able to use it.

Why even bother with this charade? Just ask for people to mail you their bank account numbers and then transfer cash directly.

Team up with Nigerian scammers. That should be their next business model.... would work better than this pretense that they somehow improving connectivity. What a joke.


mlerner
Premium
join:2000-11-25
Nepean, ON
kudos:5
reply to blueey

said by blueey :

And you guys want to ride the network? Talk about leeches.

Leech? Wholesale ISPs do provide some revenue to Bell for network access. In fact, should Bell not be able to improve their customer base they may start doing more wholesale pricing promos to attract more third party customers. Bell needs wholesale to combat cable.

jfmezei
Premium
join:2007-01-03
Pointe-Claire, QC
kudos:23

This is sigificant because:

We've just come though YEARS of haggling at CRTC to get VDSL2 speeds called "FTTN" which Bell claimed was a totally different network. And now Bell is going FTTH and it too will want to take years before it is made available to ISPs.

It is also notable because limited FTTH deployemnts in greefields have some far had the standard Fib speeds, but the one in QUébec city really blows cable out.

And with Bell,s allegedly superior FibTV product compared to Videotron, they may be able to reclaim some market share if they are able to price agressively enough to get customers wiened from Videotron.

The problem is that providing 175mbps retail service when small ISPs have to pay $2213/100mbps means that the small ISPs would not be able to offer such speeds affordably.

Note: I added the URLs back to the first post. Somehow DSLR had de-URLed them.


lawrence171
Evilly Yours - Evilness

join:2001-12-24
Canada
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reply to blueey

said by blueey :

Bell has to deal with cable companies with superior last-miles, the overwhelming DSL customer base of resellers, and now little kids who want to share the next-generation fiber network.

Not to mention, their own incompetence. People are willing to pay for a superior service, and Bell has provided no justification for paying more for their services.

They have retarded technical support people, pathetic support in every way, poor DNS server reliability, packet loss issues...etc. Heck, their own technical support people outright refuses to even open up a ticket even if you contacted them in GOOD FAITH regarding packet loss on their network.

I used to pay more for the superior service, but once their service became merely as good a 3rd party ISPs, or worse, I stopped paying for it.
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