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jimmcgale

@rogers.com

[Cable] Start.ca offers but not Teksavvy in my area ?

I'm in Bolton, Ontario and am looking for an alternative to my rogers 32Mbps internet service since the bandwidth is limited and it's pricey. I went to the Teksavvy site and I can only get 6Mbps DSL. But at Start.ca, i plug in my postal code and says that 28Mbps Cable internet is available.

What gives ?

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squircle

join:2009-06-23
Oakville, ON
reply to jimmcgale

Re: [Cable] Start.ca offers but not Teksavvy in my area ?

Start uses the aggregated POI, meaning they serve all Rogers areas (Rogers carries their traffic to their interconnection point for them), whereas Teksavvy connects to POI's individually. All this means is that Teksavvy doesn't service the POI you're connected to. You can always ask in the direct forum to confirm, but if there's a separate POI for Bolton/Maple/Caledon, Teksavvy won't likely ever connect to it because they probably won't see a return on their investment any time in the future.

That being said, TSI's DSL availability will be the same as Start's as everybody plays by Bell's rules.



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said by squircle:

Start uses the aggregated POI, meaning they serve all Rogers areas (Rogers carries their traffic to their interconnection point for them), whereas Teksavvy connects to POI's individually.....

 
START also serves Cogeco's complete Ontario territory in the same manner (first Indie ISP to do so), and it seems to be working just fine, at least for me.


jimmcgale

@rogers.com
reply to squircle

Is it an advantage for Tek to be connected directly ? Does this circumvent the Rogers traffic management ?



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reply to squircle

said by squircle:

Start uses the aggregated POI, meaning they serve all Rogers areas (Rogers carries their traffic to their interconnection point for them), whereas Teksavvy connects to POI's individually. All this means is that Teksavvy doesn't service the POI you're connected to. You can always ask in the direct forum to confirm, but if there's a separate POI for Bolton/Maple/Caledon, Teksavvy won't likely ever connect to it because they probably won't see a return on their investment any time in the future.

That being said, TSI's DSL availability will be the same as Start's as everybody plays by Bell's rules.

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rogersmogers

@start.ca
reply to jimmcgale

said by jimmcgale :

Is it an advantage for Tek to be connected directly ? Does this circumvent the Rogers traffic management ?

No it does not.

daeron

join:2012-05-11
Ottawa

Are you sure about that?
Since I've switched off rogers to Start I am no longer traffic shaped.

(Or you could have been responding to the first part of the message, not sure)



JCohen
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reply to jimmcgale

said by jimmcgale :

Is it an advantage for Tek to be connected directly ? Does this circumvent the Rogers traffic management ?

Their is no throttling on Start.


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said by jimmcgale :

Is it an advantage for Tek to be connected directly ? Does this circumvent the Rogers traffic management ?

In theory it might be. For now Rogers has turned off the traffic management, so in practice it doesn't make much difference.
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