said by bbbc:
Who knows... 25Mb ain't good enough for you until that day comes? I'm assuming your equating the CLEC terminology to wholesalers.
As far as I was aware, CLEC is a correct term. Competitive Local Exchange Carrier. The 'main' carrier is an ILEC, Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier. Telus uses the term CLEC. In some of their voice prompts, it's "For CLEC ADSL, press 1, for Centrex assignment, press 2", etc.
said by bbbc:
That sounds like a perfect world, but wholesalers generally don't subsidize equipment and installation costs unlike the duopolies which require a contract.
Yea, so with the wholesaler not subsidizing equipment costs, there should be no cost if the customer provides their own equipment.
Also, when I signed up with telus from day 1, there was never any contract. (I've been with telus for dsl since they bought out cadvision here in Calgary in 2001 I think it was.) And they still provided the equipment. The equipment is there for you to use free of charge for as long as you have telus service. The only reason I see to sign a contract is to get their 6 month promo rate, and or any 'gift' that they have going at the time. Like the laptop / tablet thing. That still wouldn't get me to sign a long term contract. Not worth it when they start changing bandwidth agreements.