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jtl999
CEO of Actiontec Dev Team

join:2012-11-24
In the GVRD
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[BC] Phase 2 and DNU.

Could any Shaw techs check if the DNU is done and deploy the Phase 2 codes to my bridged Cisco modem without changing bundled rates?

kevinds
Premium
join:2003-05-01
Calgary, AB
kudos:3
What specifically are you looking for?


jtl999
CEO of Actiontec Dev Team

join:2012-11-24
In the GVRD
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I'm referring to the Phase 2 upgrade and want more information about when it is done in my area (will not disclose publicly)


spock

join:2012-07-08
I thought they were on phase 3 now


jtl999
CEO of Actiontec Dev Team

join:2012-11-24
In the GVRD
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Source?


spock

join:2012-07-08
reply to spock
I over heard some shaw guys in tims talking about phase 3


jtl999
CEO of Actiontec Dev Team

join:2012-11-24
In the GVRD
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What did they say?


Anonytech

@shawcable.net
reply to spock
There is no phase 3.

spectrum

join:2011-01-14
reply to jtl999
The DNU has been completed in my area since last Sept, yet still no word on the phase 2 updates (i.e. higher internet speeds.)

Last I heard (from a Shaw rep) the holdup is attributed to the fire they had at the Calgary Shaw office and have no ETA.

I'm considering switching to Telus because I'm really looking for a faster upload, and their 50/10Mbit package is available in my area.


Shaw_Alex
Official Shaw Rep

join:2010-12-16
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Hey Spectrum, send me your modem serial number (or account number) and i'll find out what the latest is with the phase 2 availability.


jtl999
CEO of Actiontec Dev Team

join:2012-11-24
In the GVRD
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Can I do that too?

ravenchilde

join:2011-04-01
kudos:2
said by jtl999:

Can I do that too?

No.

:-P


jtl999
CEO of Actiontec Dev Team

join:2012-11-24
In the GVRD
kudos:4
lolz


Shaw_Alex
Official Shaw Rep

join:2010-12-16
kudos:1
reply to jtl999
I guess I have to bring enough for the whole class :P

Sure send me your info and i'll find out too.

shawuser

join:2010-10-15
Vancouver, BC
reply to jtl999
If I have MC2 and MC3 does that mean the DNU has been completed in my area?


jtl999
CEO of Actiontec Dev Team

join:2012-11-24
In the GVRD
kudos:4
What is MC2?

kevinds
Premium
join:2003-05-01
Calgary, AB
kudos:3
reply to shawuser
MC2 is Movie Central 2, the other HD Movie Central stations,

No, it doesn't mean it has completed, here, have HD VOD primetime, and MC2 and MC3, DNU has not occurred here yet though.

-Posted from my phone.


SoEasy

@shawcable.net
reply to jtl999
It is pretty easy to tell if DNU is done in your area. Go to Shaw.ca and see what internet packages are available for your area....

kevinds
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No, that isn't accurate either...

250 mbps is available in Strathmore, but DNU hasn't happened there yet either (or hadn't happened yet when I was there but 250 was available).

Easist way to tell, is if you have full cable (tiers 1, 2, or 3) connect a TV to analog cable, and see if you can get the tiers channels. If you don't have Tiers 1, 2, or 3 you shouldn't be able to see the channels in analog either though.
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spectrum

join:2011-01-14
reply to SoEasy
said by SoEasy :

It is pretty easy to tell if DNU is done in your area. Go to Shaw.ca and see what internet packages are available for your area....

The DNU *has* happened in my area (analog gone, which is kinda a bummer because we used it for FM), but I don't have access to updated tiers.

No idea why that is, but there you have it.

kevinds
Premium
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Calgary, AB
kudos:3
FM dissipeared long before DNU happened in most areas.

spectrum

join:2011-01-14
FM disappeared for me roughly around the same time (within a week or two), I just assumed it was due to the DNU, i guess that might not be the case though.

yyzlhr

join:2012-09-03
Scarborough, ON
kudos:4
reply to jtl999
No idea, what DNU is but I'm assuming it means they're transitioning the analogue channels to digital only? Does that actually allow for faster internet speeds? I thought the spectrum used for analogue channels can't be used for DOCSIS?

kevinds
Premium
join:2003-05-01
Calgary, AB
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Reviews:
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1 recommendation

Yes, spectrum for analog can be used for any/all digital services, digital channels, internet.

1 analog station equates to about 38 mbps internet.
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ravenchilde

join:2011-04-01
kudos:2
reply to kevinds
said by kevinds:

Easist way to tell, is if you have full cable (tiers 1, 2, or 3) connect a TV to analog cable, and see if you can get the tiers channels. If you don't have Tiers 1, 2, or 3 you shouldn't be able to see the channels in analog either though.

This isn't quite right as there are a lot of steps to DNU. First the analogue Tier 1,2,3 channels have to be removed (they are already being sent in digital as well). Then if the CMTS equipment is ready, within a short period of time some of the channels can be re-purposed for additional internet tiers.


jtl999
CEO of Actiontec Dev Team

join:2012-11-24
In the GVRD
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reply to Shaw_Alex
PM'd you.

spectrum

join:2011-01-14
reply to jtl999
I phoned Shaw again, they definitely still don't have BB250 in my area, and have no plans/ETA on when/if it might become available.

They also said my area had only completed 1 of the 3 upgrades needed.

kevinds
Premium
join:2003-05-01
Calgary, AB
kudos:3
reply to ravenchilde
And remove most/all of the tier filters from non-full cable customers, this is a pretty important one...
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jtl999
CEO of Actiontec Dev Team

join:2012-11-24
In the GVRD
kudos:4
reply to jtl999
PM'd Shaw on twitter too to speed up service.


jtl999
CEO of Actiontec Dev Team

join:2012-11-24
In the GVRD
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Got a message back saying it is not available at this time