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resa1983
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join:2008-03-10
North York, ON
kudos:10

Internet in Grey county, Ontario

Looking for any sort of 'high-speed' in Grey County, out near Walter's Falls.

»maps.google.com/maps?q=44.506667···t=h&z=14

End of the line for the lines (hydro & Bell use same pole, they're last house serviced on the line). Bell's site says 6mbps is available, however Bell also refuses to service/upgrade the line, so anything nearing that speed is completely out of the question.
Currently using a Rogers cell device, $45/month, 128kbps down, 2gb/month.
Essentially looking for any alternatives. Tower is already up.

Just looking for options.
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elwoodblues
Elwood Blues
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Somewhere in
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I'd be guessing WoW is unplayable at that speed.

resa1983
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North York, ON
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said by elwoodblues:

I'd be guessing WoW is unplayable at that speed.

Lol.. Its not for me..

My mom's considering moving up there. She may get a job offer this weekend (it's been in the works for months on end now - just waiting for client signoff), and she needs faster internet than is currently provided.
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zygggy

join:2009-11-27
Meaford, ON
reply to resa1983
Rogers LTE (Sierra Wireless) stick - 10 GB $52.00 monthly.

Works well for me around Meaford On - depends on the proximity to a Rogers tower.


stacked deck

@videotron.ca
reply to resa1983
ah, Grey County. I think they are one of the countires that sold off their population (and local entrepreneurs) to Bell and Rogers so that the likes of Bell et all can charge ridiculous sky-high fee's.

See:
»Bruce County. No competiton for you

After they got it in, people started getting mega-bills in the hundreds. Kinda funny.

Maybe there is info here for who is around that you can choose from:
»www.grey.ca/government-administr···tiative/

Xplornet seems to be there, but I do believe they throttle, charge insane overages and lock you into multi-year contracts. Not 100% sure though. But you can search this forum for Xplornet. Pretty sure they are mentioned more than one on Geists site for various reasons

Let us know what competition you find out there. Has me curious.

yyzlhr

join:2012-09-03
Scarborough, ON
kudos:4
reply to zygggy
said by zygggy:

Rogers LTE (Sierra Wireless) stick - 10 GB $52.00 monthly.

Works well for me around Meaford On - depends on the proximity to a Rogers tower.

Rogers does not have LTE coverage up there. Bell/Telus don't either, you have to be closer to blue mountain in order to get LTE in that area.

resa1983
Premium
join:2008-03-10
North York, ON
kudos:10
reply to stacked deck
Whats funny was I was on that grey county site already, looking through options.

I heard that the cell modem service was decent at least with Rogers til they hiked up the price, and removed the overage fees.

I've pretty much realized if they want internet, they'll need to go WISP - which is fine since they have the tower already - but the speeds just aren't sufficient as my mom does occasionally work on proposals and such from home. :\

As for Xplornet: I'm quite aware of their practices... Bruce Street Telecom was also on that FOIA from Michael Geist.

»www.grey.ca/government-administr···oviders/
Bruce Street Telecom - No residential
Grey Bruce Telecom - 79.99 for 5mbps
Ehtel - 64.99 for 5mbps, 35GB
HuronTel - Ripley area only
Maximum ISP - 69.95 for 3mbps
PacketWorks - not really an option
Point to Point broadband - out of area
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DKS
Damn Kidney Stones
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join:2001-03-22
Owen Sound, ON
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reply to resa1983
said by resa1983:

Looking for any sort of 'high-speed' in Grey County, out near Walter's Falls.

Good luck. One of my co-workers lives at Temple Hill. They use Xplornet. Not great. DSL and cable are absolutely NOT available out there, as far as I know (Rogers cable for sure). I have been out there with my Telus 3G phone (LTE absolutely not available) and gotten reasonable connection. The problem out there is the hills. Coverage is dodgy.
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DKS
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Owen Sound, ON
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reply to resa1983
said by resa1983:

I've pretty much realized if they want internet, they'll need to go WISP - which is fine since they have the tower already - but the speeds just aren't sufficient as my mom does occasionally work on proposals and such from home. :\

Walters Falls is not a great place for internet access.
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zygggy

join:2009-11-27
Meaford, ON
reply to yyzlhr
The LTE stick is backwards compatible - I don't get LTE service up here, however, it defaults back to HSPA+. I've had a place up here for the last 20 years and its' the best option I've seen.


DKS
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Owen Sound, ON
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said by zygggy:

The LTE stick is backwards compatible - I don't get LTE service up here, however, it defaults back to HSPA+. I've had a place up here for the last 20 years and its' the best option I've seen.

The Rogers map gives a good indication of what is available in the Walters Falls area. Local dealers will let you buy the stick and give you a few days to try it out. If it doesn't work, bring it back for a refund.

Bell's coverage.

Telus coverage

All of those are a tad optimistic. I know the coverage just north on LFCATC Meaford is just wrong.
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scorpido
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New Hamburg, ON
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Check with www.maximumisp.ca they may service that area.

yyzlhr

join:2012-09-03
Scarborough, ON
kudos:4
reply to zygggy
said by zygggy:

The LTE stick is backwards compatible - I don't get LTE service up here, however, it defaults back to HSPA+. I've had a place up here for the last 20 years and its' the best option I've seen.

I get that, but the OP is already using a Rogers wireless device for their internet connection and it's not measuring up to their needs.

resa1983
Premium
join:2008-03-10
North York, ON
kudos:10
said by yyzlhr:

said by zygggy:

The LTE stick is backwards compatible - I don't get LTE service up here, however, it defaults back to HSPA+. I've had a place up here for the last 20 years and its' the best option I've seen.

I get that, but the OP is already using a Rogers wireless device for their internet connection and it's not measuring up to their needs.

Yeah, its pretty fail... Even up a tower to get better reception due to all the trees & hills.
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DKS
Damn Kidney Stones
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Owen Sound, ON
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said by resa1983:

said by yyzlhr:

said by zygggy:

The LTE stick is backwards compatible - I don't get LTE service up here, however, it defaults back to HSPA+. I've had a place up here for the last 20 years and its' the best option I've seen.

I get that, but the OP is already using a Rogers wireless device for their internet connection and it's not measuring up to their needs.

Yeah, its pretty fail... Even up a tower to get better reception due to all the trees & hills.

I am looking seriously at this option to get signal at my cottage at Sauble Beach. I have to wait for spring, though. Review here.
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scorpido
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New Hamburg, ON
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Mark from MaximumISP has service in Sauble Beach. He has a really good network. I would check him out as I think he also offers seasonal.


DKS
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Owen Sound, ON
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said by scorpido:

Mark from MaximumISP has service in Sauble Beach. He has a really good network. I would check him out as I think he also offers seasonal.

Absolutely not available at my cottage. I've tested it.
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Cottage

@rogers.com
»www.gbtel.ca/v2/

Not sure if these guys extend over to Walter Falls, but we are between Sauble and Southampton and the service has been great. Offer seasonal, and support has been good when we have had issues. Speed is fine for surfing, and using VPN for work. Right on the edge for streaming video, some days good

Highly recommended


koira
Keep Fighting Michael
Premium
join:2004-02-16
reply to resa1983
Sat elite internet ?

Robrr

join:2008-04-19
Guelph, ON
reply to resa1983
Wireless (WiMax) coverage is available in your area.

My parents who live very close by to you use Grey Bruce Telecom as their provider and have been very happy with the service.

gbtel

join:2013-02-15
Allenford, ON
reply to resa1983
We do offer service in Walters Falls. Please visit us at www.gbtel.ca or call us at 1-866-840-2858

cottage

join:2013-03-09
Mississauga, ON
reply to DKS
Hey DKS - let us know how the test goes with the cell signal extender, our cell coverage at the cottage at Sauble is weeaakk as well


DKS
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said by cottage:

Hey DKS - let us know how the test goes with the cell signal extender, our cell coverage at the cottage at Sauble is weeaakk as well

I won't move on it until closer to the summer. I used the Telus Network Experience problem reporting app yesterday to flag the problem (yes, Telus has their own cellular signal problem reporting app). I will see what that brings, first.

Where is your cottage? On leased land or north of the main street?
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cottage

join:2013-03-09
Mississauga, ON
We are on leased land, on Bruce Road 13, about halfway between Sauble and Southhampton


DKS
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Same neighbourhood as me.


DKS
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said by cottage:

We are on leased land, on Bruce Road 13, about halfway between Sauble and Southhampton

With the snow gone, I was up on the cottage roof at Sauble to see if I could get a signal on my cell phone. 3 of 5 bars on my iPhone 4S. Looks like I'll be getting one of these to get cell and data signals in the cottage.
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DKS
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Owen Sound, ON
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Found out about the local wireless internet run by the Saugeen First Nation #29. It's fibre to the pole, then wireless N. 5 GB up/down. $300 install, 1 year commitment, but you can connect and disconnect at any time for no charge. $50/month, unlimited data, when you are connected. If you are at Sauble Beach and on leased land, it's an option. And they do the initial feasibility check at no cost to see how high your antenna needs to be. There is a pole just down the street.
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65589721

join:2013-04-24
Australia
reply to resa1983
Xplornet seems to be there, but I do believe they decrease, price insane overages and protected you into multi-year contracts. Not 100% sure though. But you can look for this group for Xplornet.


DKS
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Owen Sound, ON
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said by 65589721:

Xplornet seems to be there, but I do believe they decrease, price insane overages and protected you into multi-year contracts. Not 100% sure though. But you can look for this group for Xplornet.

No intention of going to xPlorenet. The Band system looks very attractive. Their actual contractor is HuronTel.
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cottage519

join:2013-04-29
reply to DKS
said by DKS:

Found out about the local wireless internet run by the Saugeen First Nation #29. It's fibre to the pole, then wireless N. 5 GB up/down. $300 install, 1 year commitment, but you can connect and disconnect at any time for no charge. $50/month, unlimited data, when you are connected. If you are at Sauble Beach and on leased land, it's an option. And they do the initial feasibility check at no cost to see how high your antenna needs to be. There is a pole just down the street.

Hey, thanks for checking that, the monthly is about the same as GBTel, but the speeds seem higher, may be a worth while look (with the Leafs in the playoffs, will need to be able to stream the games if they last that long)

I assume those poles that got installed in the last little while are the ones giving us the wifi, we are close to one as well, down by Pashwood