I also used to be on Giganews as well, but these smaller guys like Astranews and Usenetserver offer high speeds and much cheaper plans with good retention.
The $10 Usenetserver package, is a great deal. You won't have a problem hitting your 50Mb cap when Telus gets their shit together, I have personally been with them for 3 years now.
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I just tried supernews, since they have a free 3day/10gb trial. Same results. I averaged 2.8MB/s on all ports.
Assuming they are not throttling, how do we get Telus to look into fixing this?
Here is a reply from usenetserver support:
You're the third person in a row to have Telus and report slow speeds. What's odd is that there is no middle man, your ISP directly peers with our ISP, so you should have one of the better connections. There's nothing more that I can do for you on your end, but I'll put this with our other traceroutes - if we can get a few more like it we can make a case for investigation. Thank you for your time and patience in this matter.
So if there is no 'middle man'. Is Telus throttling usenet, for sure?