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03-05-2011, 06:25 PM
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Internet Providers!

Hey, Ottawa.

Moving to you.

Wondering what kind of internet providers you guys have. Just want to look around and shop.

We're looking for something with high bandwidth and a high (preferably -no-) limit.

Thanks!

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03-05-2011, 06:33 PM
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teksavvy, offers a 15mb/s service with unlimited cap

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Is that bits or bytes? At bits, it's still awesome. At bytes, it is MUST BUY NOW.

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i thought teksavy's was 5Mb (bits) and 800kb (bits) up.

oh wait, you're talking about their cable. 15Mbits, 1Mbit up.

but only available in certain areas.

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i thought teksavy's was 5Mb (bits) and 800kb (bits) up.
With DSL. Cable is different.

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if you know where you're going to be living, or at least an area, stick a postal code in on their site and see if its available. I know most of ottawa-south is NOT covered.

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Ya i forgot to mention their service area. if you're in the west end, core of ottawa then you should be good. and it's bit's 15mbit/s

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if you know where you're going to be living, or at least an area, stick a postal code in on their site and see if its available. I know most of ottawa-south is NOT covered.
Good point. Not available where we're living.

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bell Fibe is nice as well tbh, decent price. bad cap though... fibe 16 at 16mbit/s and 75gb cap.

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bell Fibe is nice as well tbh, decent price. bad cap though... fibe 16 at 16mbit/s and 75gb cap.
Yeah, the speed is great but the problem is we are three heavy internet users.

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I would caution you since the CRTC is in the process of selling out changing the rules in favour of Bell and co. Bell and co. wants to force other such as TekSavvy into crippled download caps.

Go with TekSavvy or some other 3rd party re-seller but keep an eye our for rules changes, especially since your a high demand user - which Bell hates.

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Yeah, the speed is great but the problem is we are three heavy internet users.
Bell sells something called cap insurance...it's $10 for another 80GB.

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Yeah, the speed is great but the problem is we are three heavy internet users.
you're exactly in our situation except were bound by a contract. we are still under rogers contract at 70 bucks a month, yet we go over the limit each month by the maximum, so we end up paying 110ish alone for the internet.

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bell Fibe is nice as well tbh, decent price. bad cap though... fibe 16 at 16mbit/s and 75gb cap.
Bell's offering is garbage, "Fibe" is not Fiber, and with their cap it amounts to one day of Internet.

Teksavvy DSL is the way to go, excellent backbone and no caps.

They have a number of cable remotes in Ottawa, but Robbers is expected to introduce usage caps similar to those they enforce on their own customers for the privilege of using their last mile infrastructure in July.

Canada has pathetic Internet service and pricing.

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Bell's offering is garbage, "Fibe" is not Fiber, and with their cap it amounts to one day of Internet.

Teksavvy DSL is the way to go, excellent backbone and no caps.

They have a number of cable remotes in Ottawa, but Robbers is expected to introduce usage caps similar to those they enforce on their own customers for the privilege of using their last mile infrastructure in July.

Canada has pathetic Internet service and pricing.

I'm going to send an email to Jack Layton.

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oh trust me I know the situation with the internet around here. i know it's not "FIBER" never mentioned that's what i thought it was. their speeds are decent as i've seen them in action around here, yet again i said their caps suck... and well if you hit 75gb of data a day, i'd say take a walk or go fishing cuz that's nuts.

send an email to your representative to let them know how you feel about UBB and billing for the last mile. luckily for me (if i move out of here) i will have access to full teksavvy internet yay.

tbh there really isn't any surefire ISP around... at all in canada.

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Pick your poison. Bell or Rogers. All independent companies are currently set to be screwed due to the useless CRTC protecting big companies instead of the consumer.

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I live in the Syracuse area so forgive me but you all keep discussing a "cap". You don't mean like a cap on how much traffic you can d/l u/l per period do you? Or is that per day or do you mean the speed is capped?

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Pick your poison. Bell or Rogers. All independent companies are currently set to be screwed due to the useless CRTC protecting big companies instead of the consumer.
The UBB decision is under review by the CRTC and Industry Minister Tony Clement has stated that if the CRTC come back with the same plan he will veto it.

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I live in the Syracuse area so forgive me but you all keep discussing a "cap". You don't mean like a cap on how much traffic you can d/l u/l per period do you? Or is that per day or do you mean the speed is capped?
I was referring to the total limit of usage per month. Re: You can only download and upload, say, 70GB on a given month without paying fees for going over. (Some of them, extravagant!)

As far as capping P2P speed, which I know that Rogers does, that won't be a huge problem. Most of our torrenting is already done through a seedbox to circumvent this problem here.

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I live in the Syracuse area so forgive me but you all keep discussing a "cap". You don't mean like a cap on how much traffic you can d/l u/l per period do you? Or is that per day or do you mean the speed is capped?
Speeds are capped, and there are also monthly throughput allowances as well. ISP's are tracking and measuring the amount of traffic ( up and down ) through your modem. These 'traffic' allowances are frequently referred to as Bandwidth Caps in Canada.

So, yes.....our plans offer various speed tiers, as well as, data-transfer allowances per month.

Monthly throughput allowances are not at all common in the US. Most US plans allow for unlimited downloading with no restrictions. In Canada, almost all plans come with a 'data-transfer' cap. A few ISP's are offerning unlimited, but not many.

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The UBB decision is under review by the CRTC and Industry Minister Tony Clement has stated that if the CRTC come back with the same plan he will veto it.
The UBB decision under review by the CRTC, only applies to Bell Canada and it's resellers.

Of course, you can bet that the cable companies are watching closely.....but they are not actually affected by the decision because it only applies to Bell.

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Bell's offering is garbage, "Fibe" is not Fiber, and with their cap it amounts to one day of Internet.

Teksavvy DSL is the way to go, excellent backbone and no caps.

They have a number of cable remotes in Ottawa, but Robbers is expected to introduce usage caps similar to those they enforce on their own customers for the privilege of using their last mile infrastructure in July.

Canada has pathetic Internet service and pricing.
This.

The telecommunications industry in Canada is a joke. You don't need to be an expert to realize it either.

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teksavvy and/or acanac are the only two "unlimited" services you can get in the area ( i think).
I'm using Acanac - they also have DSL and cable internet, similar prices, similar service.

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I know the decision is under review, but when has Canada ever been fair in terms of Internet usage.

To the previous post, there are bandwidth caps in Ontario. The big companies will also throttle your speeds from time to time. Welcome to hell.

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