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Arinoth December 6, 2011 03:45 PM

New ISP Suggestions
 
Well it seems as of late the quality of my internet has tanked from pretty good to well this:

http://speedtest.net/result/1633819097.png

Apparently there is higher then normal traffic now, which for ADSL doesn't quite make sense unless the bottleneck is literally at the host end of Bell Aliant. Anywho, they told me its on their end and that during peak hours my internet may slow down. Nothing like paying for Ultra High Speed and getting their Light Service when I'm home from work in the evening. Only time I get my proper speeds now is at 12+am when usenet downloads on its own.

Now I'm wondering what options I have now. Anything that avoids ADSL would be great seeing as going ADSL would put me back at Bell Aliant's "superb" network here in Saint John.

Shadowmeph December 6, 2011 04:01 PM

have you gone to dsl reports and did some tests? just to make sure that it isn't something like a bad cable or connection

Arinoth December 6, 2011 04:05 PM

Yes, its my ISP, I've even gotten a confirmation from one Bell Aliant rep that they are using old hardware and it could be getting bogged down.

Jake_HT December 6, 2011 04:05 PM

Only other options in NB is rogers which is capped. There's xplornet too but unless you're quite outside of the city that's a no go and I don't recommend the satellite. , I have the coverage tool still if you want me to check for ya.., lots of people in SJ (and NB in general) having problems with bells oversold dsl network

Arinoth December 6, 2011 04:11 PM

Well couldn't I try Teksavvy over their cable? My only gripe with Rogers is how low the cap is, can you buy extra cap space upfront, and if so for how much?

Edit: N/M Teksavvy not available on cable here.

sswilson December 6, 2011 04:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arinoth (Post 577025)
Well couldn't I try Teksavvy over their cable? My only gripe with Rogers is how low the cap is, can you buy extra cap space upfront, and if so for how much?

Edit: N/M Teksavvy not available on cable here.

Maximum overage charge for the 60G package is $50, so it's a bit pricey, but works out to unlimited for a around $100.

Arinoth December 6, 2011 05:06 PM

Yeah, but I know, at least they used to in ontario, Bell let you buy extra cap space at a lower price then their going over charge. Wondering if rogers had the same at all.

sswilson December 6, 2011 05:11 PM

How much do you use? They do have larger cap packages, but IMO, the best deal is the lower speed / low cap + overage fee if you're looking for unlimited.

zsamz_ December 6, 2011 05:39 PM

cable prices gonna come down in feb-march if they follow crtc ruling

cant wait to get more than 120gb on cable

Arinoth December 6, 2011 06:42 PM

I'd probably have to say around 100GB (includes video game downloads, but I'm archiving them now)


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