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Cheator August 15, 2008 06:50 PM

ISP options
 
Hey guys.

I just moved about 5 blocks away from my old place and, lucky me, I went from 6 meg DSL to 3 meg DSL :blarg:. I 'm not happy, so I'm looking at alternatives until my company gets physical pressence in my area (if they ever do).

This is who I am looking at:

1. Cogeco - I don't like rogers, and I don't like cable, and I don't like caps... but if I have no choice

2. Primus - They might have a physical prescense, which means there is a chance I can get ADSL2+ and hopefully reach 6 meg or more (depending on my distance of course)


Anyone else have any alternatives in ottawa? I'd rather stick with the company I work for (bell reseller) but i need speed and stability!

NyteOwl August 15, 2008 07:14 PM

Nobody likes caps but I'd get used to it since everybody is doing it these days, whether they need to or not.

Chilly August 15, 2008 07:26 PM

Cogeco is the best in my opinion, they do cap yes, but thats pretty much the only nasty thing they do.
Most ADSL providers lease their lines from Bell wholesale, and Bell throttles ALL its lines, including its wholesaled lines(theres actually a bit of consiversy atm over this)

Cogeco throtles NOTHING except Bittorrent Uploads, (ie you can download at full soeed, but you can only upload at reduced speeds unless the user your uploading to is also a cogeco user)

Cheator August 15, 2008 09:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Chilly (Post 79764)
Cogeco is the best in my opinion, they do cap yes, but thats pretty much the only nasty thing they do.
Most ADSL providers lease their lines from Bell wholesale, and Bell throttles ALL its lines, including its wholesaled lines(theres actually a bit of consiversy atm over this)

Cogeco throtles NOTHING except Bittorrent Uploads, (ie you can download at full soeed, but you can only upload at reduced speeds unless the user your uploading to is also a cogeco user)

Yeah I know about the controversy and reslling, i work for a bell reseller.

So uploading is slow unless they are a cogeco customer?

1Tanker August 15, 2008 11:39 PM

We're just east of Peterborough, and we use Persona. I don't know if they service your area, but it might be worth looking into. We've been with them for 2-1/2 years, and have nothing but praise for them. We have 6 mbps/640kbps cable(cable's not bad) for $43.95/month(it shows $46.95 on their site) and no caps. I consistantly DL @ 721kbps..any time of day.:thumb:

Here's a test i just ran.. and all my test are within 1% of this.

http://www.speedtest.net/result/309736302.png

GL with whoever you get. :biggrin:

Cheator August 16, 2008 12:15 AM

Thanks for the info! Looks like they are rural only though :/ no Ottawa.

andynerd August 16, 2008 05:24 AM

cogeco is the best!

b1lk1 August 16, 2008 06:05 AM

I vote for Cogeco too. Bell is an EVIL company and they overcharge horribly for everything. I cut their wire off my house because of my extreme dislike for them. I have yet to hit the 60GB download cap and some months I really pull in alot. As people say, caps are pretty much the norm and are going to become the norm very soon. I have the up to 10MB/s plan and I download usually around 1200kb/s.

PS: I live in the middle of nowhere too in a town of 9K people. Cogeco rules.......

Jack Rabbit August 16, 2008 07:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Chilly (Post 79764)
Most ADSL providers lease their lines from Bell wholesale, and Bell throttles ALL its lines

I thought it was all. Are there any other DSL carriers in Ontario that have their own equipment? If so, how does that work? They can not be stringing their own phone lines so do they lease space for the DSLAM in the switching stations?

NyteOwl August 16, 2008 09:18 PM

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I thought it was all. Are there any other DSL carriers in Ontario that have their own equipment?
There may be if Bell gets it's way. They are petitioning CRTC to rescind the order that requires them to make their lines available for sharing with other carriers. What a way to shut off and shut out your competition. The telcos really need a clampdown on their antics.


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