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ZZLEE February 20, 2010 11:04 PM

Shaw to test 1 Gbps networks [CBC]
 
Quote:

Cable provider Shaw Communications says it is testing ultra-fast broadband, with potential download speeds up to one gigabit per second.

That speed is 10 times faster than the highest-end connections now available and more than 100 times faster than what many Canadians have.



CBC News - Technology & Science - Shaw tests ultra-fast internet speeds

Shaw will test in western markets 1000 Kbs ( 1 Gbps ) in April :biggrin:

headsh0t February 20, 2010 11:09 PM

Yup just heard this a couple of days ago

ZZLEE February 20, 2010 11:16 PM

Rogers upped my price then slashed my cap. Is Shaw any better ?

Polygon February 21, 2010 12:00 AM

sweet stuff... it'll probably be pricey at the start though

Fudd Rucker February 21, 2010 06:42 AM

Thats bittersweet for me.Cant wait to see what its like, but I am literally the last city on the shaw network this far east so its not likely I will get to see it here. Hell we havent even had the 25MB/s lines trickle here yet. On another note my shaw line has been bloody fast and consistant without any whining about my bandwidth usage. Except the month I had to reinstall all of my steam games when one of my HDDs died on me.

enaberif February 21, 2010 09:07 AM

Sure the speeds will be nice but what.. are we STILL going to be entailed to a shitty cap of our bandwidth? I mean those speeds are great and all but if we can only grab 80gb a month its a waste.

JMCD February 21, 2010 09:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by enaberif (Post 337057)
Sure the speeds will be nice but what.. are we STILL going to be entailed to a shitty cap of our bandwidth? I mean those speeds are great and all but if we can only grab 80gb a month its a waste.

Agreed, most of us can go over our monthly cap within 4-24 hours as it is.

headsh0t February 21, 2010 12:33 PM

Ya I think even the Nitro cap is 200GB/month and that's on a 150mbps line.

Perineum February 21, 2010 02:04 PM

It's still nice to download a 100mb driver in 10 seconds though, regardless of a cap. :thumb:

ZZLEE February 21, 2010 04:16 PM

Melt them wires :biggrin:


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