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Old February 20, 2010, 11:04 PM
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Smile Shaw to test 1 Gbps networks [CBC]

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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
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Old February 20, 2010, 11:09 PM
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Yup just heard this a couple of days ago
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Old February 20, 2010, 11:16 PM
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Rogers upped my price then slashed my cap. Is Shaw any better ?
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sweet stuff... it'll probably be pricey at the start though
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Old February 21, 2010, 12:33 PM
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Ya I think even the Nitro cap is 200GB/month and that's on a 150mbps line.
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It's still nice to download a 100mb driver in 10 seconds though, regardless of a cap.
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Old February 21, 2010, 04:16 PM
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Melt them wires
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