Originally Posted by notickets
I'm in a bind. I live 20 minutes north of Ottawa in Quebec. DSL is 1.6 km from door and has been so for over 4 years. Bell keeps telling me its coming...hold on its coming. Cable is not available where I live as we all either have starchoice or expressvu. A Wireless Coop fell thru as we are in a very hilly/treed area and it just wasn't reliable.
Satellite seems to be my only alternative, but from what I have read the cost is unreal compared to DSL/cable. I see if you are a directPC customer you pay only half. How do they know if you were a customer? And why does it matter to them? You still need to buy a dish...and all the stuff?
Also, if you go with the 1MB download...how close to 1mb does it stay and what's the lowest it could go down too?
I'm so sick of dial-up....but it is much cheaper!!
The liberals have said a number of years back that all of Canada would have hi-speed access to the net. Or is that only people who live in the cities?
Venting again...but controlled venting is good :-)
i am an expressvu customer that had direcpc and upgraded to anikast
that's why we got a discount since BCE owns bell and telesat
i can't even imagine having to pay the full retail cost of this alleged "service"
it's not even close to dsl speed for dsl price as was promised by BCE CEO
the serivice is unreliable, support is bad, costs too much both hardware and monthly
i am starting a petition in my neighbourhood of all the people that want hi speed (rogers has no plans coming here until fall 2006) and i called bell and they might listen
or wait until then and watch the pigs fight themselves for my business then.....
the next step is to lobby my local politicians to get high speed
show the mega corps that people want it and wait fo affordable hi speed
i have the 1 mbps down and 256 kbps up for $90 / mth and it is way over priced, goes out with the hint of rain and they don't want to fix it - telesat still acts like a gov't agency which is what they were and have no idea of customer service
fight the good fight and stay strong - if we make anikast a failure, the only other option will be bell or rogers
but if anikast takes off BCE won't want to put dsl in via bell