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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 2017-09-12, 06:41 AM Thread Starter
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good day, we are moving from rogers area to Simcoe in Norfolk county , can anyone recommend best high speed alternative in this area, is eastlink only option? do require good consistant service for emails, streaming etc etc, appreciate any suggestions

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 2017-09-12, 12:22 PM
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Find an ISP in your area. It shows 128 ISPs so most will be resellers. Look for the services with the highest rating and the greatest number of positive reviews.

The most important variable is location, exact location. Service speed and reliability vary widely from city to city, subdivision to subdivision and sometimes street to street. For example, gigabit FTTH is available about 2 km from here but 5Mb DSL is the only telecom service on this street. The best service is cable by far. It's best to get first hand experiences from people who live as close as possible to the exact location. If good internet connectivity is necessary for something like work or business use, it's a good idea to make it a factor in choosing a place to live.

Price and customer service are also important. Those can be better from an internet reseller. They may also be a good source of info on what will work best at any particular address.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 2017-09-14, 07:04 AM
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I have often wondered why internet availability and speed is not shown in capital letters on Real Estate advertisements. 11 years ago we had Cable internet in TO and when we decided to move high speed reliable internet was a mandatory item on the buying specifications.
The assorted agents we spoke to just gave us blank stares when we mentioned if we had asked for a spaceship landing pad. We did our own research and bought in a mature Rogers cable area.

Imho people why buy houses and then complain about lack of high speed internet are living back in the 1900s.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 2017-09-14, 12:36 PM
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It wasn't much different then. People would move into an area without good telephone service and complain about it. Party lines with up to 12 homes on a single twisted pair were common in less populated areas, even near big cities.
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