: Anyone in NB get the speed increase from Rogers?
2007-07-21, 07:58 AM
What is exceedingly funny is that I just started watching Ep 49 of The Lab with Leo and Leo had a caller from Australia and the question was in regards to how to schedule downloads so as to avoid an issue in Australia. The issue is, believe it or not, off peak and on peak rates for bandwidth!!!!!
Well, Leo popped a gasket and started ranting about the fact that in Canada, the US and Australia, we customers are getting savaged compared to anywhere else in the world. Appearently, in Sweeden, a 100 mbps BOTH WAYS connection, is like $20 USD!!!!
The CRTC needs to clamp down...
2007-07-21, 08:12 AM
Appearently, in Sweeden, a 100 mbps BOTH WAYS connection, is like $20 USD!!!!
Wow......... we're very very very far from getting that. Oh and it has to be said : if Rogers get speeds and price to match that, we'll be the last to have it :P
2007-07-21, 08:41 AM
Yea it's pathetic, Sweden has some of if not best bandwidth rates in the world. I figure it would take Rogers 25 years to accomplish those speeds and by then I'll probaby be too old and senile to bother with computers anymore.
2007-07-21, 09:23 AM
Well, I am doing some digging and one thing is for sure...
One of the providors in SE is only charging $15 CAD for phone service!!!
Took me some time to translate and find but here it is...
Telia in Sweden, has 24 mbps bidirectional service for a "whopping" $55 CAD. :o
2007-07-21, 11:18 AM
That would be good....I wonder if they have dual tuners to boot? If so, I'm moving to Sweden this upcoming monday!!!
2007-07-21, 02:29 PM
Well uhm, one thing to remember is that not everything is cheap in European countries. Some products or services cost more there than here, and vice-versa...
It is SAD though that we're way behind in internet high-speed technology.
Rogers CSR told me that we didn't get the speed increase in my area of the city because of hardware upgrades on their side. :confused: The jump from 6 to 8 mbit ain't that big. I can't believe they were not already setup for a future, much higher speed.
2007-07-21, 03:00 PM
The days of people using the internet for mostly browsing and checking emails are long gone and Rogers needs to realize this.
Rogers totally understands this. So does Sympatico and probably very soon Aliant.
ISP's realise that people use the internet more than just surfing. We use it to download entertainment. Rogers (ISP's) want a cut; hence, introduction/inforcement of caps.
The more we use the internet, the more we can't be without it. The more dependant we become, the more we're willing to pay.
2007-07-21, 11:40 PM
Providing Internet bandwidth is not free to Rogers, Bell, Aliant and everyone else in the game. It's serious money building out the internal networks, keeping them humming, and paying the inter-connect charges to other carriers. I would love more speed; I rarely need more bandwidth but I understand some people do; and I use the net quite a lot.
As an industry, we are being provided with more speed every year or two for around the same price. The 7 mbps of Rogers Express at $48/mth provides way more value than what we were paying for with dial-up a few years ago. Mailboxes now are unlimited; and lots of additional service come bundled in like music, photo, web, security services. Other providers also continue to up the ante while charging around the same amount. Have an honest look at all the stuff you can get these days for around $20-$25/mth compared to dial-up with flakey, slow, must dial-in connections.
The other issue is what you can actually do with a 100 mbps connection if you had one today: the North American internet certainly does not support that speed so while you might get that blazing fast connection to your ISPs router you sure won't get anything except pokey results in almost all instances once out in the world.
The Swedes may be "talking amongst themselves" at these speeds but they certainly aren't getting 100 mbps taking to Universal Studios website in Los Angeles.
2007-07-22, 08:00 AM
You got some good points SensualPoet. At work we have a very large connection and i usually get only a bit more than at home, except from very very servers, like the download servers from Microsoft. From there i can get a file at the speed of 3 megaBYTE per second. Not megaBIT, megaBYTE!
But with a better speeds, families with more than one PC would get a better experience out of the internet, even if they can't get the max of their bandwidth on a website. But everyone would get decent speed at the same time.
Still, it doesn't change a thing on why NB and/or the maritimes are always the last marble picked out of the bag from Rogers when its time to upgrade/introduce a new service/product.
2007-07-23, 05:04 PM
Well, got the letter... Called again...
CSR hm... found it weird. Made me unplug-replug. Didn't work.
Pushed profile, didn't work.
CSR checked over him, he been told to make me replug again, they removed the modem from my account and put it back, and it received the right profile, tested on speedcheck.rogers.com, got 8.04 mbps.
2007-07-26, 01:38 PM
Glad to see you finally got what you deserve!
2007-07-30, 10:23 PM
So I foolishly tried to call in tonight... Grrrrrr
I got someone from Annapolis Valley...
Well, I wasted a good hour of my night for nothing. She was so poorly informed that it was not even funny...
If I wake up early enough, I will try first thing in the morning...
2007-07-31, 09:53 AM
Good luck que3jxp !
Hopefully you'll get someone who can sort it out for ya.
2007-07-31, 11:41 AM
Well I did get up early enough today and YAY!!!!
I got someone from the Moncton center and they immediately knew what the hell they were doing. In less than 10 minutes, I was DLing at 950 KB per second!!!!!
2007-07-31, 09:06 PM
Actually, when they finally fixed it for me, it was someone from the Moncton call center.
2007-08-01, 10:03 AM
...which is always the case when you call early in our time zone. I guess if you have any problems whatsoever, set your clocks early in the morning, make yourself a nice hot cup of java and call ROGERS. You'll have the "people" that you want: those who know our screwed up system!!! :o ;)
2007-08-01, 10:38 AM
On the real upside, I have been seeing speeds of up to 8.15 mbps!!!