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Old 2012-05-04, 10:28 AM   #16
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40/6? I have 40/2.
Yes. I get the 6 upload fine, getting less than 30 on the download.
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Old 2012-05-04, 10:29 AM   #17
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40/6? I have 40/2.
Yes. Get the 6 upload fine. Get less than 30 on the download. Still quicker than what I had.
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Old 2012-05-04, 02:09 PM   #18
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Denben

Quoting the EL bundle page.

http://www.eastlink.ca/Internet/Internet40.aspx

$83.95/month.Special Offer: Get Internet 40 with WiFi for $29.95/month for 6 months.*
Upgrade to Internet 40 in a Bundle for $10/month. Special Offer: Only $5/month for 6 months.*
Download speeds up to 40 Mbps.
Upload speeds up to 6 Mbps.
Includes DOCSIS 3.0 modem rental
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Old 2012-05-04, 07:56 PM   #19
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I guess the 6Mb upload speed is for Halifax and other NS customers.

When you set your community to anywhere in Ontario, it shows the upload speed at 2Mb.

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Download speeds up to 40 Mbps
Upload speeds up to 2 Mbps
Double your speed in a bundle for $10.00/month2
Purchase as a stand alone service at $94.95/month2
Includes DOCSIS 3.0 modem rental
Monthly Usage: 250 GB/Month3, equivalent to;
  • 65,000 songs from iTunes per month or;
  • Approximately 6500 digital albums or;
  • 300 Standard Definition movies
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Old 2012-05-05, 07:54 AM   #20
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Apparently copper costs more in Ontario.
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Old 2012-05-17, 12:47 AM   #21
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The 6Mb upload may be in place for those systems that offer Internet 80 and 200 packages.
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Old 2012-05-21, 04:11 PM   #22
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Just an FYI - I spoke to an Eastlink rep over the phone. Currently Bell Media is playing games with Eastlink.

1) Bell owned stations like Discovery HD and Space HD are having a harder time getting approval for Eastlink..

2) The Habs regional channel they are not making available to Eastlink at this time, likely because they are using it and the other HD channels to prop up Bell Aliant and boost their fibre op service.

3) Bell will also not allow Eastlink to split RDS off as a buy-alone station, they force Eastlink to sell it in a package, likely for this reason.

So, the best thing to do is start complaining to CRTC and Bell and your MPs that Bell is playing dirty pool with stations.
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Old 2012-05-23, 12:29 PM   #23
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If you follow Eastlink on Twitter they are teasing with the "Countdown to 1st June". Don't know what it is but presume it is more channel content announcements. Anyone else know?

Still can't get 40Mbs download but impressed that customer service were so responsive in trying to resolve!
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Old 2012-05-23, 01:08 PM   #24
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Yes, I saw that and tweeted back asking if those of us in Ontario can look forward to June 1st also. No answer given, mind you they may have called it a night by that time...

If we still haven't been caught up on HD stuff by then, it better not be more channels.

IMO, I think they are launching their wireless service for NS and PEI. They were saying mid-2012 a year ago. Mind you, it would be a first that the original time frame holds true.
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Old 2012-05-24, 04:42 AM   #25
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I am surprised, Brian Crocker, that one of Eastlink's reps was that "open" about discussing the problems they have been experiencing with Bell Media regarding carriage of their channels, but sadly, that information is probably correct. Normally, Eastlink is VERY tight lipped about stuff like this. Perhaps the front line CSRs are becoming as frustrated about the situation as you and I. After all, I am sure they would like to see Space HD and Discovery just as much as the rest of us. It would be nice to complain to the CRTC, but it would be hard to word a complaint like this in a way that the CRTC would actually do anything.

As for Eastlink Cellular launcing on June 1st, that could be true, but I had thought that launch was more likely to be in the fall. After all, they are still building towers(notices are still showing up in my paper about Eastlink building them), so they cannot be ready to launch the service in all areas yet, and if a launch does happen, the service area will be really small. Also, once they launch, I wonder what kind of deals they will offer, and also, will they offer bundling with other Eastlink services? I am still "locked" with Bell Mobility until late January next year.
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Old 2012-05-27, 09:34 AM   #26
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I found the 100GB enough for us. We don't do Netflix anymore. Maybe the odd torrent or two, surfing and some file downloads for peronsal and work use. I've had EastLink for internet since March 2011 and the most usage I've done is 74GB in one month.

It's been 250GB in NS for a long time. If you haven't reached it yet, you're probably OK, I think.
So nearly finished a month of usage and only used 50Gb to date with just a few days to go. Can't believe we use so little date; especially since I discovered www.rdio.com this month have had near constant streaming of this service. Also resolved the issue with the overall speed of downloads. Had a problem with on my computers and now we are hitting 40Mbs all the time! Love Eastlink!
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Old 2012-05-29, 10:15 AM   #27
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According to a new Twitter tweet, it looks like the "big announcement" that is coming on June 1st has to do with EastLink TV. My Guess? EastLink TV HD, only in NS of course. That's OK, all we have for EastLink TV is a 10 minute newscast repeated all evening long, 3 days a week.

It's amazing what they will do for customers in NS though, for us west of the Martimes.........not much.

My 2 cents.
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Old 2012-05-29, 12:20 PM   #28
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According to a new Twitter tweet, it looks like the "big announcement" that is coming on June 1st has to do with EastLink TV. My Guess? EastLink TV HD, only in NS of course. That's OK, all we have for EastLink TV is a 10 minute newscast repeated all evening long, 3 days a week.

It's amazing what they will do for customers in NS though, for us west of the Martimes.........not much.

My 2 cents.
They hinted at the HD availability for Eastlink TV since the end of junior hockey season. I am sure this is the announcement and it is going to be great for the hockey/football coverage.
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Old 2012-05-30, 04:45 AM   #29
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Although Eastlink TV in HD would be nice, I sure wish that Eastlink would do something about the lack of closed captioning on that service. What good is a community based channel if a significant portion of the population cannot have full access to it?
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Eastlink did have a temp HD channel (608) about 3 summer's ago for some softball or hardball tournament in Dartmouth.
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