Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Now in Scarberia!
Is Fibe 25 internet less reliable than Fibe TV?
I'm in an area where Fibe 25 is available, but Fibe TV isn't yet. (It's supposed to be coming in a few months.)
I tried Fibe 25/7 and when it's working it's great, but it went down a LOT. A couple of times a week it'd be working fine at 25 Mbps and then suddenly it'd lose sync for half an hour, and then spontaneously come back on again. I'm under the impression that it's pretty much the same IP service that supplies Fibe 25 and Fibe TV. Is that true or is Fibe TV given some sort of service priority?
If my TV went down (even for just brief periods) a couple of times a week, I'd get rid of it almost immediately.
As it stands, my Fibe 25 experiment (Dell 4 month Bell promotion deal) was a dismal failure, and I'm switching to regular low speed DSL with a 3rd party provider - but which is still Bell wholesale service. Although the speeds are much slower, when I was on regular DSL the reliability was better (albeit not perfect). I'm on Rogers HD for TV. Yeah, the cable tech seems ancient, but more important for me is that it's stable. Never goes down. At one point I had some issues with bad signal strength for certain channels, but that was corrected with an RG11 install from the utility pole.
I'd really appreciate the more advanced interface described for Fibe TV, but I'd be quite apprehensive being one of the guinea pigs in my neighbourhood. How have the Fibe TV rollouts been? Does the service get more reliable after a period of time, or was your area reliable right from the beginning?