- I can, with confidence, say that it most likely was NOT an Eastlink customer but rather someone charged on their behalf to make those sales calls. When I lived in Woodstock, NB (before I moved here to New Glasgow), I had a pair of Rogers reps come to my door. I was very nice to them. I did a SHORT stint as a contracted "cold call" sales person in my younger years so I know how back it would suck given how nasty some customers might get.
The reps started their pitch, and then asked if I had TV or internet service. I replied that I did. They asked who I was with. I replied "Aliant". I'm on FibreOP. "Oh" was the only response. They kept smiling and then asked if I would be interested to hear what Rogers had improved. I said "not really because I don't think Rogers can come anywhere close to Aliant". He replied "probably not", we both had a small chuckle, they thanked me for my time, I wished them luck and they went about their day.
They knew not to try and sell me. They didn't lie. They didn't skew what Rogers had. Truth in sales calls may hurt, but it's still the truth and MUST be held to. It's funny that the Eastlink sales rep referred to it as "FibreOP". I know, though, that it's because "nobody" knows what they'd be talking about if they just said "Fibre". "What, like oatmeal???" But with Aliant's powerful marketing of "FibreOP" over the years, EVERYONE knows what it is. And yes - the other thing is that now it's symmetrical (same speed up and down) - cable providers can't pull that off without a LOT more upgrading of their networks (and the wiring in people's houses).
I too am on the Gigabit internet only. I love it.