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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old 2013-09-29, 09:37 PM
 
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Sounds great but who can afford to pay that much for internet???
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post #17 of 24 (permalink) Old 2013-10-26, 09:19 AM
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I had the fion50 plan for a few months, its been very consistent, even during evenings, hope it stays that way.

what area of the city are you in? I am in St. Boniface and have fion50 available here
I have BB50 w.Shaw right now and while its been rock solid

<a href="http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3058547170"><img src="http://www.speedtest.net/result/3058547170.png" /></a>

They increased the price another $5 (thats $10 in the last year) and this with the promo price for 3 months is a no brainer to be honest. Hell I can have Ultimate TV on promo for the same price and no bandwidth caps. I just want more people to pipe up who have it and are more than happy with it. Glad you are. 1 more nail in Shaws coffin.
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post #18 of 24 (permalink) Old 2013-10-27, 10:23 PM
 
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Just a heads up that if you have FiON, you can get any of the plans, not just the 50

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post #19 of 24 (permalink) Old 2013-11-03, 02:32 PM
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what area of the city are you in? I am in St. Boniface and have fion50 available here
I have BB50 w.Shaw right now and while its been rock solid

<a href="http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3058547170"><img src="http://www.speedtest.net/result/3058547170.png" /></a>

They increased the price another $5 (thats $10 in the last year) and this with the promo price for 3 months is a no brainer to be honest. Hell I can have Ultimate TV on promo for the same price and no bandwidth caps. I just want more people to pipe up who have it and are more than happy with it. Glad you are. 1 more nail in Shaws coffin.
I am in kildonan green area, the speed has been good overall I think, I have not seen it slow to a crawl, I tried a speedtest just now to check.

http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3076550478

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post #20 of 24 (permalink) Old 2013-11-05, 02:31 PM
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I would consider that acceptable.

I called Shaw and gave my cancellation notice and will now be calling MTS to get my installation scheduled.

Shaw would only give me a $5 discount on my current bill which would make it $75/month for 6 months and that was it. To me it was not worth it to have the same conversation again in 6 months when for the first 3 I can get it for $40 from MTS and after the promo period still be lower than Shaw.
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post #21 of 24 (permalink) Old 2013-11-07, 11:37 PM
 
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Jimmy, my experience has been that MTS FiON shouldn't slow to a crawl like the "other guys"

It must be something to do with the technology. Fibre is still shared to a point, as far as I know. But being fibre to the home, instead of coax ("other guys") it must not be susceptible to congestion. Either that, or not enough people are using it yet

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post #22 of 24 (permalink) Old 2013-11-12, 09:57 AM
 
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Hmm any ideals if Mts ran The simplest optical distribution network architecture is direct fiber: each fiber leaving the central office goes to exactly one customer. Such networks can provide excellent bandwidth but are about 10% more costly due to the fiber and central office machinery.
Direct fiber is generally favored by new entrants and competitive operators. A benefit is that no layer 2 networking technologies are excluded, whether passive optical network (PON), active optical network (AON), or other. Any form of regulatory remedy is possible using this topology.Or did they go with Shared fiber AON or PON?

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post #23 of 24 (permalink) Old 2013-11-12, 11:30 PM
 
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I don't know how it works, but I'm guessing it's not a direct 1:1 from the CO. We go into cabinets in each area where we take a specific strand (fed from an optical splitter--a dead giveaway right there?) and plug it into a distribution panel representing each customer.

I believe this is a GPON network. I'm assuming the theoretical "gigabit" speed is shared among each optical splitter. There aren't many splitters in each cabinet. 3 or 4?

I guess this setup is similar to the "other guys" but probably has way more bandwidth than their HFC network. Or not? Some areas they offer a 250 Mbps plan like MTS eh?

I may have said some of this already. If so, forgive me for being repetitive.

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post #24 of 24 (permalink) Old 2013-11-19, 07:55 PM
 
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Thanks yes I guess even for MTS it would be to much to run 1:1 fiber lol.
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