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post #76 of 113 (permalink) Old 2013-11-26, 11:08 AM
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Is anyone happy with consistant 50?

I get anywhere from 19-33 and it's hardwired on a fast pc.
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post #77 of 113 (permalink) Old 2013-11-26, 02:00 PM
 
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I get 48Mb / 4.8Mb on local download. I do see that speedtest seems to consistantly show slower speeds than I know I am getting.
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post #78 of 113 (permalink) Old 2013-11-26, 03:00 PM
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So how do you know what you're getting...is there another test site?
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post #79 of 113 (permalink) Old 2013-11-26, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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If you are using speedtest.net, use the server hosted by Fibrenoire internet in Montreal. I also like to use the Xfinity speed test site in Chicago (speedtest.comcast.com). If you are still getting slow speeds try testing with your computer in safe mode just in case there is something in the background using bandwidth.
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post #80 of 113 (permalink) Old 2013-11-26, 10:14 PM
 
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We were notified recently that if speeds are not getting over 32 Mbps, it could be the following:

1 ) old gateway (must be pace 5168N, not a 2wire 3800 or 3801)
2) profile not provisioned for 50 Mbps service
3) phone line not connected to a 50 Mbps capable port at cabinet.

We are supposed to verify speeds during a installation with our own computer and no customer devices connected.

Hope that help

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post #81 of 113 (permalink) Old 2013-11-27, 12:06 PM
 
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I used the Bell speedtest (speed dot bellglobal dot com). it says you need to put in your bell phone number but you can put in any phone number and it works.
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post #82 of 113 (permalink) Old 2013-11-27, 04:35 PM
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How are speeds in the transcona area? Specifically, the Lightning25 plan..
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post #83 of 113 (permalink) Old 2013-11-27, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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If the speeds I was getting on my lightning 20 plan are any indication, I would expect the lightning 25 plan to be very close to advertised speeds. While I am not in the Transcona area of the city, MTS has no saturation issues like Shaw is famous for. The speed issues with the lightning 50 plan seem to be more to do with it being a new feature with MTS. I know that they seem to be learning as they go with it, but having said that, I have 3 specific speed test sites now that I go to and my speeds are always above 42 mbps. When I had the lightning 20 plan my speed NEVER dropped below 19mbps, compared to the Shaw BB100 plan which gave me speeds below 3mbps for at least 8-12 hours every day after 3pm and all day on weekends or whenever school was out.
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post #84 of 113 (permalink) Old 2013-12-16, 06:28 PM
 
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Lightning Bolt vs Lightning 25 Plan

I currently subscribe to MTS's lightning bolt Internet plan, which they do not offer any more.

That is the plan with MTS offers up to 32 Mbps depending upon what is left over from ultimate TV. I currently pay $63 a month for that service.

MTS now offers there lightning 25 plan, which offers up to 25 Mbps. That plan is only $60 a month.

I know in all plans with MTS the maximum speed is theoretical and depends upon a lot of factors.

Do you think I really get any benefit though for the extra three dollars a month?

When I run a speed test I typically see approximately 20 Mpbs download and 1.8 upload speeds

I hate to be paying MTS anymore money that I have to my bill is big enough already!
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post #85 of 113 (permalink) Old 2013-12-16, 10:31 PM
 
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If you are getting 20/2 on a speed test now, switch to the Lightning 25 plan. You'll end up with the same speeds for $3 less a month.

If you ever get speed tests above 25mbps, then stick with what you have.
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post #86 of 113 (permalink) Old 2013-12-17, 01:59 PM
 
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Here is a quick guide:

Lighting --> Lighting 10
Lighting Bolt --> Lighting 25
Lighting Max --> Lighting 50

It is not a perfect transfer as Lighting Bolt could in theory do 32 Mbps shared with TV, however I think the drop to Lighting 25 is a silent admission on what is a more realistically achievable speed.

As for Lighting 50, with a 25 Mbps dedicated line and another (theoretical) 32 Mbps line shared with TV is higher than the old maximum.
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post #87 of 113 (permalink) Old 2014-04-30, 10:02 AM
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Im thinking of moving from Shaw 50 to MTS 50.. the sales guys said its the same speed. My (old) experience with MTS is that its a lot slower.

With my shaw connection...


What is the experience out there? Are the MTS speeds in fact 50?
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post #88 of 113 (permalink) Old 2014-05-01, 09:45 AM
 
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I find SpeedTest to be a poor indicator of actual speed for my MTS 50Mb service.

When I run SpeedTest it consistently tells me 36Mb Down and 4.9Mb Up, but if I run other speed testing sites I get 49.86Mb Down and 4.9Mb Up consistently. I transfer high-res image files all the time, and I can confirm I am definitely getting the 50Mb even though SpeedTest would have me thinking otherwise
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I find SpeedTest to be a poor indicator of actual speed for my MTS 50Mb service.

When I run SpeedTest it consistently tells me 36Mb Down and 4.9Mb Up, but if I run other speed testing sites I get 49.86Mb Down and 4.9Mb Up consistently.
Would you mind sharing the URLs of some of these other speed testing sites?

Dave S.
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post #90 of 113 (permalink) Old 2014-05-01, 03:10 PM
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I am on the MTS FiON Lightning 50, speeds are pretty much the same throughout the day and evenings.

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