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post #1 of 113 (permalink) Old 2013-04-25, 06:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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Any Higher Speed Plans In The Future?

I noticed that my MTS modem shows that it is receiving 35mbps DL and I know that 15mbps of that is allocated for the TV signal. I was wondering if MTS has any plans in the works to up the DL speed plans so that people that don't subscribe to MTS TV can use the extra speed? A 35mbps DL plan would be a sure fire way to get a lot of Shaw customers to switch providers, since a lot of people still don't realize that a consistent 20mbps is much better than a saturated 50 mbps. (Thank God I'm not still one of them)
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post #2 of 113 (permalink) Old 2013-04-25, 11:47 AM
 
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For a short while the "Bolt" plan gave you speeds up to 30mbps if you weren't using a TV stream, so it's possible?
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post #3 of 113 (permalink) Old 2013-04-25, 12:24 PM
 
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MTS used to offer to higher speed plans on VSDL, Lighting Bolt (shared with tv with a 35mps max) and Lighting Max (dedicated 25mbps service). Both those were dropped when the current Lighting10/Lighting20 plans were introduced. With Fion50/Fion100/Fion250 currently being offered in fiber neighbourhoods it seem highly doubtful there will be any higher speed plans offered in copper-only neighbourhoods.
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post #4 of 113 (permalink) Old 2013-05-10, 03:17 AM
 
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I Believe mts is working on a 50mbit profile by reading this paragraph
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“The Pace 5168N gateway helps us deliver Internet speeds of up to 250 Mbps on the MTS FiON Network and will be used to deliver speeds of up to 50 Mbps over our VDSL2 network,” said Stan Kurtas, Vice President of Marketing, MTS. “We can further expand our broadband service coverage and provide better in-home wireless networking performance thanks to our partnership with Pace.”
http://www.pace.com/universal/news-e...ateway-to-mts/

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post #5 of 113 (permalink) Old 2013-05-10, 10:30 AM
 
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Intersting finding Gordon1111. If MTS were to use pair bonding for their VSDL2 service a 50 Mbit plan is within striking distance now as a single line is capable of of aproximately 30 Mbit.
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post #6 of 113 (permalink) Old 2013-05-11, 12:26 AM
 
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They've been bonding many installations for a while now. I do them as a contractor, and my house is bonded too. They used to use a goofy modem in an outdoor rated enclosure, and separate battery box/power supply, and separate wifi "puck".

Thankfully they switched to the 5168 for pair bonding. Cuts down on installation time for sure!

I would love to get higher speeds, except I won't upgrade since it would probably cost more and I spend my money on more important things.

My 5168 is running at 17 Mbps per line (they run them on this profile, never seen anything higher.) I've heard this isn't really accurate, but the GUI says max rate per line is around 45 Mbps (Couldn't imagine almost 90 Mbps on copper!)

I remember one guy telling me about a business product called a Hatteras, that can use up to 6 lines I believe!

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post #7 of 113 (permalink) Old 2013-05-11, 03:18 AM
 
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and the new unit also cuts down on clutter the old one I had didn't look very good 3 different devices looked way to cluttered in my opinion

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post #8 of 113 (permalink) Old 2013-05-12, 12:06 PM
 
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Yeah, that outdoor rated modem was awful. Trying to find a spot for it sometimes caused major headaches. And that battery box! They probably could've gotten a small wall wart type of power supply, because we ran cat5 from it to the modem! For some silly reason we had to ground the modem EVEN IF the demarc was grounded. Sometimes the ground wire was super long which added a lot more time.

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post #9 of 113 (permalink) Old 2013-08-05, 01:16 PM
 
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speed plans

So why did they quit the service of bolt ??? if it offered faster then the lighting 20 and when are they going to deploy this new gateway and offer us faster service sucks to live in a city ware the rural towns have faster service lol
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post #10 of 113 (permalink) Old 2013-08-05, 05:26 PM
 
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I don't know why they cancelled Bolt & Super Max. Maybe it wasn't selling well? I think it was fairly pricey.

The new gateways (Pace 5168N) are already rolled out. They're now standard on all FiON installs & Pair bonding installs. For a little while, some installers were using them on regular installs too, but that had to stop.

I've heard (can't confirm) that customers can now order/upgrade to Lightning 50 via pair bonding, but I think it's only if you're within 400 metres or less, to the DSLAM cabinet.

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post #11 of 113 (permalink) Old 2013-08-05, 06:47 PM
 
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Wink hmm

my dslam is half a block away maybe I can.
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post #12 of 113 (permalink) Old 2013-08-05, 06:49 PM
 
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as look at this.
Connection Type
DSL Line RJ-11
Down Up
Rate: 35140 kbs 2036 kbs
Max Rate: 62298 kbs Not Available
Noise Margin: 17.1 dB Not Available
Attenuation: 10.6 dB Not Available
Output Power: 14.2 dBm -24.6 dBm

Protocol: G.993.2
Channel: Interleaved
DSLAM Vendor Information Country: {65461} Vendor: {CXSY} Specific: {21507 }
Rate Cap: 35144 kbs
Attenuation @ 300kHz: 5.4 dB
Required Impulse Noise Protection: 0
VCXO Frequency Offset: 0.0 ppm Ok
Final Receive Gain: -7.0 dB Ok
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post #13 of 113 (permalink) Old 2013-08-05, 10:35 PM
 
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Interestingly, birds eye view doesn't always equal cable distance. Mine is the same. Looks about 300m away, but goes in a "P" shape, so I'm actually 980m away

Also, the max rate is not accurate from what I'm told. The program the techs use shows a totally different max rate.

Anyway, it sounds like DSL hasn't peaked, and speed will increase in time. I think it'll be funny if the higher speeds will be achieved using only one line again.

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post #14 of 113 (permalink) Old 2013-08-06, 11:12 AM
 
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Check out this new plan:

Lightning 50

Appears to only be available in certain areas of Winnipeg at the moment.
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post #15 of 113 (permalink) Old 2013-08-06, 03:55 PM
 
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I might sign up for that one for 6 months!
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