Fastest ISPs in the World - Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes

post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 2013-09-20, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 195
Fastest ISPs in the World

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2424463,00.asp

Notice where Canada, and especially MTS sit in this ranking.

Dave S.
dschell_2000 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 2013-09-20, 11:01 PM
Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Mississauga
Posts: 8,002
Well, at 35 Mb/s, I'm almost twice Canada's rating. I've on occasion seen over 40.

I haven't lost my mind. It's around here...somewhere...
JamesK is online now  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 2013-09-21, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 195
Under Canadian results, they list provider "MTS AllStream".
I wasn't aware that my internet services were provided under the 'AllStream' banner.
Now that AllStream has been sold, who is providing my internet?

Dave S.
dschell_2000 is offline  
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 2013-09-21, 03:40 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Winnipeg mb
Posts: 261
They received internet connection from Bell when they were in the Bell West partnership and when that ended, the connection came from Allstream.

I am pretty sure that MTS said at the announcement of the Allstream sale that they would still be using them for internet and connection to the dial up long distance network.
mbhydro is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 2013-09-21, 07:09 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Lincoln.NB Pop 492,823
Posts: 6,436
I'm sorry but I don't like this survey or whatever you may call it. Here, in our house, we have fiber with 175 download speed and 30 upload. Nowhere does it mention it in the article...or at least that I could see. That is way faster than anything out there including the FIOS which they seem to like a lot judging the number of times they mention it in the article.

I thitnk it is biased and not really true to the actual speeds they mention.

Funny how ROGERS, who had people coming in our street today trying to win us back, that they have them touting their horns already about being the fastest in Canada. I laughed at the guy when I said they couldn't even come close to my speeds.

Home Theatre: Yamaha HTR-6190, Klipsch Speakers, SANYO PLV-Z4, TOSHIBA HDDVD, LG BD555C, Cerwin Vega HTS12 Sub, VIP2300, XBox 360, HTPC.
Danster is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 2013-09-21, 10:54 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Posts: 15,540
Quote:
Originally Posted by dschell_2000 View Post
Under Canadian results, they list provider "MTS AllStream".
I wasn't aware that my internet services were provided under the 'AllStream' banner.
Now that AllStream has been sold, who is providing my internet?
The press release said the sale should be completed sometime in the second half of this year. So the legal name is still MTS AllStream. After the sale, MTS will still be providing your internet. They have a long term contract with Allstream to provide out-of-province connectivity. See:

MTS to sell Allstream division to Accelero Capital

Back to the survey - in my experience most MTS customers seem to just stay with the standard speed service. Since MTS is unlimited, unless a customer REALLY wants faster downloads, they don't have to get higher speeds just to get a higher cap, like some providers.
Dr.Dave is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome