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post #121 of 153 (permalink) Old 2014-07-28, 11:57 AM
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post #122 of 153 (permalink) Old 2014-08-11, 07:49 AM
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I just upgraded my Internet from 60 GB @ 35 Mb down & 2 up to 320 GB @ 60/10 and my bill went from $52.99 to $53.99, effective Aug. 11.
I checked this morning and got 68.03 Mb down and 10.65 up. This was while I was doing some other things over the Internet, including streaming audio and some file downloads.

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Checked again. Not bad for 60/10 promised.

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post #124 of 153 (permalink) Old 2014-08-29, 02:36 PM
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Bit the bullet, and upgraded from 30/5 to 60/10.

For me, since I had the CGN3 with the 30/5, It was only a $5 increase.. to DOUBLE.

Ran a few speedtests, between rogers and speedtest.net.

77-90 download, 10.4-11.1 upload. Cant complain.

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80/10 here. Speedtest.net with the teksavy server from Toronto, i top 130/12
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It was only a $5 increase.. to DOUBLE
It cost me $1 /month more to upgrade to 60/10 from 30/1 (IIRC) and 320 GB from 80. I generally get mid 70's for download from speedtest.net, but have seen 84. Upload is almost always 10 Mb +- <1%.

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post #127 of 153 (permalink) Old 2016-08-23, 09:16 PM
 
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Question Time for price reduction?

I just did some shopping around for high-speed internet for my daughter who's moving to Peterborough, and was rather shocked at some of the better deals available when I checked canadianisp.ca.

My pre-discount price for Ignite 100 is $87 from Rogers, which I signed up for mostly to have no download caps. At most, we might have a couple of devices streaming Netflix. It seems, though, that with Rogers you're forced to pay to get capacity, vs speed.

Can someone convince me why I should keep Ignite 100 (I get a $20 discount, bringing the price down to $67), when lots of cable providers have a 30 Mbs speed and 200-300Gb capacity for about $44?

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Can someone convince me why I should keep Ignite 100 (I get a $20 discount, bringing the price down to $67), when lots of cable providers have a 30 Mbs speed and 200-300Gb capacity for about $44?
Because 100Mbps >> 30 Mbps and if you stream lots of video content then you can easily go over 300GB and get hit with overage fees.
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My kids watch a lot of Netflix. Don't think we've ever exceeded about 250Gb in a month. Usually ~200Gb.

Rogers keeps upping the speed, but honestly, I don't think we've noticed much of a difference beyond 30 Mb/s.

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As an example a Netflix HD show streams at around 4 Mbps. If your available bandwidth is 30 Mbps, you could stream about 6 or 7 shows simultaneously without any loss. Your bandwidth cap is more relevant for the typical residential customer.

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Exactly - rates tied more to cap than speed

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As an example a Netflix HD show streams at around 4 Mbps. If your available bandwidth is 30 Mbps, you could stream about 6 or 7 shows simultaneously without any loss. Your bandwidth cap is more relevant for the typical residential customer.
I used to work in the telecomm sector, and remember being told that full HD required something like 20 Mbit/s with some basic compression scheme, but I've also seen people refer to Netflix requiring only 5 Mbit/s. I think the true requirement falls somewhere in the middle.

So, Rogers keeps pushing higher and higher rates - and charging for them - but I'm starting to think that less (bandwidth and price) might be better.

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With netflix, it all depends on what you are watching.. and via what.

Some things like most browswers.. even for HD content, will max out at 3mbps.
When you get into a full HD capable device (and content) your looking at between 5-8mbps.
(4k, is up to 15mpbs?)

So a super high package, is not necessarily always needed.

But can be nice.. depending on who/what your doing.
If you are a multi usage household, like mine, where someone could be streaming in HD, someone else playing a game, 1-2 others playing on mobile stuff from facebook to games there.
All of them add up. And the closer you get to maxing out the connection.. can cause it to choke.

This isnt going back too far.. but even back to the 25-30 mbps timeframe.. a HD stream, a torrent, an online game, all at the same time? Not really.
But when i went up to the 60mbps (and now 100), i am able to do all of them at the same time.

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Very good points, gdkitty.

Before I upgraded to Ignite 100, I had 30/3, 300GB plan, and while I was, for the most part, happy with it, the AirPlay streaming from the Mac computer to Apple TV was choppy. At the same time, AirPlay from iPad worked perfect. I thought, as many do, this was only the result of different operating systems.

However, once I got Ignite 100, AirPlay from Mac is as good as it can be. I guess it wasn't only the difference in operating systems, but also, if not exclusively, a matter of bandwidth.
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However, once I got Ignite 100, AirPlay from Mac is as good as it can be. I guess it wasn't only the difference in operating systems, but also, if not exclusively, a matter of bandwidth.
Computer<-->Router<-->TV/stereo is independent of your WAN (to Rogers) speed. Actually, if you have an 802.n router the over-the-air speed can be 300 Mbit/s, if I'm not mistaken.

I wonder how low the WAN speed can go before Netflix starts buffering and pauses. This doesn't happen for me at 100 Mbit/s, nor did at @ 60 Mbit/s. If it doesn't happen @ 30Mbit/s, I can easily drop my internet bill by $20 **and** get unlimited.

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Computer<-->Router<-->TV/stereo is independent of your WAN (to Rogers) speed. Actually, if you have an 802.n router the over-the-air speed can be 300 Mbit/s, if I'm not mistaken.
You may be right there, but trust me, before I switched to Ignite 100, I had to AirPlay stream from iPad to Apple TV, in order to get a smooth stream. Streaming from my Mac would always be choppy, still watchable, but definitely not as smooth.

Now, and I really don't know the reason why, AirPlay from Mac to ATV is free of any hiccups. The only thing that has changed is my Internet plan.
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