CRTC Asks Canadians for Help in Measuring Broadband Speeds (Samknows) - Page 3 - Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums

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post #31 of 35 (permalink) Old 2017-08-13, 05:15 PM
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It sounds like Rogers is trying to skew the test data in order to rig the results. For a truly valid sampling, participants should be chosen at random and Rogers should not be allowed to ask people to take the tests or even know who they are. Not sure if the CRTC would be interested but I would be tempted to inform the CRTC of their Rogers' efforts to influence the survey. At least we now know how Rogers became ranked as the fastest ISP in Canada. They rig the tests.
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Well, with or without that test, I generally get better than advertised. Also, several years ago, the CBC did a comparison of ISPs. With that test, Rogers came out on top and Bell on the bottom. IIRC, Bell failed the test, because they couldn't even finish it.


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I'm not saying Rogers is a bad ISP. They do a very good job here. And yes, Bell does a very bad job. I switched to cable because the DSL here couldn't even stream standard Netflix reliably. I'm just saying that allowing ISPs to influence surveys or tests invalidates the findings.
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CRTC seeks the participation of Canadians to test home broadband Internet speeds

The CRTC is coordinating another round of tests with SamKnows Whiteboxes.

Participants from the first phase will be contacted to indicate their interest in being considered for participation in this new phase.

At this stage, the participating Internet service providers's include Bell Canada, Bell Aliant, Bell MTS, Cogeco, Northwestel, Rogers, Shaw, TELUS, and Videotron.
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I've actually kept my Whitebox since the initial tests. Handy for diagnosing ongoing network issues when my modem was flaky.
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