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I'm trying to decide whether I should bundle all of my services with Bell or Cogeco in Cobourg. The problem is, I prefer Bell for tv and Cogeco for Internet due to the speed.

This could get sorted out pretty easily though if Bell Fibe were to become available in my part of town soon.

Anyone know if it is available here, and if not, then when it will be?

Thanks.
 

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Thanks for the info. I'm not too interested in their Fibe TV just yet, as I'm happy with my satellite. I just can't stand this slow 6MB connection that is available at my house. I'm wondering how fast they'll expand the network.
 

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Seriously...

A lot of Cobourg is wired with fibre already. the local PUC and Bell did a partnership several years ago.

The local PUC runs a networking arm called Cobourg Networks that (according to their website) specializes in: "providing business with high speed internet & fibre optic communication".

According to the Bell website i can get the Fibe 16 service where I live. With a 75GB download cap I don't think I'll sign on anytime soon. ;)
 

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Ok, it's been nearly a year since I first started this thread. Any updates to Fibe Internet in Cobourg? The website still says it's unavailable in my part of town, but I just wanted to see if it had expanded at all.
 

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Well, it's been two years now since I started this thread and Bell still doesn't seem to be offering Fibe internet throughout much of Cobourg.

Is there anyone here living in Cobourg with Fibe internet? If so, I would be interested to know what part of town you're living in to see if it's anywhere near where I live yet.
 

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Alright, I'm bumping this thread as I have an update: Fibe TV is now in parts of Cobourg!

I just moved to a new house in the West end of town. I took a look at the utilities box on the side of the street as it was open for some reason. To my surprise, I saw a cable in there that said "Fibre" on it.

I checked my new home address on the Bell website, and sure enough, I have Fibre to the home internet access available to me, as well as Fibe TV.

I had just signed up with Cogeco for their whole home DVR, which is nice, but the UI is dated looking. I have a three months free, no commitment promo period with Cogeco. I don't think I will be keeping it, as the Bell service is $40 a month cheaper.

I've already booked an install date with Bell. I'm giving Cogeco a month to impress me, but if that doesn't work out, I'm switching everything to Bell.
 

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Let me know how you make out Madmic23. I too will be switching from having everything with Cogeco to everything with Bell (Fibe TV/Internet and phone) in August.
 

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Well, my install date was yesterday. Nothing was installed. Here's why.
Like all of the new houses built this year in my part of town, I have Fibre to the home. However, as the tech discovered on Saturday, that Fibre doesn't have a termination point. There's just an empty concrete pad where the switch will eventually be installed.
This means that I can't even get a Bell phone line installed, so Bell is pretty much forcing me to go with Cogeco for the time being.
The tech said the switch would likely be installed in a couple of months, but until then, I'll be with Cogeco.
 

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I had another phone call from Bell. The guy said he checked with the team responsible for installing the infrastructure, and they said services are definitely available at my house. I've scheduled another appointment with them for this coming Monday.
Lets see what happens this time.
 

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Well, that Monday install didn't go so well last week. Two installers showed up and went looking for the switch. They came back about 45 minutes later to say that they found it. I can definitely get service. But the switch box had a lock on it and they didn't have the right combination to get into it.



They put in a service call to the network infrastructure people and said once it is resolved I would be contacted with another installation appointment.

I was contacted again this week, and told that whatever the hold up was, it has now been resolved and my install would finally happen.

I'm booked to have them come today between 12 and 5. Third time's a charm, right?
 

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This is a bit of a shocker, but my install actually happened today with no problems. I now have Bell Fibe 50/50 internet, Fibe TV, and home phone, in Cobourg. Blown away by this.
The internet speed is exactly as advertised.
The FibeTV service is light years beyond my Cogeco Whole Home DVR.
I'm going to have to spend some time with this to get a real sense of everything, but so far, I'm impressed.
Fibe is available in Cobourg, as long as you live in the right part of town.
 

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I haven't had an invoice yet, since the service just started. Here are the details from the chat transcript when I ordered it:

"You will get $33 as ongoing discount with 50/50 Internet
So the *price for the *3 services is $121.84/month+taxes for 6 months and after that it is $139.84/month+taxes in bundle.
NO increase in price.
No hidden fees.
NO extra fees."

That price includes my free whole home PVR, plus the two additional receivers that I'm renting from them.

There is supposed to be a $49 activation fee for the Internet, but I'm going to try to get that waived after all of the installation hassles I had.

I'm signed up to the basic TV package, as I mainly watch Netflix. I've got the second lowest phone package, which includes two features, call waiting and call display. I have an answering machine, so I didn't need voicemail.

All in all, I think it's a pretty good deal.
 

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I'm on a promo price for the first 6 months, so November 1 shouldn't effect me. When my TV and phone price go to the regular price, it will probably be the post November 1 price. The internet price is supposed to stay the same for the duration of my account.
 

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I'm on the west side of town in the New Amherst development. The installer told me that it is also available in a new sub division on the East side of Cobourg (not sure which one) and some parts of Port Hope.
 

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Thanks for the info.

I am up near Terry Fox (which is about 15 years old) so I guess the chances are not great for Fibe up here.
 
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