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I guess the Bell rep believes downtown Montreal and downtown Toronto are the only major cities.
 

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According to him the recent prices increases are funneling money
towards Bells goal to move Sat customers to FibeTV by offering it in more cities.

Not to put faith into a single CSR's comments but he was quite firm on the point...
 

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As soon as I found out about Fibe TV, I had an inkling that eventually they would transfer everyone to Fibe from Sat. It just makes more economical sense. No expensive satellites, it'll use the same infrastructure that they're laying for their Internet anyways, it removes the need for PPV channels, since with Fibe TV you can OnDemand which means more room for channels including HD, it's arguably a better television service and experience as well.

Of course, it'll be years if not a decade before they end their Sat service. Last time I checked, Fibe TV won't be in my region until about 3 years, and it's the same for most of Bell's customers. There's no way they'd remove all those customers until they can actually transfer them right over to Fibe TV.
 

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Its the same goal Telus has with their IPTV service. Unfortunately like the previous poster said it will likely be a decade before that happens.
 

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But what about those not in Bell "territory? Shaw Territory?

I know there in Ontario & Quebec and I'm guessing they have type of deal with Telus(not exactly sure of what type of deal they have).

And I think that phone company in the Maritimes Alliance or something like that.


I can see them converting those with Sat(at their cost)to Fibe TV.

One catch those in the "boonies" Will they get the same chance?
 

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I thought Bell might swap all the MDU's (Apartment Buildings) from the current Stacked Sat service to Fibe, which would make sense but alas no. I am told that Stacked systems are being installed in Fibe TV only buildings, as "a backup". What a waste.

Where I live the chances of Fibe TV is Zero, we do not even have Cable TV within 5 or 6kms, we have no DSL etc, so the investment would be huge and the returns minimal, as most people have already chosen their TV provider and not all chose Bell.
 

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Bell is moving at a glacial pace with their Fibe roll out. Therefore I doubt satellite service will be replaced in most urban areas anytime soon.
 

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I'm closing. As noted, it's impossible for Bell to offer Fibe in many parts of the country so the best they can do is offer Fibe in parts of the country where they offer wireline service

And yes, it makes sense that they would prefer to convert BSTV customers to Fibe TV customers where possible.
 
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