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Hello all before I had posted an article of significant changes to the overall upload speeds on Bell Aliants' FibreOP Internet services, at that time we suspected that they were upgrading their respected tiers and true to that that is indeed the case, after just modifying my service a CSR has indicated to me that for the past little while they have been selecting test areas in just N.B for now to start this.

However starting next month all FibreOP customers will be upgraded to the new speed structures, which are now the following.

10/2 will become 15/15

25/5 will become 30/30

70/15 will become 70/30

The 170/30 plan will be staying the same.

So as I mentioned peoplewho are in Fredericton like myself, have noticed these changes in speeds already, for the remainder of all FibreOp customers in all serviced provinces later April for you.

Also as a note this upgrade is not related to mediaroom's pending debut which according to my friend who is a tech won't be pushed until June, however if anyone is craving it , he says you can call in and be put on the waiting list or fork over $150 dollars for a tech to come personally come to your home and manually install Mediaroom for you.

Anyways that's what I managed to pull together, enjoy :).
 

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Very interesting, but cool. I have to wonder what drove them to do this though. The speeds were already extremely good/reasonable.
 

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I'm confused a bit too, the speeds seem a bit out of whack ( but I hope your info is correct ) and I have called Aliant myself as well as a few friends and we are all being told Mediaroom drops to existing customer by the end of April.
 

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My sources are the following:

For the Internet speeds, I just stated I phoned in to make changes to my account and the CSR stated that information in detail (as I showed you all above)

My sources for Mediaroom are : a tech who lives across the street from me and who actually was the one who hooked us up in the first place, he was part and still is to effect part of the engineering / testing phase of this service.

At first he stated it should've been released to all customers by now but since Saint John is the test city and apparently only around 1000 or people have it right now, they want to be sure everything is working smoothly before they push the update to everyone.

Which needless to say is probably the reason why they are offering a waiting list and the option of paying for it that way they don't have to deal with a lot of rollout issues.

Also when I did phone and speak with the CSR today he also was the one that told me as well that it's a few months from being implemented, they want the people who have it to try it first and report issues and submit feedback or atleast that's what he stated on the phone to me.
 

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Can you post back if you are successful or not once you do? I'm also tempted to just pay the $150 for Mediaroom now.
 

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I know the system is place now is just BAD but I cannot justify giving them $150.00 just to upgrade me. I'll just wait it out.
 

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I'm having signal issues on one of my tv's, maybe i can get a tech out to fix it and then convince him to install media room......maybe....
 

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All I know is a friend ran speedtest on the weeekend and got 30 down, 15 up - I then ran speedtest and got 30 down 13 up. We both are on the 25/5 service.


cool :)
 

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Wow, the original poster was correct, I'm currently seeing 30/30 on my 25/5 plan in Cape Breton. Aliant kicks ass. Now if they would just add HDNet back I'd subscribe to TV as well.



 
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