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ADSL - Rural AB, Warburg

mtylerb
Neighbour

Any plans on bringing ADSL to Warburg, AB?  We currently have ADSL brough to AB via a competitor using TELUS and SHAW as a backbone, but no availability from either company.  Would be nice to have a little speed competition out here.  Smiley Very Happy

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Nighthawk
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If they're using Telus/Shaw backbone already, odds are there won't be any speed difference unless there is a significant hardware upgrade.


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NFtoBC
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The federal government just announced a plan to bring high speed internet to rural Canada: Everyone should have access to 5Mbps internet, said David Wilkes, MP Kootenay-Columbia

 

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@NFtoBC wrote:

The federal government just announced a plan to bring high speed internet to rural Canada: Everyone should have access to 5Mbps internet, said David Wilkes, MP Kootenay-Columbia

 


By 2017...... Unfortunate part, reading between the lies, is it's mostly satellite internet, provided as a monopoly by taxpayer subsidized Xplornet.

 

In the first part of 2017, two new high speed satellites will be in operation. Echostar-19 owned by Hughesnet. Viasat-2 owned by Viasat. These satellites will have very large coverage area and hit most of Canadian soil/ice.  Throttles with low caps to prevent using that speed to its full potential. U.S.A. Viasat's Exceed is currently selling a special offer to the low use spot-beams,  until those beams get more users or end up with extreme slowdowns with such a large cap and require more throttling of users in the evening.

This forum thread breaks it down to reality: https://secure.dslreports.com/forum/r29458630-ViaSat-to-offer-qunlimitedq-internet-plan

 

 

The government will kick in a few bucks to extend wireline/fibre/backhauls, but as we saw with the billion dollars(shady collected money from Telco's Telus/Bell, when the Cableco's pushed out VOIP), Only Telus spent the money on hardwire DSL, while Bell subsidized a large amount of cell towers while mostly avoiding the mandated hardwire only build.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/bell-telus-must-rebate-phone-customers-crtc-1.876114

The article has a few errors and is partly lieing on what actually happened.

 Telco's were forced to keep rates higher to allow Cableco VOIP to have no competition. The extra money from the higher rate went into a 'we the government don't know what we are using it for, fund'.

Bell subsidized cell towers with the money. Telus spent money for DSL in 3 dozen communities.