Connected to fibre.. not that impressed

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So all spring Telus has been digging up the neighbourhood laying pipe for the “fibre”, and I have been eager to try it.  So, last week out of the blue we get an email informing us a technician will arrive between 9 and 11 Sept 22. Great, I never officially applied, but OK, I am ready. Then an email outlying COVID-19 protocols.. then the evening of the 21st an automated telephone call informing us that it will be a virtual insulation.. push one to accept. Not that happy with the idea of doing it virtual.. but hey, still eager.

So, the technician shows up ~9:10, makes some inquiries about my health and proceeds with the installation.. Seems he did not get the virtual memo.. which was a good thing as there is no way this installation can be done “virtually”. 2 hours later I am on fibre.. woo-how.

Checking my speed.. depends on which “checker” you use.. Google Speed test gives me half of what I had (75MBS) download but a full ~80-90 upload. Telus speed test gives me~80-90 on both up and down. Not sure who to believe... but there “seems” little difference in browsing or watching videos.. before or after. I think my TV picture is clearer (OPIK TV) but am now blessed with a Home Screen that gives me a whole pile of channel selections I DON’T want.. And, to boot, my phone will no longer work if there is a power failure..

Impressed with fibre.. NOT. 


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I moved to Telus Fibre this spring. Internet via ethenet cat5e gives me more than the 150 I’m paying for. Wi-Fi seems to be around 1/2 of what I’m supposed to get. But other than that no problems.

To get rid of the Home Screen:
1. TV on any channel
2. Press left arrow key (on the silver center circle) to bring up Home Screen
3. Press Options button
4. Press OFF under Home Screen Options.

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I moved to Telus Fibre this spring. Internet via ethenet cat5e gives me more than the 150 I’m paying for. Wi-Fi seems to be around 1/2 of what I’m supposed to get. But other than that no problems.

To get rid of the Home Screen:
1. TV on any channel
2. Press left arrow key (on the silver center circle) to bring up Home Screen
3. Press Options button
4. Press OFF under Home Screen Options.

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