Issue with Fibre Upgrade in Port Coquitlam

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I called in to upgrade to Telus Internet 100 yesterday, as they've upgraded Port Coquitlam. I was told I could have fibre activated but there's a node issue and 100 isn't available. Does anyone how long it will be until this is resolved, and am I wasting my time by getting my serviced (Telus 50/phone/Optik) switched 

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Doubt you'll see much improvement going to 100, unless you have a lot of concurrent users. 

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I meant in terms of switching from copper to fibre. With 100, I'm hoping there will be a bit better response with streaming (e.g. netflix). I want to get an apple TV when the new one comes out and apple/itunes seems to be quite response to increased speeds. I saw quite the jump switching from shaw to telus.

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Shaw's signal degrades as more users on the circuit start downloading. I've had no problems streaming iTunes stuff at 15 Mbps on Telus.


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Fair enough. Maybe I'll stick with 50 then.

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Where in Poco are you? We are near Coast Meridian & Lincoln and have 100.

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Riverside Drive near Fremont. When I called they couldn't add it initially, then said there was a node issue blocking a section.

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We have 100 as I've said, and using speedtest.net do get the advertised
speed. I mainly got it for the download cap room, but I'm not sure that a
better solution would be 50 + unlimited option ($15). We do alot of
downloading and streaming with at least two users. The Wifi WAN is
operating at 50 Mbs so is the extra speed warranted?
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An equally good point. I was debating upgrading my routers to an AC, though, which may provide more throughput. I have to work from home occasionally, and would love greater responsiveness from my Citrix environment.