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Greetings,  I have few years old LG HD tv with 1080 dpi.  I have a home computer PC running XP.  I want to run Netflix movies on my tv and play movies on a player while getting the best out of my tv.  I don't believe I have enough internet speed for playing HD Netflix movies and I don't know if Telus can deliver what I need (I believe 5 mbps) to my address.  I think I have my wireless set up correctly so I don't think I need an HDMI cale running under my rug to the tv.  What do I need and what do I ask about to ensure that I can get the best feed for what I want?


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Click on this link to confirm your current speeds...

  http://rimouski.speedtest.telus.com/

 

Works best when the connection is not shared with someone downloading videos....

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I would only use http://www.speedtest.net for any speed test, the one above sometimes doesn't give the greatest results.

 

Hope this helps you!

 

H_D

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Using Speedtest, I come in at 2.65 Mbps.  To what 'price per month' level must I subscribe to, to get 6 Mbps?  I live out in the countryside so maybe I'm already at my limit.

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To clarify, what is your closest rural town and how far are you from it?

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You may wish to review the discussions by searching the term "slow internet" on this site. There are a number of possibilities for your speed being what it is.
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I'm about 60 kms. away from Vancouver, and the speed I'm getting now is what I paid for.  I was just wondering if someone at Telus oversees this forum and could tell me what higher speeds are still available to me (for a higher cost).  I'm pretty sure optical cable isn't,. but what else?

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Hello,

 

The only way to confirm service availability in your area is to contact TELUS customer care at 310-2255.

 

They will look into a plan that better suits your needs, if available to your residence.

 

-M

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Hey,

The run Netflix properly you need about 3Mbps for standard definition and around 6Mbps for high speed. To get the best possible connection you would want to try a wired connection instead of a wireless connection if possible and if you have any having system like an Xbox or PlayStation you can also access the Netflix app through there.

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Click on this link to confirm your current speeds...

  http://rimouski.speedtest.telus.com/

 

Works best when the connection is not shared with someone downloading videos....

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I would only use http://www.speedtest.net for any speed test, the one above sometimes doesn't give the greatest results.

 

Hope this helps you!

 

H_D

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Using Speedtest, I come in at 2.65 Mbps.  To what 'price per month' level must I subscribe to, to get 6 Mbps?  I live out in the countryside so maybe I'm already at my limit.

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To clarify, what is your closest rural town and how far are you from it?

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You may wish to review the discussions by searching the term "slow internet" on this site. There are a number of possibilities for your speed being what it is.
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I'm about 60 kms. away from Vancouver, and the speed I'm getting now is what I paid for.  I was just wondering if someone at Telus oversees this forum and could tell me what higher speeds are still available to me (for a higher cost).  I'm pretty sure optical cable isn't,. but what else?

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Hello,

 

The only way to confirm service availability in your area is to contact TELUS customer care at 310-2255.

 

They will look into a plan that better suits your needs, if available to your residence.

 

-M

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@Kitlani wrote:

I'm about 60 kms. away from Vancouver, and the speed I'm getting now is what I paid for.  I was just wondering if someone at Telus oversees this forum and could tell me what higher speeds are still available to me (for a higher cost).  I'm pretty sure optical cable isn't,. but what else?


Try here: http://www.telus.com/internet/  Click on Learn More and enter your phone number. It will let you know if that service is available in your location.

 

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