[kwlug-disc] Hitting Bell / Rogers where it hurts?

Joe Wennechuk youcanreachmehere at hotmail.com
Tue Feb 1 10:41:23 EST 2011


Megawire has a 40 Mbps fiber connection comming into breslau from there it goes wireless and start hopping. They are implementing a mesh technology, and your speed depends on many factors. Call Tony at megawire. He is supposed to be giving a talk at the lug soon about openWRT on an Ubiquity routerstation. He has some stuff on his blog, http://blog.tonypigz.com/  - they will give you a discount if you do some of the work yourself ;0.
I'm almost sure they pay bell for the fibre though. I'll have to check...



Joseph Wennechuk

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Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:56:51 -0500
From: zixiekat at gmail.com
To: kwlug-disc at kwlug.org
Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Hitting Bell / Rogers where it hurts?

I'll look at other options, so please, if you have the name, I'd like it.

I'm up high in New Hamburg, on my roof I have a clear view east, south and west...  I can see the town of Baden, let alone the tower.  I'd be willing to give it a try.



On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 3:51 PM, Insurance Squared Inc. <gcooke at insurancesquared.com> wrote:




  


There's I think a number of options available for wireless internet
access in new hamburg.  I was the first person to get wireless in new
hamburg many years ago :).  Wightman(?) out of Stratford that was
recently mentioned on the list has a tower near the gas stations,
behind stitch graphics.  Or they used to anyway - the tower's still
there.  There's also a wireless tower on the feed mill in Baden that a
friend of mine uses, I can dig up the name if you need.



Problem with wireless is that you've got to have line of site and
initial install is a bit of a pain.  Antennaes and the like aren't
cheap.  Having been on wireless for a number of years I'm much happier
with DSL.  However my friend indicated that I think he's getting like
5mbits up and down so maybe it's better than DSL today.  And because
the wireless connections typically hook onto a fibre feed, there's none
of this CRTC garbage.



On 31/01/11 03:44 PM, Colin Mackay wrote:
Well, for those of us that use Bell or Rogers, can we hit
them in their pocketbook?  I have a Bell phone line and Bell satellite
(2 year contract that is up shortly), I plan to switch to VOIP and
migrate to another TV provider.  I know with Internet, I am stuck with
DSL or Rogers, being out in New Hamburg, but does anyone know others
that offer TV that isn't Bell or Rogers?

  

What about Shaw?  Are they pulling the same UBB stuff?

  

Does anyone know a Cable provider for the New Hamburg area?
  
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