[kwlug-disc] UBB Discussion, look at Cogeco
Insurance Squared Inc.
gcooke at insurancesquared.com
Tue Feb 1 13:54:26 EST 2011
I don't recall the monthly charges. But I was an early adopter of Atria
in Kitchener, back before they were Atria. I paid $10K to have them dig
up a street and haul fibre in. bandwidth was hideous at the time. In
fact, they quoted me 700G for a couple hundred IIRC. But guess what,
700G? that's not 700gigs. That's 700GigaBITS. Closer to 70gigs. I
paid obscene overage charges. Was unhappy with the quality of the
traffic. And their policies and procedures were right out of a revenue
canada guideline book - not surprising for what is basically a gov't run
That's a less than flattering review. Perhaps they've changed.
However - perhaps there is possibility yet. I know there's actually an
Atria connection across the street from the gym in New Hamburg. And the
building is actually owned by a local electrical company. Perhaps they
could be convinced to put up a tower and start the process off.
FWIW, there's actually already 'free' wireless internet in downtown New
Hamburg. For those that know the area, Focus Computers has a tower on
top of their building that covers the downtown. I think they give out
free wireless for an hour or two.
On 01/02/11 01:44 PM, Colin Mackay wrote:
> 25k? Wow. Well, if I win on my scratch ticket here, I'll get right
> on that. ;)
> What was the monthly cost of traffic for the fiber?
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