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

R. Brent Clements rbclemen at gmail.com
Tue Feb 1 17:15:32 EST 2011


Here is another option. Pay someone a hundred bucks to fly from
Toronto to Calgary via Westjet, give them a hotel room, fly them back,
and that becomes cost effective if they carry a single terabyte drive
in their luggage.

The rates they want to charge are unbelievably ridiculous.

Brent



On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 5:08 PM, R. Brent Clements <rbclemen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Here is one to consider:
>
> 160GB of file transfer at 5Mbit continuous would take about 24 hours,
> and at $1.90 a gigabyte would cost 304 bucks.
>
> A 160GB SSD harddrive costs about 300 bucks.  overnight shipping for
> that drive would cost about 20 bucks.  So you can use the postal
> service to ship a harddrive with the data, copy the data off the drive
> at the destination and THROW THE DRIVE IN THE GARBAGE, and it costs
> approximately the same as Bell wants to charge us for using the
> internet?
>
> Brent
>
> On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 10:41 AM, Joe Wennechuk
> <youcanreachmehere at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> 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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