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

Darryl O'Neill ldoneill at golden.net
Tue Feb 1 21:17:27 EST 2011


Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes 
hurtling down the highway. —Tanenbaum, Andrew S. 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_S._Tanenbaum> (1996). /Computer 
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R. Brent Clements wrote:
> 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
>>> ________________
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> ________________________________
>>> 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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