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

Colin Mackay zixiekat at gmail.com
Mon Jan 31 15:56:51 EST 2011


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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