[kwlug-disc] Cable Modem.

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Mon Dec 2 21:01:54 EST 2013


He is now on DSL with Acanac, not cable, in north west Waterloo so those
plan you see on the site is not what he currently has.

He also has VoIP with them too for $600 a year paid in advance. He has a
streaming box (similar to what Roku et al). When the box is streaming a
movie, VoIP suffers.

What he is planning to do is getting cable with Acanac for $750 a year
upfront so VoIP.

He is not tech enough to investigate/know QoS and what not.
On Dec 2, 2013 7:13 PM, "unsolicited" <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:

> Wow, quite the savings at Acanac, $264/yr, if you pay the $527.40 up front
> (instead of $791.40).
>
> Looks like Acanac only has 2 plans, so he must be on the lower (or
> wouldn't have been able to tell you of his plans to up it) - would be
> interested in knowing if your friend is happier with the up'ed plan.
>
> - do you have any sense from what he said to you that his difficulty is a
> bandwidth, not a QoS issue? e.g. Would his router or any switches be QoS
> aware?
>
>
> Joe - looks like the kwlug-disc archive is at http://kwlug.org/pipermail/
> kwlug-disc_kwlug.org/ - perhaps useful to you. Strange - I thought I
> remembered it having a search ability. I don't see one now. Seems googled,
> though, search terms of "cable site:kwlug.org/pipermail/
> kwlug-disc_kwlug.org" may prove fruitful to you.
>
>
> On 13-12-02 12:00 PM, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
>
>> I did some research a month or so ago, since I want to stay with
>> cable internet, but change Rogers. I deferred the decision until my
>> Rogers contract is up and the cancellation penalty expires.
>>
>> The plan I interested in is: 3 mbps upload / 35 download
>>
>> Here is what I found:
>>
>> 1. Start.ca, no contract http://start.ca/services/highspeed 35/3
>> unlimited $59.95 no contract
>>
>> They offer an upload boast to 35/10 with unlimited for $69.95 if you
>>  want that. They also waive the $50 installation fee if you have
>> active cable with Rogers now.
>>
>> 2. Acanac http://acanac.ca/cable.html 30 mbps downlaod $65.95 month
>> to month, with discounts for longer term.
>>
>> A friend uses them and their service is generally good, but he
>> experiences VoIP issues when streaming video to his TV, so plans to
>> upgrade to a higher bandwidth plan (not sure which plan he has now,
>> but he pays $600 upfront for a year). They bundle VoIP for free on
>> some plans.
>>
>> 3. Teksavvy http://teksavvy.com/en/residential/internet/cable 35/3
>> 300GB $49.95 35/3 unlimited $79.95
>>
>> 4. Distributel, no contract 35/3  mbps unlimited $59.95
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Dec 2, 2013 at 11:00 AM, Joe Wennechuk
>> <youcanreachmehere at hotmail.com
>> <mailto:youcanreachmehere at hotmail.com>> wrote:
>>
>> Does anyone have a cheap cable modem for sale? I would like to
>> purchase cable internet and keep my costs down as much as possible. I
>> was looking at Acanac. I know this discussion has already transpired,
>> but who out there is using Cable for Internet, which provider? Are
>> they good? How is the Price? any recommendations.
>>
>>
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