[kwlug-disc] Rogers Hybrid Fibre plans

Ralph Janke txwikinger at ubuntu.com
Tue Apr 29 13:02:01 EDT 2014


The time between 8pm and 12m is considered peak time. So it is very likely
that you will not get constant full speed at those times. 

Secondly.. Rogers is cheating with speed tests. They have a boost functionality
which gives you for the beginning of a connection a higher speed than you normally
get. This obviously fakes most speed tests out because they only measure this
first time of a connection. It has some advantage for doing smaller transfers, however,
if you donwload bigger things (like Open Source isos or bigger source code
packages) the average speed goes down a lot.

Just my 2 cents.

On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 12:08:31PM -0400, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
> So, I called Rogers to cancel cable TV and internet.
> 
> After a long conversation, it turned out that the cancellation fee is $20
> per month per service, and we still have 3 months before the contract is up.
> 
> So, instead of the 35 mbps down, 3 mbps up unlimited plan that I have now,
> they put me on the new Hybrid Fibre 60 mbps down, 10 mbps up, with 320 GB
> limit (which is almost double what I use).
> 
> The total cost is ~$81 including tax for internet and basic digital cable.
> This is cheaper than the ~$113 that we were paying before. That is less
> than their advertised price for the internet alone on their site with basic
> cable free.
> 
> http://www.rogers.com/web/link/hispeedBrowseFlowDefaultPlans
> 
> This is valid until the contract is up, and then they said they should see
> what promos are available (but probably I will cancel)
> 
> Here are speedtest.net results before and after. Some variability specially
> the evening, but I had the service for less than a day. It required a new
> modem too.
> 
> Before, on 35/3 unlimited plan
>  11:16 PM EST  26.39 Mb/s  3.30 Mb/s  17 ms  Toronto, ON  ~ 100 km
>   8:42 PM EST  50.08 Mb/s  3.31 Mb/s  18 ms  Toronto, ON  ~ 100 km
> 
> After, on 60/10 Hybrid Fibre 320 GB plan
>  11:56 AM EDT  48.96 Mb/s  10.10 Mb/s  30 ms  Toronto, ON  ~ 100 km
>  10:32 PM EDT  14.56 Mb/s  10.99 Mb/s  18 ms  Toronto, ON  ~ 100 km
> 
> -- 
> Khalid M. Baheyeldin
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