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 LATEST TOPICS |  FORUMS » SHAW CABLE » SHAW: NEW INTERNET PACKAGES, UNLIMITED B...
Subject: RE: Shaw: new internet packages, unlimited bandwidth
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Todd™ Jun 13, 2011 04:51 PM Reply | Bookmark
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1. The Cisco modem - is that for only certain Broadband packages? Will that be available for the BB50 package?

2. And if available for all packages, if we sign up and get an SMC modem now, can we trade it in later for the Cisco if we desire?

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Saberon Jun 13, 2011 05:01 PM Reply | Bookmark
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1) I believe its all packages to replace the SMC
2) Trade it in later for Cisco if wanted.

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KamikazePanda Jun 13, 2011 05:27 PM Reply | Bookmark
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and therein lies the problem, at least in high traffic areas shaw doesn't appear to be able to give people more than half of the max speed they're advertising even during non peak hours. I mean if people are noticing (and there are quite a few people mentioning it on the dslreports shaw forum) that their speeds have been halved since shaw started rolling out the new packages, it seems to pretty conclusively point out that their network can in no way support the packages. I think i'm going to end up switching back to telus (who I just switched back to shaw from, this is getting old) So that I don't need to pay for a 50 megabit package to get 25 megabits.

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crazyea Jun 13, 2011 06:42 PM Reply | Bookmark
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The only problem with this, is that unless you live in a highrise, even for peak hours, telus cant really compete anymore. Either on speed or prices. And I have been a telus subscriber for years.

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KamikazePanda Jun 13, 2011 06:46 PM Reply | Bookmark
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I suppose I can see that for the general population, i'm on student pricing so my choices are pay 20$ a month for shaws 25 megabit and get 7-10 megabits or pay 20$ a month for telus' 15 and get 15-20. if i was paying regular prices it might be worth paying the bb50 prices to get 25-30ish +tv

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©§ Mordith §® Jun 13, 2011 07:26 PM Reply | Bookmark
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I suppose I can't be to sympathetic seeing as I am on Shaw and the ONLY person on my node

I think I may be the only person that gets OVER the speed advertised regularly

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©§ Mordith §® Jun 13, 2011 07:27 PM Reply | Bookmark
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living in the boondocks FTW

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Cannon Fodder Jun 13, 2011 10:08 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Yeah, boondocks enough to be the only person on a node, but not boondocks enough to be out of the reach of Shaw! Be kinda funny(in a sick, sad sorta way) if you all of a sudden got one other person on that node, and the speed dropped to 50Mbps!

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Linus * NCIX Jun 13, 2011 11:23 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Yeah my speed when I lived in the middle of nowhere in Maple Ridge and I was the first one on my block with high speed was wicked (at the time).

I'm getting about 35Mb/s down and uploads are solid around 2.9Mb/s on the BB50 plan.

Pretty much in line with my expectations, but I'll call and whine about it anyway to see if there's anything they can do to get me up to advertised speeds.

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©§ Mordith §® Jun 13, 2011 11:31 PM Reply | Bookmark
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lol your idea of the boondocks and mine are quite a bit different

Closet town to me about 15min drive down the highway is pop of about 5,000. I live on 20 acres and fortunately for me the way the layout here is I will likely always be the only one on this node

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Cannon Fodder Jun 14, 2011 12:32 AM Reply | Bookmark
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Please elaborate, given that there's really nowhere in M.R. that I'd classify as "middle of nowhere"..... there's some areas that the population density isn't exactly like it is "in town", but "middle of nowhere"?   :huh:

As for you Mordith, I'm blown away that Shaw even bothered to drag cable out to your area! Lucky you that they did.

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vulcan Jun 14, 2011 12:33 AM Reply | Bookmark
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Yeah, I'm in the boondocks too and get between 10 and 30Mbps download but only .5Mbps upload on a regular high speed connection. The downer is that I can't get any of the new Broadband packages here.

http://speedtest.net/result/1332725777.png



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Spork™ Jun 14, 2011 01:10 AM Reply | Bookmark
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You can still get Extreme, that will give you a much better dl and ul rate, with increased bandwidth.
Only $10 more per month.
High speed is 7.5/0.5 You get 30dl, only with speed boost, and thats for a short time/limit only. Not a constant, once PB is used up, your max is 7.5dl.
Extreme is 25/2.5, no power boost.

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Linus * NCIX Jun 14, 2011 01:19 AM Reply | Bookmark
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286st and 111 ave.

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Cannon Fodder Jun 14, 2011 01:28 AM Reply | Bookmark
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Yeah, one of the sparsely populated areas of M.R., but hardly "middle of nowhere"..... I suppose it's all personal perception....

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Linus * NCIX Jun 14, 2011 01:37 AM Reply | Bookmark
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It's the middle of nowhere when you're in high school and you can't drive...

The nearest bus comes like 4x per day and it's a 25 minute walk.

It's about as isolated as it gets from within the lower mainland, but obviously nothing compared to living in like Clinton.

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©§ Mordith §® Jun 14, 2011 05:48 AM Reply | Bookmark
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ya I spent a lot of time hitchhiking in my teenage years here


I'm in an area where it's loosely populated over a large area all along the Island highway so there isn't many that DON'T have shaw available. The Island is pretty well populated along a few main highways so it would either be cover most everyone or none. but I guess I am lucky all considering

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©§ Mordith §® Jun 14, 2011 05:51 AM Reply | Bookmark
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It's slow this morning

http://www.speedtest.net/result/1340607981.png

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Cannon Fodder Jun 14, 2011 09:46 AM Reply | Bookmark
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OMG, you should call & complain that you didn't hit your usual 102!!!

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The Great Gazoo™ Jun 14, 2011 09:59 AM Reply | Bookmark
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I see on Shaw's Terms of Use page that they have an updated policy on traffic shaping. I don't see that much wrong with it if what they say is actually implemented....

Last updated: June 7, 2011

Shaw uses traffic management policies to ensure proportional access to its network for all Shaw Internet customers. Some Peer-to-Peer (P2P) applications used for non real-time file sharing can consume a disproportionate amount of upstream bandwidth causing disruption to other customers on Shaw’s network. Shaw’s traffic management policies were introduced to quickly address any upstream congestion caused by these P2P applications while standard network expansion activities are undertaken to increase the bandwidth availability for all users.

Shaw’s traffic management policies come into effect only if upstream network congestion occurs on a network segment. If congestion occurs, the traffic management policies reduce the amount of upstream bandwidth available for P2P applications completing non real-time file transfer activity to 80 kbps per end-user.

Shaw’s traffic management policies do not affect download speeds and will not affect real-time interactive activities such as on-line gaming, banking, e-mail or VoIP services. For the majority of Shaw customers the Internet experience is unaffected by our traffic management policies and both upstream and downstream bandwidth will be available to ensure the full operation of any application.

The traffic management policies implemented by Shaw use IP addresses to make real-time traffic management decisions in relation to Shaw’s network. Since IP addresses have the potential to be linked to an individual’s customer account, IP addresses could be considered personal information. The traffic management policies implemented by Shaw do not involve capturing, storing or archiving this information in any way.

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