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 LATEST TOPICS |  FORUMS » SHAW CABLE » NEW BANDWIDTH CAPS...
Subject: New bandwidth caps
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GurbZ Jun 07, 2011 03:12 PM Reply | Bookmark
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So I was checking my Internet usage today, and what do I see?
250 GB cap instead of 100 GB. Seems like Shaw is keeping word and doing it in the time period they stated.

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Saberon Jun 07, 2011 03:31 PM Reply | Bookmark
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BB50/BB100 also launched today, if you stay with Legacy plans you get around 3-4x upped caps.

Warp/Nitro also get upped caps but at this point you'd be quite foolish to stay on Warp/Nitro as the BB packages are much cheaper and offer higher speeds/more caps. (As of June 7)

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SouVerainiste Jun 07, 2011 03:34 PM Reply | Bookmark
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You guys are really lucky to have such plans in west Canada srsly. I'm paying 75$ a month for a 120gb cap +2$ for each additionnal gb or something, on a 30mb /3mb up connection. I hate Videotron so bad.

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Saberon Jun 07, 2011 03:35 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Yeah I'm still quite in shock over the new pricing, a major turnaround from the previous UBB "scandal".

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hung_h Jun 07, 2011 03:37 PM Reply | Bookmark
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how do you check this bandwidth cap with shaw??? I mean how do you check your usage?

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[bernZ] Jun 07, 2011 03:38 PM Reply | Bookmark
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secure.shaw.ca -> Internet Options -> Usage (or similar)

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Saberon Jun 07, 2011 03:39 PM Reply | Bookmark
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And it uses fair usage policy....which in TLDR terms is

Unless you consistently go grossly over your 250GB cap for months on end you won't hear a peep from them, and even then you may never hear.

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Somebody69 Jun 07, 2011 03:41 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Seems like a win all around for shaw customers. Higher caps, better speeds for more or less the same price, and clearly defined "penalties" for overusage. Of course there is one obvious catch: no line upgrades. Giving 50 and 100 mb for the price of 15 and 25 just months ago is going to lead to problems. I've always enjoyed being able to max my downstream and upstream even at peak hours - that is, until recently. Since the free upgrade to 25/2.5, I've never exceeded 15/2 even at 3 am on speedtests. Hopefully we will not see congestion problems in the future, and Shaw doesn't slip back into the archaic thinking that brought forth UBB.



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Finally can see my usage. Not as bad as I thought; was only over the 100gb cap 3 months since November.

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Saberon Jun 07, 2011 03:43 PM Reply | Bookmark
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I find that speed tests aren't always all that accurate. I'd much rather download something from Nvidia/Ati/Apple at different times in the day. I have the 25/2.5 and speed tests rarely show over 9 megabits, but I get around 24 megabits from downloading from the mentioned sites. Have you tried calling Shaw to re provision your modem just in case the new speed didn't catch on?

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Somebody69 Jun 07, 2011 03:48 PM Reply | Bookmark
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My max achieved is ~2300 kilobytes down in Utrnt. Seen about 2 megabytes down from Megashares premium. Similar speeds from nVidia and Apple. Max upload is around 240 kilobytes in Utrnt and Filezilla. I used to have about 1900 down and 115 kilobytes up max, so it definitely caught on. I had the new speeds without rebooting the modem, but have since rebooted it and changed my MAC address to no avail.

The new speed caught on, it's just not working. Probably just going to change the TV/Inet/phone packaging around, so I'll see then if there's anything to do about the speed.

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Dot Merix Jun 07, 2011 03:51 PM Reply | Bookmark
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On my warp speed (essentially Broadband 50) I also can't get super high on Utrnt.. I have got high download speed (maxing it out) on usenet.. Don't think I really have from a company direct (asides from Nvidia so far).

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Somebody69 Jun 07, 2011 03:52 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Utrnt actually gives me the fastest, most consistent speeds. Then again I use mostly private trackers. I've always been happy with shaw's performance with trnts - it's as fast if not faster than multithreaded http downloads from fast servers.

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Greg * NCIX.com Jun 07, 2011 04:01 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Not entirely true. They're making room on the pipe by phasing out more analog channels. Channels 29-58 are moving to all-digital, freeing up much of that spectrum for broadband usage.

Expect it to be a slow upgrade. There are a lot of households Shaw will have to visit to install set top boxes for.

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Saberon Jun 07, 2011 04:04 PM Reply | Bookmark
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My area is supposedly being upgraded to DOCSIS 3 by June 30th, I'm hoping that by some rare and bizarre luck that it's also the the first area to make it to phase 2.

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Dot Merix Jun 07, 2011 04:15 PM Reply | Bookmark
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I believe they said the Analog tiers to digital conversion will be done by October 2012.

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TheMachine247 Jun 07, 2011 05:14 PM Reply | Bookmark
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When you subscribe to one of our Broadband packages, you will be opting into the Bump-Up Program.

This means that if you exceed your package’s included data, you will automatically be bumped up to the next level of Broadband Internet package for the remainder of your billing cycle. You’ll receive the higher speeds and data and will be charged the difference between package pricing. Once your new billing cycle begins, you will return to your original Internet package and your data will be reset to zero.

The first time your included data is exceeded, you will receive one month's grace and won't be bumped up to the next tier.

The Bump-Up Program will take effect February 2012.

Quoted directly from shaw's website, People should take notice of this if they don't want to have their internet bills skyrocket

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Stanley. Jun 07, 2011 05:31 PM Reply | Bookmark
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This is by far the best implementation of UBB I could have asked for.

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Dot Merix Jun 07, 2011 07:43 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Don't worry too much about it. What will happen up until 2012 is our regular AUP. If you go over your limits frequently you may receive a call from a representative to go over a better internet package to suit your bandwidth caps. Shaw will not be charging any money for usage over what's included..

Obviously if the customer disagrees with wanting to upgrade to a package that has more bandwidth on their over usage there would likely be a suspension of some sort. I don't work on that team so I'm not sure how that part works, sorry!

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