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Old Mar 23rd, 2008, 01:32 PM   #71
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Start your seach by going to DSLReports. And make sure you checkout TekSavvy.
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Old Mar 23rd, 2008, 01:40 PM   #72
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i've checked out both and have had my eye on teksavvy for a while now.
come monday, i am switching. this 60GB cap is a load of crap.
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Old Mar 23rd, 2008, 01:58 PM   #73
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I'm happy with TekSavvy. With Sympatico I always broke my cap. With TekSavvy I have never got above 1/8th of my cap of 200 GB. The service has been really reliable and tech support has been great. They went as far as advising me to set up an account with DSLReports so that I could use all their tools to work with me to squeeze the last ounce of speed out of my connection. My speed is at 0.85 of the the theoretical top speed and only 5% below the practical speed. I haven't had the time to do the work to tweak the line; if I do, Teksavvy, I'm sure will be willing to help. They'll probably even enjoy helping!
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Old Mar 25th, 2008, 03:40 PM   #74
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I've read the thread, and Rocky is the CEO of TekSavvy. To the best of my knowledge in casual discussion with Bell techs, managers and TekSavvy techs, this can only happen when on the Sympatico network, not a third-party supplier. Rocky mentioned that they're flagging users with 6Mbps or greater speeds using more than 300GB/month, as they are not TekSavvy DSL customers, but rather using a DSL login, and Sympatico's ADSL2 connection. TekSavvy only offers ADSL1 5Mbps, but Bell will sometimes set it to 6Mbps.
Sadly Sympatico now seems to be throttling everybody.

http://www.ehmac.ca/everything-else-...ing-issue.html

Update on throttling issue... - dslreports.com
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Old Mar 25th, 2008, 05:43 PM   #75
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Sadly Sympatico now seems to be throttling everybody.

http://www.ehmac.ca/everything-else-...ing-issue.html

Update on throttling issue... - dslreports.com
I wrote my MP and the Minister of Industry about this one.
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Old Mar 25th, 2008, 07:45 PM   #76
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I'm really ticked about this! But the CRTC has proven to be useless when it comes to this stuff, so I am not hopeful about this changing anytime soon if ever.
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Sadly Sympatico now seems to be throttling everybody.

http://www.ehmac.ca/everything-else-...ing-issue.html

Update on throttling issue... - dslreports.com
A small correction. Sympatico isn't throttling anybody but their own users. This is a case of Bell Nexxia abusing its power as a "last mile" carrier and restricting all DSL traffic (though maybe not business... yet to be determined) at the DSLAM and/or BAS level.
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This has probably been mentioned back a few pages, but I use Shaw (10mb speed) and haven't noticed a throttling issue. This is probably because I download a modest amount of stuff (maybe 10GB or less a month? I've not really measured) and most of it not via P2P.

I think the real key here is "flying under the radar" by constraining your downloading a bit (200GB+ a month? That's a new filled HD nearly every month!!). If you can't, you really ought to upgrade to a corporate line, where huge downloading is expected and thus less monitored/capped.
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This has probably been mentioned back a few pages, but I use Shaw (10mb speed) and haven't noticed a throttling issue. This is probably because I download a modest amount of stuff (maybe 10GB or less a month? I've not really measured) and most of it not via P2P.

I think the real key here is "flying under the radar" by constraining your downloading a bit (200GB+ a month? That's a new filled HD nearly every month!!). If you can't, you really ought to upgrade to a corporate line, where huge downloading is expected and thus less monitored/capped.
Except when the ISP (TekSavvy, for example, factors in a 200GB cap in it's residential package) in question has no problem with large bandwidth use. The issue here (recently) is Nexxia overstepping its bounds and ****ing with 3rd party ISPs data, something it has absolutely no right to do.
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Except when the ISP (TekSavvy, for example, factors in a 200GB cap in it's residential package) in question has no problem with large bandwidth use. The issue here (recently) is Nexxia overstepping its bounds and ****ing with 3rd party ISPs data, something it has absolutely no right to do.
Nexxia says that it's in their TOS to the ISP's that they can do this. They're likely using some vague legal clause to justify it.
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