Satellite providers in Canada? (Canadian Satellite Providers)


Andem
#1
I know canadianisp lists some satellite providers in Canada, but there's gotta be more than that. I saw on Bell's site, they offer service through Bell Expressvu via DirecPC. Im sort of considering satellite, but I must evaluate all of my options. Also because when Rogers puts caps on, I will be cancelling my cable service along with my cable internet access, serves Rogers right.

Anyhow, the Bell Expressvu service is probably a stupid idea as caps are inevitable at some point or another as you know how typical bell and it's monopolistic practices are.
 
Bob Carrick
#2
I'm assuming you can't get DSL?
 
Andem
#3
Im not sure if I can get DSL. I did a line test and apparantly not. Which is really strange seeing as i live in the city and I had it when I live on the other side of the the street! (odd eh?)... But no, I just want to consider all of my options so that when I switch from Rogers, I have some internet service to fall back on.
 
Anonymous
#4
Is satellite faster then rogers? I need more speed!
 
Bob Carrick
#5
Generally speaking no, but DSL is
 
frubsen
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by Bob Carrick

.......but DSL is

Only the 1.5mb+ DSL connections are. The regular lines that are 960kbps provided by bell are slower than cable.
 
Bob Carrick
#7
Yes and there are plenty of 1.5+ DSL conenctions in Ontario and Quebec. I have a 3000 / 800 kbps connection now at home.
 
frubsen
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by Bob Carrick

Yes and there are plenty of 1.5+ DSL conenctions in Ontario and Quebec. I have a 3000 / 800 kbps connection now at home.

Isn't bell 3000 / 640?
 
Bob Carrick
#9
It's actually 3500 / 840 but advertised at 3000/640.
 
SumOfAllFears
#10
This is very confusing because I know Bell's speeds are not that fast. 3500/840 is not what I got with Sympatico ever at my friend's houses. talk about half that or even less. And the upload also is not that fast.

You must have an advanced super-speed package?
 
Bob Carrick
#11
3500/800 actually the 840 was a typo. It is the Ultra package, Sympatico has 3 package snow. Your friend had the original which is 1.2/160 they have a lite package at 128/128 and an Ultra now at 3500/800
 
SumOfAllFears
#12
Okay. Great stuff!
 
Larry1on1
#13
Then satellite maybe your answer...


Clear skies here...

Text Block Size 5000 KB

Download Time 18857 ms
Receive Buffer 474280 bytes
Transmission Speed 2121 Kb/s

2002-10-29 04:36:50 EST: 1897 / 35
Your download speed : 1897288 bps, or 1897 kbps.
A 231.6 KB/sec transfer rate.
Your upload speed : 35762 bps, or 35 kbps.
Seems like download broadband .. above the 1mbit barrier!
 

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