Bell Sympatico offered me fast service
davegermiquet-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org
Thu Jul 3 23:05:07 UTC 2008
If I remember correctly I think what the new one might be VDSL
(However I could be wrong)
On Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 7:03 PM, Dave Germiquet <davegermiquet-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org> wrote:
> Hi Hugh,
> I have heard of this as well, however I have not gone into extensive
> questions. I live in an apartment building and I got 2 dsl
> connections coming in.
> When I applied to my new provider, bell called me up and said "the
> line you have is different this one is a Fibre Optic line", I asked
> them ok install it on the condition they could keep both lines.. (i
> had customer service issues there :()
> I called my original provider they said there are problems with some
> providers and the new "DSL" line. The new DSL line is actually called
> something different.
> I googled a bit found a few links, here's one of them:
> On Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 6:17 PM, D. Hugh Redelmeier <hugh-pmF8o41NoarQT0dZR+AlfA at public.gmane.org> wrote:
>> I got a form letter from Bell that starts:
>> Great news. Our new, next generation fibre optic Internet
>> service is now availaible in your neighbourhood.
>> Since ADSL in my house has been crappy and slow, I just phoned them to
>> figure out what they meant by this.
>> First they told me that they have fibre optic. I asked where? To my
>> demarc, they said. Clearly this isn't true because they haven't been in
>> my basement.
>> I played 20 questions with Nasar on the phone, ignoring obvious
>> - maybe there is fibre to a location closer than the Central Office
>> was (the CO was about 5km, if I remember correctly, explaining
>> my crappy service)
>> - he told me that I could have 16000kb service (down, of course; 1mb
>> up). That is perhaps 10x what I have now (from another ADSL
>> provider). He agreed that it was 10 times what I would have had in
>> the past.
>> - he said that distance to the new CO-or-whatever was a secret and
>> would not tell me
>> - I asked about the modem (wondering if they have some new
>> technology). He said yes, but was really only talking about
>> features like being a router and switch on top of being a modem.
>> When pressed, he said it was same old ADSL. 2wire brand.
>> Does anyone know what this is about? Have Bell likely installed a
>> "remote" to cut the length of the copper run? Or something else? Or,
>> nothing (just an ad)?
>> Oh, and what is "next generation" about this?
>> The Toronto Linux Users Group. Meetings: http://gtalug.org/
>> TLUG requests: Linux topics, No HTML, wrap text below 80 columns
>> How to UNSUBSCRIBE: http://gtalug.org/wiki/Mailing_lists
> The man who is always a newbie at something,
> Dave Germiquet
> Everytime I learn something new,
> I realize I know very little.
The man who is always a newbie at something,
Everytime I learn something new,
I realize I know very little.
The Toronto Linux Users Group. Meetings: http://gtalug.org/
TLUG requests: Linux topics, No HTML, wrap text below 80 columns
How to UNSUBSCRIBE: http://gtalug.org/wiki/Mailing_lists
More information about the Legacy