Compared to Europeans speeds Canadian ISP are slow.. we’re still way behind most civilized nations when it comes to connectivity pricing and infrastructure. https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/01/18/so-much-for-any-promised-consumer-protecton/
Canada’s telcos such as Bell are at a clear disadvantage in the battle with the cable companies, for internet speeds as well, cable firms have modern coaxial cable networks that support greater bandwidth use than the phone companies’ too common mostly copper wire and so in overcoming this Bell resorts to lies, false misleading advertisements for years now too.
Bell’s misleading spin advertising of their new diet is high in fibre is still mere scrap bones to the dogs cause it does not apply to the majority of users.. not for even a decade.. they are promising to serve better their new customers while they are seriously bleeding away still their old customers.. Bell is always a misleading advertising approach. In Ontario, Bell is also feeling pressure from rival Rogers, which has been offering 50-megabit download speeds and in Quebec cable provider Videotron began offering download speeds of 50 megabits two years ago. Videotron has 100 Mb/s speed almost everywhere(95-99%) on its network Since 2006, Vidéotron has added more TV and broadband subscribers in Quebec than Bell; and since it launched residential phone service through its cable connections in 2005, it has gained 30 per cent of that market, Bell has to do a lot of work on its infrastructure. Do you know that there are residents withing 50 km of Ottawa, supposedly our nations capital and Canada’s Silicone Valley, that do not have access to high speed internet service. I can only imagine what it is like in a truly rural setting.
Quebec TV market: Vidéotron 62 per cent; Bell 21 per cent.
Internet: Vidéotron 51 per cent; Bell 38 per cent
Vidéotron 30 per cent; Bell 62 per cent
Vancouver-based internet provider Novus Entertainment also announced on Thursday it was boosting speeds, up to a whopping 200 megabits.
I hate Bell almost as much as I hate Rogers and Telus What good is a higher bandwidth when the companies cap the amount you’re allowed to download? All the “theoretical” speed in the world means squat when they throttle it all to hell anyways. Oh and don’t forget the 60 gig cap … so … you can blow through your monthly limit in an hour or so … it doesn’t mean squat when you cant even max it out for more than an hour before you hit your unbelievably download limit and have to pay an arm and a leg for what the rest of the world gets for free. If your also not within 300 meters of the remote that offers these speeds than your back to 7 meg (though your paying for 20) I really wish the competition bureau would say something about this illegal advertising Remember, you can’t spell Bell without bill and you can’t spell hell without Bell ; And those fake “fibre” services are only in certain areas from Bell right now. If you don’t live in an area over 1 mill your back to world lagging best effort 3 meg service. Now most Bell internet customers have a theoretical speed of 7 megabits. Actually customer speeds are “up to 7 megabits”, and usually far less than 1 megabit. And, don’t forget about throttling that Bell engages in.I avoid Bell at every opportunity. The questionable business practices and the call centre in New Delhi are two good reasons to avoid these clowns. I abandoned Bell 3 years ago – they have lost a customer in internet, TV, cell phone and landline service – after horrendous customer service. May they perish! http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2010/02/04/bell-broadband-internet-speeds.html
PM STEPHEN HARPER Stop posing for photo ops and just get on with the business of helping ALL CANADIANS and let me get one thing striaght a Bad Politician is still always unacceptable even if he may be Conservative, Liberal, NDP or whatever and all bad Corporations, bad Cops, bad professionals, Bad Hospitals are still also unacceptable
Now for any ostriches who cannot face negative realities then visit http://mccainvrsobama.wordpress.com/2010/09/02/beach-wallpaper/
Under the Canadian Federal Conservative Government’s nose.. Sears Holdings Corp. is selling most of its stake in its Canadian unit to raise as much as US$380 million and increase its cash holdings.. while Staples Canada closed 15 of its 331 stores in Canada at the end of September, Rivals such as Grand & Toy and Office Depot are also closing retail stores due to the ongoing depressing economy in Canada.. Rising costs, high taxes, high gas prices, rising unemployment, and fears about their job prospects are keeping many away from major department stores.