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Just Wondering (Internet Speeds)

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Mizzterrr, Apr 3, 2013.

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  1. Ghett0

    Ghett0 DARKLY Regular

    Nope. In the house it's all copper wiring and you are legally responsible for it's installation and maintenance. $100 per jack if they aren't there last time I checked. it doesn't matter though, really. The quality of the signal will degrade over time and distance, but if it's Fiber To the Home, the loss will be negligible. Fiber Optic cables have a capacity of transmitting BILLIONS of bits of data at the speed of light; a far cry from anything coaxial can or will ever offer you. In speed and Capacity, it is monstrously superior.

    It's not that copper wiring can't transmit at comparable speeds, it's that the signal dies on the line very easily and requires reinforcing and boosting every 5 km or so. Each boosting station creates a potential Point of Failure, resulting in inefficiencies and loss. Technology can find ways to preserve the data and compensate, but compared to Fiber lines, it's monstrously inefficient.

    The downfalls with Fiber are that it is incredibly expensive, incredibly fragile, and very costly to install, repair and maintain. Once it's working, though, it blows everything else right out of the water.
  2. dead mike

    dead mike TD Member, Legend, Puncher of Faces, Chatbox King

    well i think its time to fap
  3. OG buckshot jr

    OG buckshot jr TD Admin

    Ok, so you're on what I want. I think the cost of the home phone is just adding almost $40-50/month, which is ridiculous, especially a feature-less, long distance-less phone. FAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack that jazz. If it was up to me, I would not have it either, trust me. Momdukes just likes having it, for her own reasons (old school woman, can't change her mind). My cell is unlimited across Canada (no zone, either), so mi na cyar fi home phone, but I gots to :/

    I might just keep a phone with Teksavvy and have a lower BELL deal.
  4. Brades

    Brades Bailer Staff Member

    Why don't you Toronto fags use OTA for tv? Uncompressed HD ftw!
  5. OG buckshot jr

    OG buckshot jr TD Admin

    I've looked into it, to get a good UHF setup costs a lot (initial cost, that is. Savings are massive), and it's a pain in the ass to have setup on top of the house to get enough decent stations. Also, believe it or not, in my town (Oakville), depending on the height, you have to get a permit lol
  6. Brades

    Brades Bailer Staff Member

    Condofags should be able to get a $150-$200 antenna to set in their window and pick up a shitload of channels from Toronto and Buffalo.
  7. OG buckshot jr

    OG buckshot jr TD Admin

    True, the woman I'm seeing faces North but gets lucky to bounce off a reflective building facing Toronto and still lands about 6 stations. If you can face South, you'll land even more.

    I built the 2x4-coat hanger antenna off the net, for fun, to see what I could get. I was surprised it even worked lol I had MTV, CBC, Global, three PBS stations and a few other, lesser known stations. All amazing quality!
  8. Glocky

    Glocky Drinking your tears

    Rogers changed their packages... I was able to go from 45/4 rated service to 60/10 rated service for within pennies of the same price... :) Gotta love Service Discounts.

  9. tytanium

    tytanium TD Admin

  10. MetalLobster

    MetalLobster TD Admin

    This looks like a re-seller, like TekSavvy. Do you know if they are a reseller of Rogers or Bell?
  11. 14bux

    14bux Senior TF2 Admin

    Use speedtest.net to get the data image thing.
  12. Glocky

    Glocky Drinking your tears

    Rogers has a new bundle promotion, while it doesn't match my current service discounts, I was told (in error) that I can't switch to any of the new plans without losing my discounts. So a few minutes later switched to 150/10 unlimited (150/15 not available in my area yet) for a few dollars more a month and kept all my current discounts. Pretty happy about that.

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  13. Olst

    Olst TD Admin / Queerbécois


    pretty happy with mine
  14. DARKLY | Pixar's Ham

    DARKLY | Pixar's Ham DARKLY Regular

  15. ☭Balthamous☭

    ☭Balthamous☭ DARKLY Regular

    You do not know lag like I do :P This is a good day,
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2014
  16. tytanium

    tytanium TD Admin

    For my area, it's Cogeco. They do resell Rogers and Bell.
  17. HappySticks™

    HappySticks™ TD Admin

  18. zackychuu

    zackychuu TD Admin / Wanker

    justyrustydusty... quick, someone hack the fucker and steal his skins!
    nb likes this.
  19. nb

    nb DARKLY Regular

    EDIT: Welp, those 2 links failed.. Erm.

    My download speed is 28.06mbps, and my upload speed is 10.27mbps.
  20. Nickston

    Nickston I'm New Here


    Usually I hate my provider but this is really awesome. I'm even getting double the upload I'm supposed to get.
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