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Re: nSLUG Digest, Vol 847, Issue 1

Jason Hurst
I've been an Eastlink, Bell and CityWide customer at various times

CityWide seems ok tech-wise and the price was ok but they have issues with customer service

I would strongly recommend reading some reviews to get a feel for what you're signing up for

I haven't used TekSavvy (though I like their company philosophy) as their offering in my area was too slow for the price at the time (a few years ago)

If someone would start a service that used eastlink network (or bell fibre... not DSL) and had decent customer service, I'd switch from my current provider in a flash

Sorry am not more helpful... this is more of a lament of the current state and a warning about CityWide

Jason



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Today's Topics:

   1.  Halifax ISPs (Robin Murray)
   2. Re:  Halifax ISPs (Baha Baydar)
   3. Re:  Halifax ISPs (Mike Spencer)
   4. Re:  Halifax ISPs (Richard Bonner)


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Message: 1
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2018 13:41:29 -0300
From: Robin Murray <[hidden email]>
To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group <[hidden email]>
Subject: [nSLUG] Halifax ISPs
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I am looking for a very basic internet connection in Halifax. I've
googled a few lists but they are very useless and often turn out they
don't provide the service after they click-baited me onto their sites.

I was told by one that my area has "fibre only" so they couldn't
service me. I'm wondering if by "fibre only" it means that I'm tied to
Bell or Eastlink and paying $100/mo for a connection that I don't
need. I'm looking for a car, not a space shuttle.

Can anyone recommend a cheap service that provides, say, 2M download speeds?


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Robin Murray
Halifax,
Nova Scotia
Canada


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Message: 2
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2018 16:10:54 -0300
From: Baha Baydar <[hidden email]>
To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [nSLUG] Halifax ISPs
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TekSavvy and CityWide are the only two independent ISPs I'm aware of. I
think TekSavvy offers DSL services while CityWide offers service over
Eastlink's cable system.

There may still be some dial-up ISPs kicking around, but I haven't paid
much attention to that segment of the industry since the mid 90's.

On Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 1:41 PM Robin Murray <[hidden email]> wrote:

> I am looking for a very basic internet connection in Halifax. I've
> googled a few lists but they are very useless and often turn out they
> don't provide the service after they click-baited me onto their sites.
>
> I was told by one that my area has "fibre only" so they couldn't
> service me. I'm wondering if by "fibre only" it means that I'm tied to
> Bell or Eastlink and paying $100/mo for a connection that I don't
> need. I'm looking for a car, not a space shuttle.
>
> Can anyone recommend a cheap service that provides, say, 2M download
> speeds?
>
>
> --
> Robin Murray
> Halifax,
> Nova Scotia
> Canada
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Message: 3
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2018 18:38:31 -0300
From: [hidden email] (Mike Spencer)
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Subject: Re: [nSLUG] Halifax ISPs
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> There may still be some dial-up ISPs kicking around, but I haven't paid
> much attention to that segment of the industry since the mid 90's.

Tallships/GLinx/Authcom (Kentville) still offers dialup but you won't
get 2M bps, more like 36K bps.

I think they are also a reseller for Eastlink Cable in the Valley;
don't know about Hfx.

FWIW
- Mike

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Message: 4
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2018 07:32:56 -0300 (ADT)
From: Richard Bonner <[hidden email]>
To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [nSLUG] Halifax ISPs
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On Tue, 5 Jun 2018, Mike Spencer wrote:

> There may still be some dial-up ISPs kicking around, but I haven't paid
> much attention to that segment of the industry since the mid 90's.

> Tallships/GLinx/Authcom (Kentville) still offers dialup but you
> won't get 2M bps, more like 36K bps.

***   ...and they are expensive. Chebucto offers 56 kbs for $125 a
year. I use it and regularly get 50 kbs speed.

  Richard


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