[RndTbl] cheaper ISP

Colin Stanners cstanners at gmail.com
Fri Sep 11 07:21:20 CDT 2015

Hartmut, you mean "than good cheap internet".

Depending on where they are in the city, there's many providers that'll
eagerly provide speeds up to 1gbps symmetrical (off the top of my head and
alphabetically: HighSpeedCrow, Les.net, PCS, Terago, VOI, Voyageur,
Wiband). I won't start an on-list discussion of the different providers'
pros and cons.

But given that Shaw/MTS are already cheap/cheapest and this customer wants
to go even cheaper that won't work.

On Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 2:45 AM, Hartmut W Sager <hwsager at marityme.net>

> It's amazing how often I encounter similar situations during consulting.
> The problem is always the same:  Do your ISP research BEFORE you buy a
> house (residential comment) or BEFORE you choose/rent your biz premises
> (business comment), because once you're outside of primary Shaw and MTS
> territory, you're screwed.
> "Oh, but the price of the premises was so good .....".  Yeah well, if that
> was more important to you than good Internet, then you'll have to live with
> it now.
> Choosing a proper Internet location (if needed) is just as integral as
> choosing close schools, bus routes, grocery stores, etc.
> Hartmut W Sager - Tel +1-204-339-8331, +1-204-515-1701, +1-204-515-1700,
> +1-810-471-4600, +1-909-361-6005
> On 11 September 2015 at 00:26, Trevor Cordes <trevor at tecnopolis.ca> wrote:
>> What's the cheapest option for a Winnipeg business to get decent
>> (especially upload) internet access when they aren't in a Shaw area (but
>> are in MTS).  Right now they have MTS crappy like 5Mbps down and 400kbps
>> up.  It's horrible.
>> We'd be fine with 5 or 10 (or more) down, but we want at least 2 up.  The
>> more up in our pricerange the better.  Monthly traffic will be quite low
>> in both directions, but we get large-demand bursts.
>> Price range is $40-$80/month.  They are willing to pay (a bit) more
>> upfront to save on the monthly fee, if required.
>> They need zero extra features (email boxes, web space, a/v, domain, etc),
>> they just need faster internet.  Lower latency than what garbage MTS gives
>> would be better too.  I already checked with MTS and what they want for
>> more upload bw is way too much (compared to what Shaw charges).
>> Thanks!
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