I’d go with Telus for $5 cheaper, just to spite Citywest. They say they weren’t throttling before, but we can only get 120kbps in town from a/dsl connection to a/dsl connection (previously 1.2Mbps). They said they don’t throttle and then Greg M. noted (privately) that they put caps on P2P protocols. They say you’re payin for 256Kbps connections (lite) but the throughput is more like 56Kbps (because of the standard explanation: line noise, user misconfiguration, the source you’re downloading from is slow…)
I like Keith, smart guy. And honestly, just about everyone there but their policies, their practices and quite frankly, their rates are in my opinion, borderline criminal for the service Rupert gets.
Anything further affecting a Citywest line is simply furthering degrade an already slow service that is over-sold, over-billed and over-throttled - in my opinion.
I thought there were regulations against regulating P2P protocols for ISP’s? Hmmpff.
It’s humerous that they say there are people utilizing a large portion of bandwidth causing everyone to be slow…
-Syncing the adsl modem at the prescribed speed you paid for lite/mid/full adsl is supposed to limit the connection? How can I take Joe Schmoe’s bandwidth if I am not supposed to have it in the first place?
-If I pay for Full adsl @ 2Mbps, and I only get maximum 300-400Kbps at a very rare once or twice a year, how is it I am using more than what I paid for?
-If I use 200Kbps consistently for 30 Days, all day long, is not still within my rights? I have paid for a prescribed 2Mbps, with no bandwidth cap, what they hell did I do to them? Oh wait, nothing.
Hypothetically, another type of situation could lead to this kind of situation. An imaginary ISP, lets call them, FittyWest, has a to pay for SO MUCH BANDWIDTH THROUGH SMELL-US after a connection from an imaginary town, lets call it, Sterrace and collectively their overselling of bandwidth is causing them to pay for more bandwidth than they purchased.
Anyway…when the competition if/when does come, Citywest is going to have real problems. Telus would have the best kick at the cat, and would garner a large portion of customers one would think - because of this kind of Citywest move.