[nSLUG] Nova Scotia internet services

John Leidel john.leidel at gmail.com
Mon Aug 13 23:38:11 ADT 2007


I'm not too worried about the DVR end of things.  I'm planning on
building a serious media box [MythTV] once I arrive. [just don't tell
the wife...]. 

How static are the IP's distributed by Eastlink? [RoadRunner/Comcast in
DFW will only change your IP once every six months or so]

On Mon, 2007-08-13 at 22:30 -0400, Joe Dunn wrote:
> Go Eastlink, its cheaper, faster and pretty stable. I moved to NYC
> from Halifax and I use Time Warner for for alot more I get _alot_
> less. You can get an all in one package also. Mind you DVR's aren't as
> big in Halifax as they are in bigger US cities. 
> 
> Either or you'll enjoy the larger pipe at a cheaper price.
> 
> On 8/13/07, John Leidel <john.leidel at gmail.com> wrote:
>         All, I'm in the process of relocating to the greater HRM area
>         [keep your 
>         fingers crossed that the current offer on my house goes
>         through].  I
>         have question for the group regarding internet service in
>         HRM.  This may
>         be more of a philosophical question than practical, but I'll
>         ask
>         anyway...
>         
>         What is the best internet service provider in the HRM area in
>         respect to
>         the following ::
>           - performance/$$
>           - reliability
>           - general service
>           - connectivity [ie, do they block specific ports
>         deliberately] 
>         
>         Just as a comparison.. in Dallas, we have
>         AT&T/SouthwesternBell aDSL
>         running at 3.0Mbps up/512kbps down for ~$32.00 US a month.
>         
>         Now, in some areas, we have fibre to the premises running at
>         ~15Mbps for 
>         $40 US a month [residential service]...  Just depends on
>         whether they've
>         already removed the `last copper mile` in your neighborhood.
>         
>         I assume you'll get better deals if you go with a
>         television/phone/etc 
>         package.  I plan on getting at least cable/or satellite
>         equivalent.
>         
>         I've seen providers like Eastlink and Aliant...but I'm not
>         sure of the
>         pros/cons...
>         
>         Any thoughts from the group ??
>         
>         cheers 
>         john
>         
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