[nSLUG] nSLUG Digest, Vol 847, Issue 1

Jason Hurst jhurst at jhurst.ca
Wed Jun 6 12:53:02 ADT 2018


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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> Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2018 13:41:29 -0300
> From: Robin Murray <nibor.yarrum at gmail.com>
> To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group <nslug at nslug.ns.ca>
> 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.
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> 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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> Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2018 16:10:54 -0300
> From: Baha Baydar <bbaydar at gmail.com>
> To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group <nslug at nslug.ns.ca>
> 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 <nibor.yarrum at gmail.com>
> wrote:
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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?
> >
> >
> > --
> > Robin Murray
> > Halifax,
> > Nova Scotia
> > Canada
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> Baha Baydar
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> Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2018 18:38:31 -0300
> From: mspencer at tallships.ca (Mike Spencer)
> To: nslug at nslug.ns.ca
> 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.
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> FWIW
> - Mike
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> Michael Spencer                  Nova Scotia, Canada       .~.
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> mspencer at tallships.ca                                     /( )\
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> Message: 4
> Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2018 07:32:56 -0300 (ADT)
> From: Richard Bonner <ak621 at chebucto.ns.ca>
> To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group <nslug at nslug.ns.ca>
> Subject: Re: [nSLUG] Halifax ISPs
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> On Tue, 5 Jun 2018, Mike Spencer wrote:
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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.
>
> ***   ...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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