[tpm] Off-Topic: ISP recommendations for my new home? -- (ADSL2 / MLPPP / FTTH)

Henry Baragar Henry.Baragar at instantiated.ca
Sun Dec 12 21:38:20 PST 2010

Hi Abuzar,

If you find something that meets your requirements, please let me know as I 
would be interested.

A few notes...

To get a fixed IP, you usually need to get a "business" service (which usually 
costs more than comparable "residential" services).

You can get 25M/down and 7M/up on Bell's "residential" ADSL2 service for 
$70/month; but you can't get a static IP address.  Bell's fastest "business" 
ADSL2 service (which includes static IP addresses) is 16M/down + 1M/up at 
$165/month.  And I don't think that the huged differences in speed is a 
technology issue.

If you use any other ADSL providers, you probably will get ADSL2 that is 
capped at 6M/down + 800K/up.  Despite an order from the CRTC, Bell has yet 
remove these these caps.  

You can get better speeds from some of the cable-based ISPs, but almost all of 
them are residential only (meaning no static IP addresses).

Currently, I think that you have to live with 6M/down  + 800K/up if you want 
static IP addresses for $100/month.  


On December 12, 2010 01:03:52 pm Abuzar wrote:
> Hi all,
> Sorry for the off-topic post.  I don't have a lot of geeky friends, so
> TPM is pretty much the only place I can ask for help.
> I'm trying to set up a new internet connection at the house I'll be
> moving into.  There's a few people living there and we'd like to have
> a 10Mbps-100Mbps unthrottled and unlimited internet connection with a
> budget around $100.  Can anyone recommend anything?  I keep hearing
> about ADSL2, MLPPP, and fiber-optic stuff, but don't know much about
> it.  It would be nice to have a static IP too for running a server as
> well as something better than 800Kbps upstream.
> Again, sorry for the off-topic post.  Any help will be appreciated.
> Abuzar
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Henry Baragar
Instantiated Software
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