Waterloo - Extreme Plus - I've had download speeds from 600 KBPS to 2 MBPS every night, 5pm to 3am, 3 weeks and counting.
Over past 2 nights speeds have improved slightly, at 1 - 2 MBPS, not .6 - 1 MPBS. Over past 2 days, daytime speeds are at advertised, or there about. Not sure if it has to do with all the students in the area going home for thanksgiving. These slow downs occur at peak usage hours, every night.
After first 12 days of arguing, and restesting, reproving this is not an issue with my computers, modem (tech supp had me swap out 2), 7 quickly closed service tickets, *an employee* Rogers CAT team informed me this was a , "known Rogers network issue" causing my slow download speeds, engineers are working on it, no ETA for a solution, no specifics. That was October 3rd 2011. My issues became noticably slow on September 18th, when I first filed my service ticket.
Have also been dealing with *an employee* in the Rogers Office of the President, she is very aware of this Rogers speed issue. She said it's really not that bad, "it's only affecting 6 out of every 1000 customers." If you're 1 of those 6 in 1000, it still doesn't feel any better knowing you're getting 2 % of the service you pay for. Not sure how they arrive at that figure.
If you are having slow speeds and Rogers is either stalling you in an endless loop of pointless service calls to merely verify the bad speed (common tactic), or getting "we re working on it, dont know when it will be fixed".
It's the only way Rogers takes a problem seriously, or even knows a problem is affecting many people. If you don't call, they assume all is well, or your issue is an isolated one. I
When you speak with tech support ask to speak with *an employee* or another member of the CAT department. She, and that department, are very well aware of this Rogers problem.
You can also file a complaint with the Rogers Office of the President, under "complain" in the "contact us" section of this Rogers website.
*an employee*, of that office, is also very familiar with this issue.
A quick email of my experience to Elen Roseman of the Toronto star got a call back from the Office of the President with in hours.
If you are having this issue, I encourage you to please keep calling. It's the only way it will be corrected faster. Others are having the same problem, often many people don't bother to call because it's so frustrating. Tell Rogers if they're going to advertise "blazing speed" to recrute new subscribers, they need be able to provide those same speeds to their existing customers.
They can't keep slicing the pie smaller, and blaming the slow speeds on us the customer.
*Tek Savvy support and sales said Rogers will not allow them to add any new subscribers in parts of Kitchener and else where in the region due to congestion. They are a re seller of Rogers.
*updated to remove employee name @RogersMichaelT
9/18/11 - After days of slow speed at night I make my first of several calls to tech support.
Tech suport blames my wiring, both computers, and equipment for over 2 weeks, having me swap out 3 modems, run several tests, Rogers line tests to my modem fine every time.
10/3/11 *an employee* of Rogers High Speed C.A.T. team tells me what I'd been insisting all along, "It's a Rogers network issue affecting you and others in your area".
10/16/11 *an employee* Rogers Office off President gives me first ETA thus far for solution within 1 week. She confirms again this is a Rogers network issue, "It's a congested node, they'll work on the node".
10/25/11 Still receiving 1 mbps and much less at night, often becoming unusable for any purpose, as it has been for well over 1 month now. *an employee* in Office of President calls to see if problem is improved, didn't seem surprised when I said it was just as bad. She agreed it was probably, "an ETA for a different node". That or it was a stall tactic, or bad information. Either way it doesn't matter, myself and many others on over sold congested nodes are getting 5% and less of our advertised speeds all night every night.
ROGERS FIX YOUR NETWORK BEFORE YOU ADD NEW SUBSCRIBERS. THERE ARE FLIERS IN MY DOORWAY, THEY ACTUALLY ARE TRYING TO ADD MORE PEOPLE, WHEN THERE'S ALREADY NOT ENOUGH BANDWIDTH TO USE THE INTERNET AT NIGHT!
*edited to remove employee name @RogersMichaelT
same here in toronto every night from 5 until 3 am 600 kbs to 2 mbs its **bleep** i pay for extreme speed not third world speed
*edited to remove profanity @RogersMichaelT
Just north of Toronto and getting the same thing, my best guess is that there's too much congestion in the evening hours. Also getting a considerable amount of jitter in the evenings as well, this has been going on for about three weeks now.
THIS APPLIES TO EVERYONE WITH THE NEW SMC ROUTER/MODEM COMBO. THEY ARE ABSOLUTE GARBAGE THATS THE REASON YOU GET 1MBPS AT NIGHT. This is what i recomend Get a Linksys or Dlink wirless G or N routers and hook them up to the SMC Gateway . you will notice a big preformance difference. I had this issue until 2 minutes ago when i installed my old linksys Wifi G router and now im getting 20MBPS on Express. ITS THE CRAPPY SMC ROUTER.............. $170 PIECE OF **beep**
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