Anyone left Bell Fibe TV for Rogers Ignite TV?

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Re: Anyone left Bell Fibe TV for Rogers Ignite TV?

There is also the reality that even if you don't have structured wiring in, in one of my houses a few years back, I ran some corner conduit, painted them the same collour as the wall, making them almost invisible, drilled a hole up through the floor and carpet tucked and pulled the quarter round off and laid the cable in the space in the wall.

 

No need to install jacks, I just installed quality longer patch cables.

 

There are companies out there who do home cabling (search the Internet), maybe you have a friend.

 

I think back to my older days - we pulled coax and telephone cable all around our housse to extend phone and TV connections, and sometimes, I pinched down the connectors or punched down the connectors to jacks on phone cables, but other times, I just bought a extender cable with a jack on both ends (that was our mobile phones of the days) - yes, people would like us to think this is a wifi world, but standards have changed a lot and more and more people are using it with more and more interference, and you still can't beat a wired solution if your house is not well designed to get clean interference, direct point to point connections to WIFI.

 

Just saying, sometimes we need to go to reliable old school to get our equipment to work in our environments.

 

Bruce

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Re: Anyone left Bell Fibe TV for Rogers Ignite TV?

or simply use a "powerline adapter" on every box

 

powerline adapters use your home's electrical wiring to send internet data over..

plug one into your router and into a wall-plug receptacle then use one for every box in your house.. their cheap.. can find for less than $20 each (TP-Link).. use the same wall plug you use for your TV box. no configuring needed.

 

easy peasy

works perfectly, no issues and every box is now hard wired.. very little in my house is on wifi.. except my phones and ipads... got lots of wifi bandwidth left for whatever i need in the future

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Re: Anyone left Bell Fibe TV for Rogers Ignite TV?

Considering upgrading to Ignite TV but Bell Fibe is actually a little cheaper. Any suggestions / recommendations ?

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Re: Anyone left Bell Fibe TV for Rogers Ignite TV?

Have a look at the ongoing discussion on DSLReports:

 

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r32300448-Bell-vs-Rogers-Network-Performance

 

You have to understand exactly what Bell is offering, Fibre to the home (FTTH), or DSL which is Fibre to the node and then twisted pair from the node to the home.  That DSL service has limits which are dependent on the distance to the node.  So, if you do go with Fibe, know exactly what type of service you are getting.  Sale agents tend to play rather loosely with the wording.  

 

Personal opinion, the pecking order should probably be Fibre to the Home, then Cable, then DSL.  FTTH will give you better latency, but Bell appears to route everything thru Chicago.   Bell also offers symmetrical download/upload and data rates up to 1.5 Gb/s down / 950 Mb/s up.  Rogers can't possibly match the upload rates.  Best you can do at the moment is ~950 Mb/s down / 30 Mb/s up.  The next firmware version for the CODA-4582 will hopefully see DOCSIS 3.1 upstream enabled which should allow Rogers to increase the upload rates.  Time will tell as to what Rogers has planned for the increased upload capacity that DOCSIS 3.1 upstream will bring.