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Rogers....I shake my head....the price I have to pay for 120GB a month is outrageous. They throttle legit sites but I can download torrents at over 1MB per second.
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I am so proud of my OCN brethren. Not a single baseless WoW-bashing immature comment in the first 20 posts. I could tear up, I feel like the little birdies are finally leaving the nest.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Why bother though? How much traffic do games generate...
Usually it isn't much, but when you get into densely populated areas, have lots of PvP combat going on, and are playing a laughably coded game like The Lord of the Rings Online, you can push 75+ Kb/s.
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Originally Posted by Ecchi-BANZAII!!! View Post
This...
I can browse EVERY other sites streaming just perfect...
Since we both live in Sweden, do you have Bahnhof?
I do and I sometimes get a really crap stream.
I'm pretty sure that YouTube's just too lazy to deal with the huge percentage of Europeans with high download speeds or something like that...
    
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Rogers/Bell should be ashamed of themselves for the way they run their business in Canada. We are so far behind technologically it's not even funny. They throttle us, limit our data. All because "our costs rises, and it's only fair to pass it onto the end consumers."

What about txt/picture messaging! It costs you a cent so why are we paying at least $15 a month for it?

Rogers/Bell, you are a disgrace to your own industry. You give Canada a bad name. Thanks a lot and burn in hell.


I just wish I could get a couple of high ranking rogers/bell execs and just get them in a room to teach them a lesson. Our networks are a joke compared to the rest of the world. Yet another way to poke fun of us canadians...THANKS ALOT!!!!!
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Since we both live in Sweden, do you have Bahnhof?
I do and I sometimes get a really crap stream.
I'm pretty sure that YouTube's just too lazy to deal with the huge percentage of Europeans with high download speeds or something like that...
I have HaboKraft through Jönköpings Energi and it's slowpoke almost 24/7 on youtube.

I have 10mbps down and 5mbps up so speed isn't an issue either :/
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Rogers....I shake my head....the price I have to pay for 120GB a month is outrageous. They throttle legit sites but I can download torrents at over 1MB per second.
Exactly, saying their networks are congested is no excuse. They have a monopoly over practically half of Canada. There is no reason they cannot upgrade their networks.

Places like South Korea are just as dense as the big cities where Rogers has most of it's networks and our internet is still 50 times slower and caped.
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post #28 of 64
It looks like they would only throttle the blizzard downloader and not the actual game.

But as a Rogers customer, i deal with throttling all the time. Its not just torrents that use P2P transfers...

Asus drivers, Steam (ish), most applications that require a DL manager....etc

But in 3 months, i'm no longer bound to them and am flipping to Bell (grassis greener on the other side right? )

EDIT: I originally went Rogers because the best Bell could offer me was 5/0.3, where as I currently have 70/2 with Rogers. However, since then, Bell aliant has put fiber by my house and it should be pretty sweet.
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I know that Comcast does in the States.
So does Cox.
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Bell FiOptic Internet anyone?
    
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