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Rogers debuts 50Mbps service, 802.11n modem [U]

updated 09:40 am EDT, Thu July 9, 2009

Rogers 50Mbps and 802 11n

(Update with more info) Rogers today became the first cable provider in Canada to offer a full-spec DOCSIS 3.0 Internet service and rolled out a special new cable modem to match. The 50Mbps tier more than doubles the fastest service Rogers has had before and matches both the maximum speed of Comcast's service in the US as well as the pre-3.0 service offered by Videotron in Quebec. The company intends to charge $150 per month but with only a modest increase to the bandwidth cap, which climbs to 125GB. An initial rollout is due for mid-August in the greater Toronto area with other areas to come later.

The accompanying cable modem, known so far only as the N Gateway, is also a first for Rogers. It combines both the DOCSIS 3.0 service as well as an 802.11n Wi-Fi router and ensures that, with a strong signal, subscribers can get access to the full 50Mbps without needing a wired link. Rogers hasn't named the company making the device or listed its other features, but it does say the modem will cost $200 bought by itself. The first 50 to sign up for the faster cable access will get the N Gateway for free.



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  1. glode

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    Ummmm

    Shaw already has a 100Mbps service in Sask that is DOCSIS 3.0

  1. Coruscant

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    Shaw & Price

    The fastest service listed on Shaw's site is 25Mbps.

    http://www.shaw.ca/en-ca/ProductsServices/Internet/

    The Rogers service is priced at $149.99/mth. (It's in the small print at the bottom of the promotion page)

  1. noreallyitsme

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    Joined: Mar 2009

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    who cares

    if they throttle it anyway does any of this really matter?

    It's the FASTEST (when un-throttled but we throttle it so give us your money and shut up)

    sorry - "traffic shaping"

  1. Coruscant

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    Correction

    Shaw announced 100Mbps in Saskatchewan in February of this year. I suppose it's easier to rollout for the 15 people there that haven't moved to Alberta yet.

    http://www.shaw.ca/NR/rdonlyres/ED0DA74E-FE72-406A-A79E-9B981031D26B/0/ShawFastestInternetFeb17.pdf

  1. wr11

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    Joined: Feb 2001

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    100MBPS Shaw

    Shaw already has publicly available 100mbps service in Victoria and Saskatoon,

  1. WiseWeasel

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    Trap

    Don't use an ISP's wireless router; they get access to your entire network that way. Instead, plug their modem into your own second wireless router and connect to that with all your computers. That way, no one is collecting evidence on what each particular computer on your LAN is up to.

  1. testudo

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    Joined: Aug 2001

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    Re: Trap

    What the h*** are you talking about? They don't have access to your entire network.

    But, besides that. Even if you funnel all your traffic through your second router, it's still going through the first router, which in turn can be tracked.

    Unless you're somehow concerned not that they'll know your downloading p***, but which computer you own is downloading the p***...

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