[Discuss] Real internet provider in Victoria?

Cy Schubert Cy.Schubert at komquats.com
Sat Nov 4 15:17:25 PDT 2017


In message <20171104104857.3d2df995 at baracuda.derith.de>, Burkhard 
Ott-Langer wr
ites:
> On Fri, 03 Nov 2017 22:33:11 -0700
> Cy Schubert <Cy.Schubert-ZPmQ7LUwQ4JWk0Htik3J/w at public.gmane.org> wrote:
> 
> > In message
> > <776e99f3-46a5-7991-45bd-41ac33a11166-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.o
> rg>,
> > Craig Miller write s:
> > >   
> > > > I'd give TekSavy a shout. If it were just me I'd switch (my wife
> > > > has an @shaw.ca email address which she won't give up -- I'm
> > > > still working on her). I've heard good things about them. They
> > > > don't block any ports and they support IPv6.  
> > > Cy,
> > > 
> > > I have TekSavvy, and I do like them. But in Victoria, native IPv6 
> > > support is only via DSL, not cable. I have had both (first house
> > > was DSL, and my current one is cable). I asked them about IPv6 over
> > > cable, and they say it is a last mile problem (read: shaw).  
> > 
> > I don't quite understand their reluctance. The cable modems they're 
> > deploying are DOCSIS 3 and that standard supports IPv6. Unless their
> > core network is in need of attention.
> > 
> > > 
> > > Of course, you can always run a free Hurricane Electric tunnel to
> > > get IPv6, which is what I do these days.  
> > 
> > Hurricane Electric is on my todo list. I don't need IPv6 for the
> > current two projects however I'll need it when I dive into ipfilter
> > again, which I set aside for a while to work on two non-networking
> > projects. Testing on my network here is limited.
> > 
> > 
> 
> Unfortunately, teksavvy did start filtering.
> (https://www.teksavvy.com/en/why-teksavvy/policies/legal-stuff/internet-traff
> ic-management-practices)
> That is the reason I switched, they offered me turning it off if I
> subscribe to a static IP (+ $4/month).
> The $4 won't kill me, however I see it just as a different business
> model to sell now static IPs.
> Therefore I refused their offer, which would rather call offending.
> 
> cheers
> 
> @Cy, let's set up IPv6 next week :D.

I'm out of town next week. The week after? ;)


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Cy Schubert <Cy.Schubert at cschubert.com>
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