Welcome to the self-proclaimed Rural Ottawa High-Speed Internet Blog
. High-speed Internet access is virtually
ubiquitous in the urban and suburban areas of Ottawa, but when I started this blog in 2005, only about 60% of the
rural areas of Ottawa have coverage.
However, even for rural citizens, high-speed Internet access is becoming as necessary as telephone service.
Happily, high-speed coverage for rural Ottawa has increased significantly, and not only is coverage reportedly
above 90%, many rural residents and businesses now have more than one choice of high-speed ISP.
This purpose of this weblog is to track news and events related to high-speed (broadband) Internet access in the
rural areas of Ottawa and, to a lesser extent, in nearby townships.
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Someone told me about Rogers Rocket Hub
offering, which allows to you to connect up to 10 PCs into a home network and, if you want, add in your home phone as well. There are flexible rate plans based on your data usage and whether or not you want to have voice services as well.
Although the above web page doesn't give maximum download and upload rates, if you poke around on Rogers' mobile Internet site, the maximum speeds seem to be 7.2 Mbps down and 5.7 Mbps up. It's on Rogers' HSPA 3.5G wireless network.
This all looks very good (e.g. faster peak speeds for less than I'm paying now). Does anyone out there have any details on this service?
I know a few people have told me that Rogers Rocket stick is quite good, and this offering seems to be built around the same service.