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Internet Speed Testing Result with Telus

I tested the Internet connection speed tonight. Because I will have CIK service tomorrow.
Now I am using Telus, which I switched from Shaw last year.

I tested the Internet Speed last year. the result is :

13.97Mbps Download / 0.84Mbps Upload 32ms Ping.

The new result I got few minutes ago is :

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Program Shaw Remote Control by Code

If you have a Shaw remote control as below, you can use the code I provided below to program your device.
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This is Atlas PVR Universal Remote Control, which is preprogrammed to operate the Shaw cable box.
To control devices other than the Shaw digital box, do the following steps.
1) Turn on a device and, if applicable, insert video media,(eg, DVD.)
2)On the remote control, press a device key once (i.e. AUX, DVD, AUD, TV or CBL); it will blink once. Then press and hold SETUP until the selected mode key blinks twice.
3) Use the “Manufacture’s Codes” to locate the type of device and brand name and then enter the first four-digit code for your device. If performed correctly, the selected mode key will blink twice.
If the selected mode key emits a long blink, the entry is invalid. Repeat steps 2 through 3 and try entering the same code again.
4) Aim the remote control at the device and press PWR once. The device should turn off. If it does not, repeat steps 2 through 3, trying each code for your brand until you find one that works. If it still does not respond, try searching for the code.
Now Let us go through the Manufacturer’s Codes.

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Switch from Shaw to Telus

From this month, I switch from Shaw to Telus. I am just using Internet and Basic TV. When I am with Shaw, I have to pay $89.49 a month including tax. Which is including Personal TV package and High-Speed Internet.
Now I am using Telus. Including Optik High Speed and Optik TV Essentials. The deal is $19.95 per month plus tax. Total is about $22.35.
It is one year contract.
Let me see the speed first. I am heavily user of Internet. There are 3 Desktops, 2 Laptops, and a lot of wifi devices.
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Essential TV package has about 30 English TV channels. Which also include Free HD channels.

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Program Shaw Remote Control for Cable Box

The Shaw Digital Cable Box has no power button. So It is very important to record the manual way to program it. The universal way to program it without code is not working.
There four steps.
Step 1,
Turn on the Shaw Digital Cable Box by plugging the power cord.
Step 2,
On the remote control, press the device key: CBL
It will blink once. The press and hold SETUP until the selected mode key blinks twice.

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Shaw Increased Price

Just noticed that, from September 1, 2010, Shaw Cable increased her price. My Shaw Invoice is changed from $79.46 to $82.82. Actually, because of HST, the total price is changed from $76.60 to $79.46 from July 1, 2010.
So the all difference is $82.82 – $76.60= $6.22. About 8% increase.
It has more increase than the average Canadian inflation rate. If you use tools from Bank of Canada, Inflation Calculator, you can see the inflation rate from 2009 to 2010 is only 1.74%.
Same service, Higher price. I am shame on Shaw.
I will consider to change the services currently with Shaw. Telus is a potential service provider.

Shaw and Telus service comparation v.2010

Here, in Vancouver, most of the people use Shaw or Telus for their TV, Internet and Telephone.
Actually, Shaw is a Cable TV company. Telus is a telephone company. Now they provide the service crossover.
I do my third compare during last 6 years. I did it every two year.
The information based on the location of Burnaby, British Columbia.
The price or cost does not include device purchase, or some special promotion for new customer.

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Shaw Cable Bundles price and features

I use Shaw Cable’s services for TV and Internet.
They still have some other service I do not use, say telephone.
Let us go through the full bundle of three.
TV Basic Cable $33.95
35 Channels, including The Knowledge Network, A-Channel, CITY TV Vancouver, KIRO – CBS Seattle, KING – NBC Seattle, TSC, W Network West, KOMO – ABC Seattle, KCTS – PBS Seattle, KCPQ – FOX Seattle, MTV, CBC Newsworld

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Download and Upload Speed with Shaw

I have a Shaw Cable High Speed Internet at home.
It has following features.
# Up to 5 Mbps download speed
# Up to 512 Kbps upload speed
# 60 GB/month data transfer
# 10 Personal email accounts
# 7 No Cost Extras
# Up to two IP addresses**
# 24/7/365 technical assistance
I tested the speed with my D-Link WUA-1340 Wireless G USB 2.0 Adapter.
Download Speed 4.7Mbps,
Upload Speed 449kbps,
Ping 92ms.

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Sounds OK with Shaw’s commitment.
The test tools is provided by Shaw Cable.
To have a more fair speed test results, I tried the third party online tool.

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