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Start.ca vs. Teksavvy vs. CarryTel vs. eBox

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May 12, 2014
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Markham, ON
ploop wrote:
Jul 14th, 2017 8:53 am
Heads up Carrytel seems to be blocking Kodi streaming.

Canadian ISP is Blocking Kodi
https://forums.redflagdeals.com/canadia ... i-2112020/
Why are you spreading misinformation? No one can block Kodi. It's just an application or program. Read through the thread as there are some good answers there advising why "Canadian ISP is Blocking Kodi" does not make any sense.
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Apr 26, 2012
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Toronto
Bobberts wrote:
Jul 14th, 2017 9:28 am
Why are you spreading misinformation? No one can block Kodi. It's just an application or program. Read through the thread as there are some good answers there advising why "Canadian ISP is Blocking Kodi" does not make any sense.
It's not exactly misinformation, however poorly worded. Carrytel is a Cogent reseller and thus Carrytel subscribers are subject to Cogent's blacklisting of PirateBay (source linked previously). Cogent has also been accused of throttling P2P traffic (which is probably what OP meant by 'blocking Kodi') by several news sources and forum posters. Google is your friend.
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Jan 12, 2017
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eboxdiskace wrote:
May 9th, 2016 10:58 am
You can't go wrong with EBOX, Start or TSI all good people !
Thumbs up on that! I've been with TSI for ~10 yrs heavyweight support in court and government issues 'very transparent'; carries the day for me.
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May 12, 2014
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Markham, ON
BennyBP wrote:
Jul 14th, 2017 1:29 pm
It's not exactly misinformation, however poorly worded. Carrytel is a Cogent reseller and thus Carrytel subscribers are subject to Cogent's blacklisting of PirateBay (source linked previously). Cogent has also been accused of throttling P2P traffic (which is probably what OP meant by 'blocking Kodi') by several news sources and forum posters. Google is your friend.
PirateBay is not blocked, was for a time but no longer and was because of Cogent.
Cogent has also been accused of throttling P2P traffic (which is probably what OP meant by 'blocking Kodi') - The OP meant that their Kodi add ons stopped working. So some sites are being blocked, don't know by who without further investigation, but probably Cogent.
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Bobberts wrote:
Jul 14th, 2017 2:07 pm
PirateBay is not blocked, was for a time but no longer and was because of Cogent.
Cogent has also been accused of throttling P2P traffic (which is probably what OP meant by 'blocking Kodi') - The OP meant that their Kodi add ons stopped working. So some sites are being blocked, don't know by who without further investigation, but probably Cogent.
I think the takeaway here is that you may save a few dollars, but Carrytel (Cogent) is by no means a neutral ISP, and you can expect issues with torrenting (even Netflix has reportedly been throttled, so streaming speeds in general may be impacted) . If that's not an issue to you, Carrytel is your cheapest provider. If it is, stick with Start. They are the lowest cost Big ISP alternative.
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Jul 3, 2014
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Fergusons Cove, NS
Wanted to chime in that I also went with start.ca and quite pleased with them. Stable connection during online classes.
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Dec 5, 2015
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Thornhill, ON
BennyBP wrote:
Jul 14th, 2017 2:17 pm
I think the takeaway here is that you may save a few dollars, but Carrytel (Cogent) is by no means a neutral ISP, and you can expect issues with torrenting (even Netflix has reportedly been throttled, so streaming speeds in general may be impacted) . If that's not an issue to you, Carrytel is your cheapest provider. If it is, stick with Start. They are the lowest cost Big ISP alternative.
Start has terrible pricing and no service or support either...all they will do is give you a ticket and you wait as the poor stepchild for when Rogers decides to address the ticket after they serve their customers
.I'm with carrytel and never experienced throttling..
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Dec 5, 2015
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Thornhill, ON
BennyBP wrote:
Jul 14th, 2017 2:17 pm
I think the takeaway here is that you may save a few dollars, but Carrytel (Cogent) is by no means a neutral ISP, and you can expect issues with torrenting (even Netflix has reportedly been throttled, so streaming speeds in general may be impacted) . If that's not an issue to you, Carrytel is your cheapest provider. If it is, stick with Start. They are the lowest cost Big ISP alternative.
Some kodi streams are also blocked on start ..along with other websites and iptv. Isp cant do anything about blocks

Start and teksavvy have cray cray pricing for their offerings
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Jul 29, 2013
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Toronto
Doubleshot wrote:
Jul 16th, 2017 1:54 am
Start has terrible pricing and no service or support either...all they will do is give you a ticket and you wait as the poor stepchild for when Rogers decides to address the ticket after they serve their customers
.I'm with carrytel and never experienced throttling..
I've been with Start for over 2 years now. In terms of pricing they were a bit cheaper than Teksaavy and certainly a lot cheaper than either Rogers/Bell. If I did have an issue with my service, all it took was one phone call and I'll actually be talking to a representative getting the issued resolved. Not once have a gotten a ticket. You could also reach them via email and get a prompt response in a few hours so I'm a little shocked you experienced such bad service with them.

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