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Bell Vs. Rogers - thoughts on stability (not only price)

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Bell Vs. Rogers - thoughts on stability (not only price)

hi Guys,

since Covid started, my internet at home has been rather spotty,
services like zoom have been extremely flaky (and not for anyone else on the meeting) as well as often times i would have very slow services like youtube on my tv. I think this is mostly due to my rogers internet service (and not within my home) as its often during working hours only and then the rest of the day its fine. (my wife is also at home vpn'ing to work and my kids are probably on one or two tvs using youtube/netflix regularly)

I have rogers 1gb plan and normally its quite good but i can't deal with the consistent zoom issues so am thinkig to switch to bell.
Would this really make the service more stable? i know bell fibe (which i am good to have) is not supposed to be ''shared" but is that just a marketing talking point or is that the reason why my service is spotty?

My home router and network is pretty good (mostly wired) so i know its my issue.

thanks
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[OP]
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And if anyone has heard about any good deals let me know as well.
I'm hearing about $145 / month per better tv bundle with 1.5 gbs internet..
i think the deal is ok.. not as good as what i get at rogers (i pay $110 for tv and internet on rogers currently)

thanks
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john_rt wrote: (my wife is also at home vpn'ing to work and my kids are probably on one or two tvs using youtube/netflix regularly)
Probably a qos issue than a network issue, which router are you using?
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I had the same problem on Rogers Gigabit with a CODA4582 modem and they said there were line issues in the neighbourhood (not at my house). It was fixed a week or so after I informed them of the issue. Now it is totally fine.

I had Bell Fibe Gigabit before this and it was mostly OK but the Home Hub 3000 modem itself was pretty flaky. The modem would require periodic reboots. This was a couple of years ago though, and I was running both Fibe TV and telephone off the same modem, so maybe it is less stable this way than with internet alone.

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