High-speed, slow change

Without upgrading copper lines, change will be minimal.

After reading the article about the internet upgrade to fiber optics between down Island and Port Hardy, I expect most people that are on Telus High Speed Internet now will see little change unless Telus upgrade the copper phone line to fiber optic lines.

I am on Telus high speed internet and live 2 blocks from the phone exchange. The down load rate is 2.7 to 2.8 Mbps and upload .48 to .54 Mbps, copper wire phone lines will not go much faster than that even if they are connected to a fiber optic system from down Island.

Places like a large stores, banks, schools, wind farms, BC Hydro and government offices will see a much higher rate of speed as Telus will put in fiber optic lines to those locations.

When will fiber optics be installed to home locations? No commitments has been given by Telus to this date.

John E Galbraith

Port Hardy

 

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