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Northwestel Shuts Down Navigo Wireless Internet Service

Posted: , By Patcoola

Northwestel pulls the plug on their Navigo Wireless Internet service January 31, 2012.

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Northwestel’s Internet Usage Tool Still Inaccurate

Posted: , By Patcoola

On February 2011, I have conducted an independent test of Northwestel’s Internet Usage Tool to prove any inaccuracies and inconsistencies. The final results of the detailed one month test showed a big inconsistence in Northwestel’s ability to display accurate daily usage, however, at the end of the month Northwestel calculated less data usage than my local tracker by a small amount. A Northwestel representative confirmed that the lower usage reported was because Northwestel rounds the Megabytes down.

Months after Northwestel ensured me that they are working to fix the problems with their usage tool and for sometime it appeared that they have done so, but not for long. The last few months of this year have sparked my suspicions of large overheads. A new test has been conducted to prove Northwestel is reporting more data than what has been used.

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Northwestel’s Internet Usage Tool Still Questionable

Posted: , By Patcoola

*November 28, 2011
See [Northwestel’s Internet Usage Tool Still Inaccurate]

Although I haven’t done any formal tests cause of the difficulty to maintain the strict and limited test conditions for data accuracy, I have started rechecking my own usage.

My informal checks have shown a growing concern over Northwestel’s current data tracking. I was ensured by Northwestel that they will fix the problems I have reported before and for a short time it seemed that they have been fixed till a month ago when tool started becoming unstable.

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July 1, 2011 Northwestel Increases DSL Usage Caps

Posted: , By Patcoola

July 1, 2011 DSL Ultra and Business Ultra data caps have been increased.

DSL Ultra has been increased from 30GBs to 50GBs and the overage fee rates have been deceased from $10 to $7.5 per gigabyte (GB). The price has also recently increased from $83.95 to $87.95.

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Northwestel’s DSL Classic Faster Than Advertised

Posted: , By Patcoola

Recently Northwestel quietly increased the upload speed of their DSL Classic Internet service.

The upload speed was increased from 256Kbps to 384Kbps.

The increase had also changed the services download speed as well.

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Northwestel’s Internet Usage Tool is Inaccurate

Posted: , By Patcoola

December 2010, Northwestel actively encouraged Internet subscribers to check their Internet usage during the holiday’s using Northwestel’s Internet Usage Tool. During this month I have noticed that the amount of data I used was not the same as on the Internet Usage statement provided by Northwestel.

Over the years I have learned to schedule, plan and track my own Internet usage from the client side. I have been using network traffic analysis software to track my exact Internet usage for months now and have conducted an independent test.

Purpose:
To demonstrate the inconsistency’s of Northwestel’s Internet Usage Tool.

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