[mythtv-users] [Slightly OT] Remote MythTV, Cable and Broadband in Canada

Steve Daniels steve.p.daniels at googlemail.com
Fri Nov 9 16:25:18 UTC 2007


We're building a house out in Canada up above Montreal in Tremblant.
It's going to be rented out. We've got enough CAT 5 stuffed around the
place (well I've just jinxed it now haven't I..) so placing frontends
about shouldn't be a problem.

Where I'm falling down though, is gathering information about
available cable companies in the area, so; A) We can contact one and
get them to hook us up, and B) we know what channels will be available
whether it be through digital or analogue.

I type "cable london" or "broadband london" into Google and I get the
all info I could possibly need for doing this and dozens of companies
offering me the service (for the broadband) available in London. Doing
a similar thing for Quebec, Montreal, Tremblant etc. doesn't seem to
be returning a similar array of results. I just don't seem to be able
to "get" how things work over there :-s

How do I find out what cable providers are in the area?
If I can't get broadband and/or telephone with the cable.. I assume
I'll need a standard telephone line with (a)DSL on it? Is it like the
UK market where you can buy your DSL from almost anyone independent of
your line provider?

Are there any good review sites like http://www.thinkbroadband.com/
for the Canadian market?

I've had a look at few but the websites aren't really "speaking to me"
and seem a bit dated and I couldn't really find too much detail on
availability and technical details like what cable boxes would be
supplied etc.

Once all the above is sorted, I'll hopefully be able to get a MythTV
backend installed in a locked off machine room. Then I'll no doubt be
scouring the list archives and wiki entries for how best to get a
transatlantic MythTV system on the go!

In effect this is all leading up to likely countless on topic posts..
but I do still apologise in advance for this post. I don't mind
off-list replies.


Steve Daniels

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