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

Emery Guevremont emery.guevremont at gmail.com
Fri Nov 9 17:15:09 UTC 2007

In Quebec, for cable there's only videotron and cogeco available, afaik. 
My parents live close to Morin-Heights and my in-laws live in St-Sauveur 
and there's no cable available where they live. They all use satellite. 
But if by any chance there's cable in Mont Tremblant it would have to be 
Cogeco. The best thing to do is to call Cogeco and find out if they 
offer cable for your address.

Steve Daniels wrote:
> Well...
> 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.
> Thanks
> Steve Daniels
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