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#1 +bman

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 03:24

I am posting here in hopes there are a few people with experience, also I don't even know what to search for on Google.

 

This may sound stupid, but I am fed up with the Internet we get here in Canada (currently Ottawa, Ontario). I know most other places aren't great, but from what I have heard so far, Google Fiber is awesome.

 

So that would be my only reason to move.

 

Now I work online at home. I work for a company that has people all around the world, but has offices in Portuguel

 

What do I need to do, what can I do, my options for living in Kansas City (thats where Google Fiber is right?) if I still want to be a Canadian citizen but live in Kansas.

 

Is this possible, what is needed? Anything I should know about living in the US, or even about living in Kansas? I did some searching but didn't really find anything, I assume because I am not sure exactly what to search for.

 

Ideas, suggestions, etc....




#2 Garnet H.

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 03:30

Canada will allow dual citizenship and America will not force you to renounce your Canadian Citizenship. You will require a Visa with work rights and time. Eventually after a probationary period you can become a resident, and then some time later a Citizen. This process takes a long time.

 

I personally wouldn't recommend immigrating over something as silly as internet. As I've immigrated from Canada to Australia. It's complicated, time consuming, expensive and annoying. I can almost guarantee it won't be worth faster internet.



#3 rippleman

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 03:49

http://www.o-net.ca/...raband-services

 

Move to Olds, Alberta :) About 35 mins from me, the entire town of only 8500 has just had fiber laid everywhere. how about that upload huh? 

 

 

General internet needs; email, twitter, eCommerce, one active user.
 

residential_profile_one.png

  • 10Mbps Download Speed
  • 10Mbps Upload Speed
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Option to Hardwire Computer
  • $39.98 (Single-Play)

General internet needs; email, twitter, eCommerce, one frequently active user.
 

residential_profile_one.png

  • 20Mbps Download Speed
  • 20Mbps Upload Speed
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Option to Hardwire Computer
  • $65 (Single-Play)

EVERYBODY!

  • 1000Mbps Download****
  • 1000Mbps Upload****
  • 1 Hardwired Computer*
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • NO DATA CAPS
  • $57.00-$70.00 (When Bundled)***
  • $90 (Single-Play)


#4 rippleman

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 03:50

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#5 OP +bman

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 04:13

 

http://www.o-net.ca/...raband-services

 

Move to Olds, Alberta :) About 35 mins from me, the entire town of only 8500 has just had fiber laid everywhere. how about that upload huh? 

 

 

General internet needs; email, twitter, eCommerce, one active user.
 

residential_profile_one.png

  • 10Mbps Download Speed
  • 10Mbps Upload Speed
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Option to Hardwire Computer
  • $39.98 (Single-Play)

General internet needs; email, twitter, eCommerce, one frequently active user.
 

residential_profile_one.png

  • 20Mbps Download Speed
  • 20Mbps Upload Speed
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Option to Hardwire Computer
  • $65 (Single-Play)

EVERYBODY!

  • 1000Mbps Download****
  • 1000Mbps Upload****
  • 1 Hardwired Computer*
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • NO DATA CAPS
  • $57.00-$70.00 (When Bundled)***
  • $90 (Single-Play)

 

Wow, thats pretty awesome. Though what the heck does 1 Hardwired Computer mean? I was reading the site, kinda weird?



#6 rippleman

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 12:47

Wow, thats pretty awesome. Though what the heck does 1 Hardwired Computer mean? I was reading the site, kinda weird?

I believe their basic install includes a wireless router built into their internet device while a deluxe version of it (with actual Ethernet output) is also available. The company itself is actually owned by the town itself since no regular ISP would take on such a cost without having a huge return. They aren't expecting a huge return on the investment though, they just wanted to offer something to attract businesses and people. They spent about 6 million into this.



#7 rippleman

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 12:48

Wow, thats pretty awesome. Though what the heck does 1 Hardwired Computer mean? I was reading the site, kinda weird?

http://www.cbc.ca/ne...boost-1.1382428



#8 Anibal P

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 12:53

Maybe I should convince my job to let me telecommute from that town on Canada! We do have people in Canada, I've helped one or two so far



#9 Snake89

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 13:04

Just move to Nova Scotia, we got kickass internet here from Eastlink. I'm currently using 20 down and 2 up for $65/month with no monthly bandwidth caps. But you can get even higher speeds like 200 down and 10 up for $250/month. Plus Atlantic Canada is the only place in Canada that you can get true 4G LTE cell service.



#10 Xilo

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 16:40

 
 

 

I am posting here in hopes there are a few people with experience, also I don't even know what to search for on Google.

 

This may sound stupid, but I am fed up with the Internet we get here in Canada (currently Ottawa, Ontario). I know most other places aren't great, but from what I have heard so far, Google Fiber is awesome.

 

So that would be my only reason to move.

 

Now I work online at home. I work for a company that has people all around the world, but has offices in Portuguel

 

What do I need to do, what can I do, my options for living in Kansas City (thats where Google Fiber is right?) if I still want to be a Canadian citizen but live in Kansas.

 

Is this possible, what is needed? Anything I should know about living in the US, or even about living in Kansas? I did some searching but didn't really find anything, I assume because I am not sure exactly what to search for.

 

Ideas, suggestions, etc....

Austin, TX is getting Google Fiber next summer.



#11 xpablo

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 16:59

Go West in Canada anywhere there is Shaw Internet, Maybe not as good as fibre/fiber but still pretty decent internet speeds. Actually I think Shaw is also in some cities in Ontario.



#12 +zhiVago

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 08:58

but I am fed up with the Internet we get here in Canada (currently Ottawa, Ontario).

 

Everything is relative.





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