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Comcast FTTN Live in Cupertino
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sms
2015-12-20 02:08:29 UTC
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Since AT&T has FTTH in Cupertino, apparently Comcast decided that they'd
better upgrade their aging backbone.

Last week they were in my back yard stringing fiber and installing
nodes. The run from the pole to the house is still coax, but that's okay
since Comcast's problem was that their backbone was so overloaded that
speeds would slow during peak times.

I am only paying for a single channel (25Mb/s) so I really won't benefit
too much. But they must have been worried about AT&T's gigabit service.
n***@sbcglobal.net
2015-12-20 22:29:41 UTC
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Post by sms
Since AT&T has FTTH in Cupertino, apparently Comcast decided that they'd
better upgrade their aging backbone.
Last week they were in my back yard stringing fiber and installing
nodes. The run from the pole to the house is still coax, but that's okay
since Comcast's problem was that their backbone was so overloaded that
speeds would slow during peak times.
I am only paying for a single channel (25Mb/s) so I really won't benefit
too much. But they must have been worried about AT&T's gigabit service.
U-Verse did that here a couple years ago. Got rid of the POTS line while they were at it. I'm waiting for a third cable on the pole though and that would be Wave (was Astound) so I can get their 110 Mbps service. They've been north of the highway for 2 years but haven't ventured south of it and it's hard to get an answer out their reps as to when.
poldy
2015-12-21 02:30:08 UTC
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Post by sms
Since AT&T has FTTH in Cupertino, apparently Comcast decided that they'd
better upgrade their aging backbone.
Last week they were in my back yard stringing fiber and installing
nodes. The run from the pole to the house is still coax, but that's okay
since Comcast's problem was that their backbone was so overloaded that
speeds would slow during peak times.
I am only paying for a single channel (25Mb/s) so I really won't benefit
too much. But they must have been worried about AT&T's gigabit service.
I think it becomes interesting only if Google brings GF.

AT&T pricing isn't great for a service that spies on users.

All kinds of crazy construction going on in the city (north of Vallco
between Wolfe and Lawrence Expressway). Maybe with all the money from
retail and commercial development, the city should look into building it
itself.
sms
2015-12-21 06:55:20 UTC
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Post by sms
Since AT&T has FTTH in Cupertino, apparently Comcast decided that they'd
better upgrade their aging backbone.
Last week they were in my back yard stringing fiber and installing
nodes. The run from the pole to the house is still coax, but that's okay
since Comcast's problem was that their backbone was so overloaded that
speeds would slow during peak times.
I am only paying for a single channel (25Mb/s) so I really won't benefit
too much. But they must have been worried about AT&T's gigabit service.
I think it becomes interesting only if Google brings GF.
AT&T pricing isn't great for a service that spies on users.
All kinds of crazy construction going on in the city (north of Vallco
between Wolfe and Lawrence Expressway). Maybe with all the money from
retail and commercial development, the city should look into building it
itself.
Very little retail development. The shops that rent the spaces in mixed
use projects don't tend to last because they don't get the necessary
foot traffic and parking is so difficult and non-obvious, or because
their product doesn't fit the demographics. Fresh PIXX closed after just
a few months. Tartini closed and the space had been empty for years.
Other spaces got permission to rent to service businesses which don't
generate sales tax after remaining empty for years.

The city is very in bed with AT&T. They allowed them to put those
hideous green boxes on the streets all over the city.

We are not going to get municipal Internet.

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