[SATLUG] Where else is FiOS?

Aaron Hackney techgeeks at aaronhackney.com
Sat Jan 17 22:20:04 CST 2009

Charles Hogan wrote:
> Grande has their own cable plant.
Interesting. So, what then would stop AT&T from pulling fiber? I assume 
they already have telephone pole "rights" throughout the city with their 
telco services. I am sure there are tariff issues to be worked out, but 
still, I don't see how TW would have it so sown up. Just curious....


> Aaron Hackney wrote:
>> Dale Crummie wrote:
>>> Well you'll probably get there before we do here in SA, TW has this 
>>> town
>>> locked down in exclusivity **contracts that keep City Council real 
>>> happy to
>>> maintain.  Hopefully one day we'll get some people in office that 
>>> don't live
>>> in the right neighborhoods and something will be done.
>> Yes, but Grande is here?? Are they leasing from TW? How is that 
>> different? (I really want to know, I'm not being snotty....)
>> Thanks!
>> -A
>>> On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 9:16 PM, Geoff <geofff at w5omr.shacknet.nu> 
>>> wrote:
>>>> Got this from a friend in Garland, TX.  Included me in a blanket "I've
>>>> changed my email address from xyz to abc" message.
>>>> I inquired about his "T-100" line...
>>>>> well, it's Verizon's FiOS system. They upgraded their DSL to fiber
>>>>> optics. It's not everywhere yet. We waited 2 years to make it into 
>>>>> our
>>>>> neighborhood. I got the bundled package to save a few $$. Was on
>>>>> DirecTV and Time Warner phone and internet. This saves me about 
>>>>> $100 a
>>>>> month and the performance is GREATLY improved. Picture is better and
>>>>> much more reliable than DirecTV. There is only so much bandwidth and
>>>>> signal strength from a satellite 23,000 miles away. When DirecTV went
>>>>> to 100 channels od HD, something had to give. Fiber optics doesn't
>>>>> have the BW issues that DirecTV does. Internet is way faster, too.
>>>> Question is:
>>>> Where else is this available?
>>>> -Geoff (Baja Spring, TX [aka North Houston])
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