[SATLUG] OT: Boerne ISP's

Enrique Sanchez Vela esanchezvela at yahoo.com
Sun May 17 23:32:00 CDT 2009



ok, I just ran a couple of speed test to their site and the ones provided by DSLreports.com, on their site they claim I have a 7.5 Mb download speed while the ones provided by dslreports I hardly get beyond 5 Mb, on neither of them could get beyond 800kb of upload stream.

my main quarrel is with  them is the fact I am stuck paying for a phone line I don't want,  I am not a telco specialist but that sounds like BS.

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--- On Sat, 5/16/09, Greg Swift <gregswift at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Greg Swift <gregswift at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] OT: Boerne ISP's
> To: "The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List" <satlug at satlug.org>
> Date: Saturday, May 16, 2009, 2:57 PM
> I quit there 2 years ago, so they
> might have expanded a bit more than I am
> stating here.  GVTC provides cable modem internet
> service and FTTH
> (Fiber-to-the-home) in some areas.  Businesses along
> the mainstrip has
> access to FTTB (Fiber to the business). FIOS is Verizion's
> branded FTTH.
> (its a name not a technology).   I won't say
> things were perfect while I was
> there but I know that quite a few of us did (and they
> probably still do) try
> and make the product as functional as possible.  I
> can't vouch for the
> management staff (I have my own opinions about their
> intentions, and thus
> part of the reason I'm not there anymore) but the employees
> and technicians
> I knew did try to get the stuph running as well as
> possible.  Both the FTTH
> and the Cable internet have a ~8Mbps service (or thats what
> it was 2yrs
> ago).  The upstream connections to the internet were
> fairly signifigant
> right as I left (I had just ordered a few OC3s) and I've
> heard rumor that
> they are in the process of greatly enhancing that.
> 
> If you have a problem with their service, call and
> complain.  Make some
> noise.  You are a member owner, that makes you the
> shareholder they are
> responsible to, unlinke TWC and AT&T where you are just
> some common
> customer.  I can't tell you how many service calls I
> had to take care of
> because the customer was upset, and my job was managing the
> network and
> servers.  They are there to serve their member
> owners.  Of which I am one.
> Heck when I got the mail the other day that they are
> finally pulling fiber
> into my neighborhood I was excited (I moved into a
> neighborhood that was one
> of their last copper installs).
> 
> Anyways yeah...
> 
> -greg
> 
> 
> On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 15:55, Enrique Sanchez Vela
> <esanchezvela at yahoo.com>wrote:
> 
> >
> > I have GVTC and its supposed FIOS or SLOWs, I would
> much rather have access
> > via cable than paying 16.xx + tax and surcharges for
> the phone line I don't
> > need/want.
> >
> >  --------------------------------------
> >
> >
> > Support the troops, bring them home.
> > http://therealnews.com/t/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=2924
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > From: Matt Graham <matthewalan77 at gmail.com>
> > To: The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List
> <satlug at satlug.org>
> > Sent: Friday, May 15, 2009 3:59:36 PM
> > Subject: Re: [SATLUG] OT: Boerne ISP's
> >
> > Some areas of Boerne have TWC RR or Verizon
> FIOS.  Depends on the
> > Neighborhood.  I have GVTC and have been very
> pleased with my 8Mbps
> > connection.
> >
> > On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 1:50 PM, Peter Cross <pjcrux at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > > Tell you what... We'll trade. You can take crime
> warner and I'll take
> > > GVTC...
> > >
> > > At least GVTC is local!
> > >
> > > On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 1:46 PM, Enrique Sanchez
> Vela <
> > > esanchezvela at yahoo.com>
> wrote:
> > >
> > > >
> > > > I don't think so, I've been trying for ages
> to get rid of them w/o
> > > success.
> > > >
> > > > best regards,
> > > > esv.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > --------------------------------------
> > > >
> > > > Support the troops, bring them home.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > http://therealnews.com/t/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=2924
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > --- On Fri, 5/15/09, scs at worldlinkisp.com
> <scs at worldlinkisp.com>
> > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > From: scs at worldlinkisp.com
> <scs at worldlinkisp.com>
> > > > > Subject: [SATLUG] OT: Boerne ISP's
> > > > > To: satlug at satlug.org
> > > > > Date: Friday, May 15, 2009, 12:49 PM
> > > > > Are there any ISP's in Boerne,
> > > > > TX  (inside the city limits)
> > > > > "other than" Guadalup Valley Telephone
> Company?
> > > > >
> > > > > Am helping a friend move to Boerne next
> week and they need
> > > > > economical and reliable residential
> provider ( 1.5Mbs ~
> > > > > 3.0Mbs ).
> > > > >
> > > > > TIA    Lou
> > > > >
> > > > >
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