| Review by huggybear_69 |
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updated 1 year ago
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- "not bad, but I need FIBRE desperately for my customer right in town.."
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I need fibre desperately in lancaster for a small business that has 3 offices.. I got 15mbs down and 1mbs upload link and I really need a 15/15 up/down minimum to run our server on terminal services remotely.. I find it strange, that here we are, right in town, in the COUNTY seat, and we don't have truly high-speed internet for our business needs.. right up the road, in charlotte, I can get what I need, but not here... and people wonder why business's don't want to move here.. internet access and speeds are becoming more and more important, and I have actually had one business move OUT of the county because of the lack of speed on their internet access..
please note, comporium has sole franchise rights to our area, due to some rather archaic rules set down by the fcc.. comporium has managed to remain considered a 'mom and pop' small provider due to some loopholes that allows them to beat the 50,000 subscriber limits set forth by the fcc to remain a small provider, thus having no competition.
FTTH is only in new builds I live in one of the Comporium FTTH communities. Remember that the residential FTTH product is only offered in new build communities. Comporium has NO immediate (or near term) plans to rip and replace the cable and DSL networks.
You CAN get their business metro ethernet product. They'll deliver it anywhere in their territory. It's a dedicated product and priced accordingly. (I.e. You won't be paying $75. Add at least one zero.) Just call the business office and request a quote for it.
So don't complain that you can't get fiber for your business. You can. What you can't get is residential fiber for your business at residential prices.
PS... Oh and PS... Time Warner's cable product can't deliver what you're asking for either. They're limited to 50x5mbps. If you want their metro ethernet product, just like Comporium, you can add at least a zero or two to the residential price in order to get that dedicated business fiber product.
Just another opinion... In general, fiber access is only affordable when you're near the loop, or part of some massive build-out... Here in Columbia / Lexington, we have several fiber providers running past our front door (literally) but Comporium was the only one willing to connect us up (the others wanted 1000$$ to connect us to the ring) inexpensively... and as another poster said, you should expect to pay way more than a basic DSL or cable connection for such a business class service.
Unfortunately, it will be a while before small-town America has the mass availability and choice that you desire, if ever... we're in a fairly industrial area and we had a hard time