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Comments on news posted 2013-05-06 18:29:13: As I noted last week, CenturyLink has announced a very small trial whereby they plan to offer around 40,000 people in Omaha, Nebrasks fiber to the home connections. ..


michieru
Premium
join:2009-07-25
Miami, FL

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The more they talk about fiber the more consumers will start demanding it. The PR stunt only hurts their cause since it seems they are just full of hot air.

KrK
Heavy Artillery For The Little Guy
Premium
join:2000-01-17
Tulsa, OK

I think we're seeing a trend

Everyone wants to act like they are moving to 1Gbps speeds.

That way, they head off Google Fiber making some sweetheart deal with the local community on the grounds it isn't needed because it's coming here already. etc etc
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Glora3637

join:2013-05-02

Don't trust them Omaha

Meanwhile existing Centurylink customers get:


sorry111

@centurytel.net

Re: Don't trust them Omaha



clones

join:2005-04-18
Ankeny, IA

Re: Don't trust them Omaha

What I don't get is Centurylink has some areas that already have fiber to the home. Why not offer 1 GB service to them as part of the pilot? Instead they limit fiber technology to fit legacy plans.
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scots
Are we there yet??
Premium
join:1999-12-06
Fuquay Varina, NC
kudos:1
Reviews:
·CenturyLink
Here's what I get from CenturyLink:



I'm actually basically getting what I'm paying for, and that's the fastest speed they offer in my area. Satellite is my only other option for internet at my house. The cable company (Charter) doesn't have any lines out to my neighborhood. Yes, I'm in the country.

I have a brand new house and I watched them bury the line from the pole to my house, and it was a fiber line. No clue what's coming up to the pole. That part was already buried before they started building my house.
JWNelson

join:2011-09-01
Columbia, MO
Reviews:
·Charter
Elsewhere in Omaha...



40/20 is actually available in my neighborhood but I get 20/5 as it's a little cheaper. This would be plenty of bandwidth for Prism so I hope they don't limit it to just the 1 Gbps FTTH out west.

Lia

@centurytel.net
Century Link is awful, some people manage to get decent but it's mostly if you live in a bigger city. My upload speed is 32kbs at maximum if I don't browse any other pages at the same time. Download is capped around 200kbs on a good day.
Here's mine when I go through speedtest but it's actually much slower than this lets on,



I wouldn't even recommend them based on customer service either, it's worse. I hate calling them.

TSWYO
Premium
join:2003-05-03
Cheyenne, WY

Pay Attention

I think CenturyLink should pay more attention to one of their largest data customer's requests instead of playing PR stunt in the wrong neighborhood. Those not willing to reinvent themselves will end up again on the wrong end of another Fiber build-out......

chd176

join:2003-01-10
Winfield, AL

I'm ok with them

While they could be better, lots better, I do actually get my advertised speeds. (and then some)




I just wish they were faster with upgrades as I JUST got 10/768 less than a year ago and I got it before it was "officially" available.
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10,000/768 CenturyTel PPPoE DSL line (for real this time)

linicx
Caveat Emptor
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join:2002-12-03
United State
Reviews:
·TracFone Wireless
·CenturyLink

When I got this company...

When CL first pulled POTS and replaced it with converted-to-DSL POTS to the house, the net whizzed at 10down but the ,50 couldn't support a phone. After listening for 6 moths to the beta tech support and their canned bs about how "you are receiving the best possible service in your area" while I read about them sending 100 TB to France and 100 TB England, and 45/45 to Las Vegas I did something illogical. I called my state commerce commission and asked for relief. It did take them a month to fix the uplink so I could make a phone call most of the time.

Then they tried to add $300 for service calls when I pay for inside service and the problem is not inside the house or to the plant. In their cheap a** equipment. They backed off on that. Last month they tried tacking on junk taxes that do not related to me or my NINE year contract. Then came the screwing around with the email. I got 13 emails Sunday I read a week ago. This company is so much fun I can't stand it longer.
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