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jerlands

join:2002-02-04
Houston, TX

Check distance to nearest telco/central office

I'm relocating and want to check the distance from my new address to the nearest telco/central office. Is there anyway of doing this online or do I need to contact the phone co.?


Mountaineer1
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jerlands

join:2002-02-04
Houston, TX
Thanks,

The map gave the the nearest CO, I then googled it to locate the address. Seems I'm 2.2 driving mi. away. Not to bad:)


Greg_Z
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lev
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join:2001-05-30
Chicago, IL
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reply to jerlands
said by jerlands:

Seems I'm 2.2 driving mi. away. Not to bad:)
That can be not too good too.

2.2 miles is a little more than 11,600 feet.

Not bad IF every splice is perfect and your pair takes the shortest possible path.

Your mileage may vary, but I think I know something new that can help figure it out.


dslwanter
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join:2002-12-16
Mineral Ridge, OH

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Maybe there's a remote terminal or something he'll be able to get on. 2.2 miles road distance is no where near accurate. Not to mention whatever cross-boxes and other obstacles his line may go through.

Hopefully the positive will come out. I'm 2.6 miles driving distance from mine, I know the exact path my pair takes and theoretically I should still be ok, but mine tests a little longer than the 13,000 feet or so that it would be.

His best bet will be to post a prequal in »AT&T Direct.
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jerlands

join:2002-02-04
Houston, TX
I've qualified but was considering u-verse thinking latency would be reduced. My present location is 3.1 driving miles from CO, latency is 59ms and w/elite speed is around 6Mbs

allgold

join:2005-03-26
East Lansing, MI

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reply to Mountaineer1
According to that I'm 2.4 miles or almost 12,700 feet from the nearest CO. Yet I have Elite. I'm actually less than 5K feet from an RT which isn't shown on coinfo.

Edit: just saw his response. Obviously, Elite isn't coming from 3.1 miles away. There's an RT or U-Verse box somewhere close by.

jerlands

join:2002-02-04
Houston, TX

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When they do the install I'll see if I can get the line distance then see how »/coinfo compares and post back results.