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wyssaj01

join:2009-03-26
Leo, IN

[IN] Good Bye Mediacom FOREVER!!! (NE Indiana)

Anybody living in the Northeast Indiana area (specifically Leo, IN) will love to hear the amazing news!

We are FINALLY getting Verizon FiOS service!

Driving home from work the other day I noticed some Verizon trucks out doing some utility work and I assumed it was fiber. I confirmed yesterday with a Verizon employee working the FiOS kiosk at Glenbrook Mall that Leo would have live FiOS service by the end of July at the latest. She also told me how many people have come to them asking about FiOS TV and have given many many horror stories about how Mediacom is the worst cable company in existence. I would tend to agree!

How sad is it that they can't even get the local channels right? We were trying to watch the noon news last week and somehow Mediacom managed to cross the feeds. 702 is supposed to be CBS HD. The Mediacom office managed to cross it with a PBS feed of some old concert from like the 50s.

June/July can't come soon enough! The second FiOS TV is available, we are kissing Mediacom goodbye!


IowaMan
Premium
join:2008-08-21
Grinnell, IA
Congrats Being from Iowa it will be YEARS before we see FIOS here so Mediacom will do it is either them or pay $80 bucks a Month for 384k DSL + Phoneline from the Phone Company

daveinpoway
Premium
join:2006-07-03
Poway, CA
kudos:2
Is $80/month the best price? Here in the San Diego area (which is a high cost-of-living place), I have AT&T phone service plus 768K ADSL for $30/month.


IowaMan
Premium
join:2008-08-21
Grinnell, IA
I believe that is because in San Diego there are
1,000,000+people living in the city. In Iowa my town is 9000 people in the phone company services close to 400 communities many of which have populations of less than 2000 people in them.

wyssaj01

join:2009-03-26
Leo, IN
reply to wyssaj01
Yeah Mediacom bends us over monthly on our family cable so I'll be glad to see it go. We are paying roughly $80/month for family cable and 1 HD DVR ($20 for lease and DVR fees)

So that same $60-ish we are paying Mediacom for basic family cable will buy us over 300 channels and 65 in HD. For my area that also includes the elusive Big 10 Network which Mediacom still does not carry in Indiana yet.


Anonymous
Premium
join:2004-06-01
IA
kudos:2
reply to IowaMan
said by IowaMan:

I believe that is because in San Diego there are
1,000,000+people living in the city. In Iowa my town is 9000 people in the phone company services close to 400 communities many of which have populations of less than 2000 people in them.
And that's exactly why you don't have FIOS. Verizon doesn't care about low population areas.


IowaMan
Premium
join:2008-08-21
Grinnell, IA
Reviews:
·Mediacom

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I'm just happy to be in a Mediacom town a lot of the very rural towns have co-ops that just have DSL available in Iowa, it's basically cable or nothing for fast Internet except for the VERY FEW towns that have local FTTH providers ( Oskaloosa ,Fairfield etc)

shocktrooper

join:2007-09-10
Des Moines, IA
Eventually some company will come to Des Moines.. i bet fios would make a lots of money in Iowa.


drslash
Goya Asma
Premium
join:2002-02-18
Marion, IA
reply to wyssaj01
Fios will becoming to areas of CR/Marion from Imon. Imon had an expensive set back last year with the flood.


Elite_Marines

@mchsi.com
reply to wyssaj01
I would love fios coming to IOWA


OldCableGuy1

@planetcr.net
reply to drslash
The good news is ImOn hopes to have some FTTH going this year.

The bad news is, that's only for new build areas, existing overbuilt areas won't be upgraded for awhile.


motoman

join:2006-03-21
Waterloo, IN
Reviews:
·Mediacom

1 edit
reply to Anonymous
said by Anonymous:

said by IowaMan:

I believe that is because in San Diego there are
1,000,000+people living in the city. In Iowa my town is 9000 people in the phone company services close to 400 communities many of which have populations of less than 2000 people in them.
And that's exactly why you don't have FIOS. Verizon doesn't care about low population areas.
UHHH, Leo is a armpit town, just like where I live.
FIOS will be here as well late this summer, my town may have 800 people at most.
Fios covers any town, not just big ones.
I'll be damn glad to dump MC myself, the internet is a joke and now this wanna be phone.


motoman

join:2006-03-21
Waterloo, IN

1 edit
reply to Anonymous
Oops double post


Anonymous
Premium
join:2004-06-01
IA
kudos:2
reply to motoman
LOL you got lucky. FIOS availability is VERY limited.


motoman

join:2006-03-21
Waterloo, IN
I think your right Annony. I see a lot of large towns around here that don't have FIOS yet.
I guess they are just covering NE Indiana pretty heavy for what ever reason.


Anonymous
Premium
join:2004-06-01
IA
kudos:2
Don't get me wrong, I think FIOS is a great product! I wish everyone could pull the same thing and improve US broadband offerings. But lately it seems to me most companies are waiting to get a handout from the government and/or find a way to squeeze more revenue out of customers without doing any major upgrades.

Verizon took the risk and it seems to be paying off and I am glad that's the case. Maybe others will follow.

bogeypro

join:2008-03-28
Paynesville, MN
reply to wyssaj01
competition is good for everyone.. Some wake up and some do not. the companies just need to decide what they are going to do.. either keep up or get left behind..


intheknow

@mediacomcc.com
reply to wyssaj01
FiOS will never touch Iowa, at least so long as Mediacom is there. Reason is that when AT&T left in the late 90's and left everything in shambles, MC picked up the slack and reinvented the cable business. FiOS, Time Warner, Cox, ect won't touch it, that is, unless they were willing to pay out the rear for MC's flagship, its employees, and everything else. Not going to happen, sorry.


notamchsiworker

@mycingular.net
said by intheknow :

FiOS will never touch Iowa, at least so long as Mediacom is there. Reason is that when AT&T left in the late 90's and left everything in shambles, MC picked up the slack and reinvented the cable business. FiOS, Time Warner, Cox, ect won't touch it, that is, unless they were willing to pay out the rear for MC's flagship, its employees, and everything else. Not going to happen, sorry.
Sorry Tier1, MediaCom didn't invent anything. MediaCom follows and barrows from the big guys like Comcast. Who do you think brought you web boost? They didAn't invent web boost,VoIP or anything else.

basenji

join:2006-11-02
Waconia, MN
I think DOCSIS invented web boost, which was invented by cablelabs, which mediacom is a member of. I am not sure why you think comcast is some great pioneer, well actually they are, just like any member of cablelabs.


notamchsiworker

@mycingular.net
said by basenji:

I think DOCSIS invented web boost, which was invented by cablelabs, which mediacom is a member of. I am not sure why you think comcast is some great pioneer, well actually they are, just like any member of cablelabs.
I didn't say comcast invented web boost. They bring features to their foot print well before MediaCom can implement the same technology which usually requires AT&T. Who provided MediaCom's DNS? AT&T who provides MediaCom's email? AT&T. Point being MediaCom is a follower not an inventer as tier 1 dude implies. MediaCom lags behind.

basenji

join:2006-11-02
Waconia, MN
I'm no expert on comcast, but do they provide their own bandwidth? I could be wrong but I don't think so. Therefor they use someones dns and email also.

Do they usually implement new technology first? Yes. A company with 20 million subs compared to 2, yeah I would guess they have more money to implement that stuff.

And I believe "tier1 dude" is just saying mediacom took a old cable system and fully upgraded to handle highspeed, HD, and phone. Which they did.


NormanS
I gave her time to steal my mind away
Premium,MVM
join:2001-02-14
San Jose, CA
kudos:12
Reviews:
·SONIC.NET
·Pacific Bell - SBC

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said by basenji:

I'm no expert on comcast, but do they provide their own bandwidth? I could be wrong but I don't think so. Therefor they use someones dns and email also.
I don't understand. Comcast has their own transit network: CRAN, 'cbone', and 'ibone'. Furthermore, why can't they provide their own DNS and email, even if they didn't have their own bandwidth?
05/10/09 19:01:57 Slow traceroute vcodsk0039
Trace vcodsk0039 (98.246.79.146) ...
192.168.0.1     RTT:   6ms TTL:170 (suzuka.aosake.net ok)
68.127.107.254  RTT:  11ms TTL:170 (adsl-68-127-107-254.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net ok)
64.164.107.130  RTT:   9ms TTL:170 (No rDNS)
151.164.43.54   RTT:   9ms TTL:170 (bb1-g3-0.pltnca.sbcglobal.net ok)
151.164.191.201 RTT:   9ms TTL:170 (ex1-p9-0.eqsjca.sbcglobal.net ok)
151.164.249.2   RTT:   9ms TTL:170 (asn3561-savvis.eqsjca.sbcglobal.net fraudulent rDNS)
208.173.53.138  RTT:  14ms TTL:170 (comcast-net.sanjoseequinix.savvis.net ok)
68.86.85.182    RTT:  15ms TTL:170 (pos-1-9-0-0-cr01.sacramento.ca.ibone.comcast.net ok)
68.86.85.202    RTT:  27ms TTL:170 (pos-0-14-0-0-cr01.portland.or.ibone.comcast.net ok)
68.86.90.242    RTT:  30ms TTL:170 (te-7-3-ar01.beaverton.or.bverton.comcast.net ok)
68.85.243.138   RTT:  30ms TTL:170 (te-8-1-ur03.salem.or.bverton.comcast.net ok)
68.87.216.53    RTT:  31ms TTL:170 (te-9-2-ur01.corvallis.or.bverton.comcast.net ok)
68.85.150.66    RTT:  33ms TTL:170 (ge-3-0-0-ten01.corvallis.or.bverton.comcast.net ok)
98.246.79.146   RTT:  42ms TTL: 51 (vcodsk0039.hsd1.or.comcast.net ok)
 
Is Savvis Comcast's bandwidth provider, or AT&T's bandwidth provider? (And please don't confuse the AT&T Internet Service transit network with the AT&T Worldnet Service Tier 1 network: ATTIS != ATTW.)
05/10/09 19:03:26 Slow traceroute www.google.com
Trace www.google.com (74.125.155.104) ...
192.168.0.1     RTT:   0ms TTL:170 (suzuka.aosake.net ok)
68.127.107.254  RTT:   9ms TTL:170 (adsl-68-127-107-254.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net ok)
64.164.107.2    RTT:   9ms TTL:170 (No rDNS)
151.164.42.102  RTT:   9ms TTL:170 (bb2-10g2-0.pltnca.sbcglobal.net ok)
151.164.95.196  RTT:  10ms TTL:170 (No rDNS)
72.14.197.105   RTT:  10ms TTL:170 (No rDNS)
216.239.49.250  RTT:  11ms TTL:170 (No rDNS)
216.239.47.186  RTT:  27ms TTL:170 (No rDNS)
216.239.48.32   RTT:  27ms TTL:170 (No rDNS)
216.239.48.139  RTT:  65ms TTL:170 (No rDNS)
209.85.254.146  RTT:  36ms TTL:170 (No rDNS)
74.125.155.104  RTT:  28ms TTL:244 (px-in-f104.google.com ok)
 
I don't go through Savvis to get to Google. Nearly as I can tell, neither do most Comcast users.

P.S. My DNS and email are provided by what used to be called, "SBC Internet Services", and now is called, "AT&T Internet Services". Due to the fact that SBC bought AT&T.

--
Norman
~Oh Lord, why have you come
~To Konnyu, with the Lion and the Drum

basenji

join:2006-11-02
Waconia, MN
They could provide their own DNS and mail servers, but if they are using someone as a bandwidth provider, why would they? And I did state I wasn't sure if they provided their own bandwidth. If they do, great, ignore that part of my statement.


Anonymous
Premium
join:2004-06-01
IA
kudos:2
Mediacom buys bandwidth from AT&T.

DonShafer

join:2009-01-26
Pocahontas, IA
More like AT&T gives bandwidth to Mediacom. They should stop the charade.


BAINCH
Premium,VIP,MVM
join:2003-04-02
Blooming Grove, NY
kudos:11
said by DonShafer:

More like AT&T gives bandwidth to Mediacom. They should stop the charade.
Huh?

soitgoes2
Premium
join:2005-01-14
reply to DonShafer
said by DonShafer:

More like AT&T gives bandwidth to Mediacom. They should stop the charade.
I'm sure Mediacom pays AT&T.

What charade?


elios

join:2005-11-15
Springfield, MO
reply to wyssaj01
yea AT&T land here we we'll never see any thing like FiOS for a LONG time if ever FUCK YOU AT&T any way
yea id drop Mediacom for FiOS in a heartbeat

hint hint Mediacom DOCSIS3 maybe bump Max to 50/10 :P would steam roll AT&T thats for sure

djbrettb0

join:2008-07-09
West Des Moines, IA
reply to wyssaj01