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cyclone_z

join:2006-06-19
Ames, IA
reply to almaden

Re: hmm

said by almaden:

Exactly, how about finishing the 12/20Mbps deployment before embarking on another project?

I've been looking to upgrade to 12 or 20Mbps (from 7) here in the suburbs of Seattle for the last year. Qwest even had a "fiber optic" billboard advert about 2 miles from my house.
The reason why is that the big cost in deploying this new service is trenching the fiber. Offering VDSL2 where you were already offering ADSL2+ is probably as simple as adding a VDSL2 card to the remote DSLAM. In places where ADSL2+ is already being offered, the infrastructure is already in place. I doubt the VDSL deployment is negatively affecting the ADSL2+ deployment since they both require trenching fiber to the neighborhood.


toby
Troy Mcclure

join:2001-11-13
Portland, OR
Where we live most of the Qwest lines are overhead to the RTs, I see their name on most of the utility pole.

cyclone_z

join:2006-06-19
Ames, IA
said by toby:

Where we live most of the Qwest lines are overhead to the RTs, I see their name on most of the utility pole.
Interesting. Here in Iowa, most places have the cables underground. Probably 'cause we have all those tornadoes and ice storms. But in that case, it should be cheaper for them to run fiber to you than to me.


toby
Troy Mcclure

join:2001-11-13
Portland, OR
We don't get that kind of bad weather here for the most part. Most homes are underground utilities from the RT, and over ground for the distribution.
I hope one day we'll get faster speeds too.