DampierPhillip M Dampier
reply to DonaldForbes
Re: Perhaps this will help clarify:
said by DonaldForbes :Before speaking with Mr. Bode, speak to your own representatives who man the phones at 1-877-424-9246. That's your business class inquiry line, the one we used when we called Bright House yesterday about this.
Bright House Networks does in fact provide Fiber to the Premise (FTTP) or what is known in the business services market as dedicated access to its business customers who want this type of bandwidth. We work directly with our business customers to provide solutions tailored to meet their specific needs.
While its disappointing that Bright House was not approached by Mr. Bode in an effort to fact check his article for accuracy, wed welcome speaking with him directly to help set the record straight.
It's a big secret to them, because they didn't say a word about dedicated fiber access, and pushed for traditional hybrid fiber-coax, even when we asked about fiber directly.
I think the other point of interest is that Bright House has said residential customers "don't need" fiber, something Verizon and municipal providers would disagree with.
We wanted to fact check the claims made by one party in the Daytona newspaper about fiber being hard to get and not advertised. We called and the result we published. If I was running a Florida business and wanted true fiber access, the representative we reached would have not been able to help us and in fact made it plainly clear it's not necessary to have it in the first place.
Phillip M. Dampier
Editor, Stop the Cap!