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Oregonian
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join:2000-12-21
West Linn, OR
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·Comcast

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reply to whfsdude

Re: Getting 305/65

said by whfsdude:

Just another random speedtest. They've adjusted since QoS settings since last Friday which seem fine. I'm getting 70-100 upload, about 300mbit down.




^ test was really done over v6

Now you're just rubbing it in.


whfsdude
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join:2003-04-05
Washington, DC
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reply to whfsdude

Got my routed /56 allocation. Route won't get added until Monday but I've set up a VLAN on it right now so I can see when it goes live.

That will pretty much complete the setup.

And just another week's worth of traffic (with more v6):


Last 8 hours:



whfsdude
Premium
join:2003-04-05
Washington, DC
reply to whfsdude

All migrated to my routed /56.


AVonGauss
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join:2007-11-01
Boynton Beach, FL

1 recommendation

said by whfsdude:

All migrated to my routed /56.

Now you're just bragging...


Active Opto

@lstn.net
reply to whfsdude

Whfsdude, did they gave you 2 strands of 1G fiber for your 3931 service switch or just one?

That's plenty to play with even with symmetrical speeds and they might even switch you to 10G in many years to come.
(Quoting from the Ciena 3931 data sheet).

I wonder what's with the 65mbps upload limitation since they are giving you a dedicated P2P FTTP connection.



whfsdude
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said by Active Opto :

Whfsdude, did they gave you 2 strands of 1G fiber for your 3931 service switch or just one?

Yes. I've got a pair from the pole (RX, TX). Terminated via pig tales w/ LC connectors.

That's plenty to play with even with symmetrical speeds and they might even switch you to 10G in many years to come.
(Quoting from the Ciena 3931 data sheet).

Yup. They'd have to swap out the optics and give me a SFP+ handoff. I think I'll be running at a 1G in a year or two (no idea about 10G). It doesn't make much sense to jump to anything else whenever there are upgrades. Might as well get the press out of offering 1G service.

I'm sure if it was 1G Comcast would have more signups.

I wonder what's with the 65mbps upload limitation since they are giving you a dedicated P2P FTTP connection.

My understanding this is a competing product with Verizon's premium FiOS tier (300/65). Comcast was looking to match that.

Edit:
Just wanted to add that on Comcast's end sits a Juniper router. Not sure about any L1/L2 optics gear in-between. Other than nothing powered between here and their head-end (900 Michigan Ave NE)

AVonGauss
Premium
join:2007-11-01
Boynton Beach, FL

It is a shame Comcast has not taken, at least outwardly, more interest in deploying fiber to small business / residential subscribers. DOCSIS has proven to be a lot more effective than I would have guessed back in 1999, but it does seem direct fiber provides more possibilities and probably less overhead in the long run.


BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH

It's expensive, and with D3, they can keep cranking the speeds without FTTH. What makes me more mad is that they continue to re-compress the HD channels, and on the larger, newer TVs, they look like absolute shit.


AVonGauss
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join:2007-11-01
Boynton Beach, FL

It's expensive if you try to only do a few, or rush and try to do many at once, but I'd imagine there's a sustainable middle ground. AFAIK, they are not even doing fiber to greenfield construction ares yet.


BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH

It's a really hard business case to sell when HFC can do so much, and fiber can't do a whole lot more. AT&T, however, has to do fiber, even though they don't, as they don't have any bandwidth left. They have terrible picture quality and half the bandwidth of Comcast, and Comcast isn't close to maxed out, but AT&T is completely maxed out on their copper with U-Verse.


rody_44
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join:2004-02-20
Quakertown, PA
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reply to AVonGauss

Greenfield construction in regards to a hfc network is not the same as like the phone companies. Every piece of main line put in the ground for the last twenty years could be turned into a piece of conduit to be used for fiber. »www.cable360.net/technology/news···4pKys70c The same technology doesnt exist with phone line trunks and i doubt ever will. Just another advantage that coax has. If you view that technology you could also view comcast as well along what could become a all fiber network. I really doubt it tho. Lets be honest tho the future is in wireless anyway.


AVonGauss
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join:2007-11-01
Boynton Beach, FL

Its not as dire with cable operators, but the fact that most in greenfield areas are still not requiring fiber vs coaxial seems to indicate that it won't be coming in the near future.

Unless there is a major breakthrough in wireless, I don't believe wireless will be replacing wired connections any time soon in moderately populated areas. An HFC end branch already represents a "private wireless spectrum" and there are already challenges with managing capacity in that model.


BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH
reply to rody_44

They will continue to push fiber farther out, but I don't think it will get to the end user for a long, long, time, as HFC has a lot of capacity, and that last "mile", which in many cases is the last fraction of a mile is by far the most expensive part to replace. Comcast hasn't even done 1GHZ, SDV, or MPEG-4 yet, and any of those technologies would be cheaper than running fiber directly to the house.



why60loss

join:2012-09-20
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reply to whfsdude

That's cool, I kind of want to be next. Well I know I would be for sure if the house passed and it cost less than a 100 a month. For 300 I will need time to think.

On the other hand every one needs to live a little and buy cool stuff, but wait a 305/65 is cool. No don't tell me that, all I need is 10/1 right?


neufuse

join:2006-12-06
James Creek, PA
reply to BiggA

I wish we were on 1GHz and MPEG-4 or some variant of the h.264 codec


BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH

So true. They could crank the quality up, and still go to 4 channels per carrier with MPEG-4. And the internets up at 1GHZ. They would be amazing!



Oregonian
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West Linn, OR
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reply to whfsdude

So, whfsdude See Profile, how's the reliability of the service been?

Any updates that you care to share now that you have been using it for a couple of months?



whfsdude
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Washington, DC
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said by Oregonian:

So, whfsdude See Profile, how's the reliability of the service been?

Any updates that you care to share now that you have been using it for a couple of months?

I have yet to experience a Comcast related outage. The only outage so far was planned work done on my end (upgrading my router).

Bandwidth wise:
In/out: (12148.92 GB/22337.80 GB) in the last 103 days.

The only thing that would make me happier is if it were symmetric gigabit. Otherwise, I'm pretty happy and glad I got the service.


Oregonian
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said by whfsdude:

Bandwidth wise:
In/out: (12148.92 GB/22337.80 GB) in the last 103 days.

Wow, that's a lot of data!

Thanks for the update.

Tomcat353

join:2002-12-27
Jacksonville, FL
reply to whfsdude

So since this thread was dug up again, I figured I'd ask...

I've been trying to figure out how to order this service as I have heard it is coming to other areas. I spoke with Comcast and posted a question in the Comcast Direct forum but it seems like everyone is saying that service isn't available and isn't even planned for the Jacksonville, FL area. Is there a way to get a definitive answer? I really do want to order this.



whfsdude
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said by Tomcat353:

I've been trying to figure out how to order this service as I have heard it is coming to other areas. I spoke with Comcast and posted a question in the Comcast Direct forum but it seems like everyone is saying that service isn't available and isn't even planned for the Jacksonville, FL area. Is there a way to get a definitive answer? I really do want to order this.

Comcast does have MetroE service in the Jacksonville market. So either you're too far from the nearest fiber access node (kind of doubt it as they haven't done a site-survey), or they just aren't offering the residential service tier in your market.

Have you tried since the speed upgrades?

Tomcat353

join:2002-12-27
Jacksonville, FL

Yeah, I actually did my research and did see that MetroE is available in Jacksonville which is why I figured the 305 tier would be also. The only place I asked since the speed upgrades was on the online help and support and they said it wasn't available. They have not done any site survey but on the Comcast order page, the 305Mbps service doesn't show up as an option (not sure if that means anything).



whfsdude
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Washington, DC
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said by Tomcat353:

Comcast order page, the 305Mbps service doesn't show up as an option (not sure if that means anything).

Wasn't an option when when I ordered. The sales phone reps were useless. I had to order reach out to ComcastSteve at the time. He put me in touch with executive relations, then they put me in contact with the sales rep who was doing the 305 orders for the NE.


CUBS_FAN
Next Year Again..

join:2005-04-28
Chicago, IL
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reply to Oregonian

said by whfsdude:

Bandwidth wise:
In/out: (12148.92 GB/22337.80 GB) in the last 103 days.

That's a lot of hard drives to fill and temporary internet cookies to clean. literally.