Re: When will Tay Valley TWP have FttN? Or WISP alternatives?
Bonded DSL is diminishing returns vs. # of lines in my exp. And with poor quality lines you might loose the main line on the Multilink and it all goes to pot quick. As far as I know there's no control over which line is the main line in the bundle. When we set up Multilink bundles for customers we won't do more than 4 lines in a bundle. It's just not worth it and becomes too unstable IMHO. I have one customer who has 4 bundles of 4 lines at 6Mbps per line. When Aggregated they can see 60 to 70 Mbps down.
Fibe is mostly a Fib ... It's just a marketing name Bell uses for their broadband service. In some (very few) places it's FTTH; in many urban places it's FTTN; in other places it's standard CO based DSL with connections (like any other CO) to the Bell fibre based network.
Since there are huge portions of major urban places that still don't have FTTN (like Ottawa), it's highly unlikely that Bell's going to get FTTN to more rural locales like Perth.
And they certainly won't tell the whole truth and probably "fib"
Where I live, I've been here for 12 years. From day 1 Bell has said DSL is going to be available soon here. Well, 12 years later, and Bell still says "soon". And this is a semi-urban area within the city of Ottawa. They keep offering me rural wireless internet service without realizing that their service is so sketchy here, just like cell service, that it won't work!
But that can't Be!! After all they call it "fiber optic Internet" on all those commercials... They also tell me that they have the "Fastest Uploads and the Fastest Downloads at the best Prices of any provider" on the radio and the TV. This must be true. Bell would never fib. We should all trust them implicitly.