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LFHC

join:2012-11-04
Collinsville, VA
reply to LFHC

Re: New DSLAM!

well just went out to get breakfast and on the way back I stopped by where the DSLAM is and some people that contract for centurylink was there hooking fiber up, All the equipment is installed in the enclosure they didn't know when it would be turned up though. I wouldn't imagine it would be too much longer considering everything is in place and the fiber is being spliced today

Nemesis158

join:2012-09-15
Spokane, WA
any idea if they are cutting all the phone lines straight to fiber or leaving them the way they are?

I wish i could get some details for what they plan to do around here.....

LFHC

join:2012-11-04
Collinsville, VA
Im not sure on that I have been wondering the same thing but I think its just for data, Maybe someone else on the forums will weigh in on that question. I know how you feel its hard to get information on future upgrades I got lucky I ran into a CO tech the guys today I spoke to worked for centurylink through a contract they were just in normal clothes and drove their own vehicles you would never know they were with centurylink.


whatthehell

@embarqhsd.net
reply to LFHC
said by LFHC:

well just went out to get breakfast and on the way back I stopped by where the DSLAM is and some people that contract for centurylink was there hooking fiber up, All the equipment is installed in the enclosure they didn't know when it would be turned up though. I wouldn't imagine it would be too much longer considering everything is in place and the fiber is being spliced today

Don't be surprised if it's next month. Todays, just turnup, then there's testing to be done. The DSLAM has to be populated within MARTINS, then it's released to sales/

I just went through a migration from an Adtran to a Calix. It was 62 days from turn-up to moving the 1st customer over (me!).

Hopefully as it's the last month of the year local/state management will want to get their numbers up for the year and release the DSLAM early.

LFHC

join:2012-11-04
Collinsville, VA
its been quite awhile so far, but it will be well worth the wait. Thought about switching to business class but it doesn't seem that there is really a great benefit from doing so.


whatthehell

@embarqhsd.net
said by LFHC:

... Thought about switching to business class ......

There really is no difference in business class or residential service. You're still on the same DSLAM and your routing is the same.

Your service is not monitored, so you'll know of an issue long before CTL will know.

For the extra money the only perks they give you are only related to the service, nothing dealing with the service directly.

I will note that even though CTL is is now nationwide you still have to break it down between the old Embarq, Qwest and Centurytel properties. An example of this is the old Embarq areas use a different modem than the old Qwest areas.


retiredqwest

join:2005-04-01
Spokane, WA
reply to Nemesis158
said by Nemesis158:

any idea if they are cutting all the phone lines straight to fiber or leaving them the way they are?

Most remote pair gain cannot utilize fiber..... except for the Litespan 2000 which can only use fiber feed. And it breaks down an OC3 to channelized T-1's for voice.

Nemesis158

join:2012-09-15
Spokane, WA
ok then, how many extra circuits are available to be used for Bonded DSL connections on old rural bundles?
I was kind of hoping that CenturyLink would put multiple terminals along the fiber line for my area and cut all the voice onto the fiber for each one so they could free up circuits in the bundle to get Bonded connections to people.....

LFHC

join:2012-11-04
Collinsville, VA
I dont think that they do anything like that. As far as the number of free pairs in the cable im sure there are enough to do bonded otherwise I doubt they would even offer the bonded connection. I thought the underground lines in my area were very old but one tech I talked to said they are fairly new because they used to be strung on poles then they put in new cable and everything went underground.I asked him if there was a lot of free pairs and he said there is a whole lot left to be used.


whatthehell

@embarqhsd.net
reply to Nemesis158
said by Nemesis158:

ok then, how many extra circuits are available to be used for Bonded DSL connections on old rural bundles?
I was kind of hoping that CenturyLink would put multiple terminals along the fiber line for my area and cut all the voice onto the fiber for each one so they could free up circuits in the bundle to get Bonded connections to people.....

Sorry, it just doesn't work like that.

Nemesis158

join:2012-09-15
Spokane, WA
reply to LFHC
Thats the thing. I know there is enough cable coming out of the riser box to get a bonded line, in fact there are 2 cables that i assume have a total of 7 unused pairs coming out of the riser box. (each cable has 5 pairs, one has 2 used and the other most likely only 1) however, that doesn't give me any info regarding what kind of availability there is in the deep bundle

LFHC

join:2012-11-04
Collinsville, VA
Im not entirely sure. But I think its pretty standard for the main underground cable to have a large number of pairs I would say 50 to 100 maybe more depending on the number of houses that were there when everything was first planned and the cable was put in the ground. Really though I dont think theres any reason to worry about it, if centurylink plans on expanding new services to your area then they will make sure everything is in place to deliver the service to everyone