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elitefx

join:2011-02-14
London, ON
kudos:2
reply to sbrook

Re: [The Call] So, I was on the phone with Rogers...

said by sbrook:

These areas are very expensive to split nodes effectively since it means major replacement of cable plant, and that gets wickedly expensive since it means digging up roads, yards etc. So, I wouldn't call it cheaping out.

You guys make us living in East London feel like we're living on skid row. The only thing buried here is Gas lines. Everything else is hanging off poles. Hydro on the street and telephone/cable poles in the backyards. Running like a rocket since 1946.


sbrook
Premium,Mod
join:2001-12-14
Ottawa
kudos:13

Same where I live I have my own dedicated transformer on a pole too! Only hassle is that it's all a little too exposed like that over 15 km from the head end!


34764170

join:2007-09-06
Etobicoke, ON
reply to elitefx

said by elitefx:

The only thing buried here is Gas lines. Everything else is hanging off poles. Hydro on the street and telephone/cable poles in the backyards. Running like a rocket since 1946.

Having stuff underground looks nicer. But those are also areas that will likely never see FTTH either unless its a brand new development from here on out and even then that isn't likely.

yyzlhr

join:2012-09-03
Scarborough, ON
kudos:4

said by 34764170:

said by elitefx:

The only thing buried here is Gas lines. Everything else is hanging off poles. Hydro on the street and telephone/cable poles in the backyards. Running like a rocket since 1946.

Having stuff underground looks nicer. But those are also areas that will likely never see FTTH either unless its a brand new development from here on out and even then that isn't likely.

Aside from new developments, I don't think we'll see FTTH for existing customers in our lifetime on HFC networks. Coax still has a lot of life in it, and there are various technologies to get HFC to offer the same performance as FTTH.

34764170

join:2007-09-06
Etobicoke, ON

said by yyzlhr:

Aside from new developments, I don't think we'll see FTTH for existing customers in our lifetime on HFC networks. Coax still has a lot of life in it, and there are various technologies to get HFC to offer the same performance as FTTH.

Rogers is already working on FTTH and not using RGoG/DOCSIS. DOCSIS simply cannot handle the upstream speed they want to offer. I also wasn't talking about only Rogers but also Bell. Both of them will continue to invest heavily into DOCSIS/VDSL2 going forward with DOCIS 3.1 and VDSL2 vectoring but both of them have serious limitations.

eeeaddict

join:2010-02-14

sadly us Etobicoke people will probably never have ftth