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dhudson1984

join:2008-01-04
Charleston, WV
Reviews:
·Suddenlink

Operation GigaSpeed!

So, "Operation GigaSpeed" was announced today during the conference call on 2nd quarter results and will be available to at least 90% of customers by 2017. It appears it's going to be ran over HFC/D3.1 instead of fiber though, which is a bummer, so we'll just get those pesky "up to" speeds and nothing like Google Fiber. Can't wait until we get some serious speeds, especially MUCH better on the upload.

»www.multichannel.com/news/news-a···d/383058


gatorkram
Need for Speed
Premium
join:2002-07-22
Winterville, NC
kudos:3
Reviews:
·Suddenlink
Thanks for the info, and the link.

I think the best news out of that post, is the lowest tier will be 200mbit. They mention its 15mbit now.

As for 1g, sadly, even with 3.1 the upstream speeds will not be symmetrical like fiber can be.

I look forward to 3.1 being deployed in the next few years.
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dhudson1984

join:2008-01-04
Charleston, WV
Reviews:
·Suddenlink
reply to dhudson1984
I'm not sure though, they just mentioned people who are still on D2 right now would be upgraded with D3 equipment. They still may just run it all as fiber as it fiber would be definitely be the recommended choice. It's great to hear they are getting on the ball and helping us as a country dig our way from the bottom in terms of putting the speed in high speed broadband internet.

dhudson1984

join:2008-01-04
Charleston, WV
reply to dhudson1984
Also, if that's the way they actually do it and really market it as such, it will surely pay big dividends and would lure a lot people back to "cable".


moldypickle

join:2009-01-04
Haughton, LA
kudos:3
Reviews:
·Suddenlink
reply to gatorkram
15 megs isn't their lowest tier, just their most popular one (denoted by the term 'flagship', lol).

It's interesting news, but it's been in their financial reports for awhile if you read through them all, just never called out by name. The reality of it is likely to be 1 gig speeds in competitive markets while most other get in the 300-500 range. Upload speeds will be hilariously off axis still. Not even the fact that it can't be symmetrical at that high of a speed, but that SL can't or won't match competitors such as Comcast who offer far faster upload speeds in the same tiers (basically).

Of interest will also be the price. When the 300 plan comes to ANY other market, that should really give us a glimpse as to the cost of a gig speed on a cable network.
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motorola870

join:2008-12-07
Arlington, TX
kudos:4
hmm they will lucky if they can pull it off lol! a lot of Suddenlink systems are still 550MHz and can barely support adding more HD and VOD, and DOCSIS 3.0. I think the only areas that are going to get DOCSIS 3.0 at 32 downstream bonding or a mix of DOCSIS 3.0 16 or 24 downstream and a mix of DOCSIS 3.1 channels is going to be the 750MHz or 860MHz and that is mainly the former NPG cable, Cox, and Charter systems lol!

blaine

join:2003-11-25
Abilene, TX
reply to dhudson1984
Oh my gosh! I love you Suddenlink!!!!!!!!!

Hopefully Abilene will be one of your first markets to get this, well ahead of the 2017 90% completion date.

I know well probably be on of the last markets to get it, but I can dream.



moldypickle

join:2009-01-04
Haughton, LA
kudos:3
Reviews:
·Suddenlink
»www.news-leader.com/story/news/l···4179409/

Another take on the project from a town trying to run their own fiber network against SuddenLink. Apparently, SL lawyers have figures showing 99% of SL users download about 40 gigs per month.

jbkel3496

join:2013-12-08
Cushing, OK
Reviews:
·Suddenlink
Um....what? I sometimes get close to that in a day. I absolutely hate the cap, I have to tell the kid no sometimes when she wants to stream videos to try to stay under the cap. I have to have a spreadsheet to track my usage that averages my use and shows me what my theoretical monthly usage will be. It is sad that I have to do that. I have already made complaints to the BBB. I just wish I had choices where I live.


atuarre
Here come the drums
Premium
join:2004-02-14
Conroe, TX
You always have a choice. You can move.

jbkel3496

join:2013-12-08
Cushing, OK
Kind of a dumb comment.


atuarre
Here come the drums
Premium
join:2004-02-14
Conroe, TX
I thought it was spectacular.


moldypickle

join:2009-01-04
Haughton, LA
kudos:3
It was rather dumb, he said he wishes he had choices where he lived.... Nothing about moving


v6movement

@206.51.28.x
reply to atuarre
said by atuarre:

I thought it was spectacular.

It was spectacularly stupid.

adamg

join:2013-03-01
Paterson, NJ
reply to dhudson1984
I will sign up the day its available. Bring it to Tyler please!


Chubbzie

join:2014-02-11
Greenville, NC
reply to dhudson1984
Ho hum, still waiting on 300Mbps in my market...

dhudson1984

join:2008-01-04
Charleston, WV
reply to dhudson1984
How about a Gig instead?

lcornejo

join:2014-03-20
reply to dhudson1984
Well for me. When people talk about gigabit speeds I think they are under the impression that everything is fast. Would should be assuming that the upload is not the choking point. In reality the way the internet is becoming more and more essential, the only real connection of the future is a low latency high bandwidth symmetrical (or near symmetrical).

I would gladly trad a 50/50 low latency (fiber preferably) connection to a HFC gigabit connection that gives you a 5mbs upload and the average latency out of the node is 20ms. All these channel bonding has to incur overhead, same with the higher modulation. Hopefully hardware is up to in order to mitigate that overhead.

For me its all about the latency, that is what can truly keep the apps of the future engaging coupled with all that bandwidth.