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reply to PDXPLT
Re: Frontier stops upgrades! PDXPLT - If you're seeing those speeds you're not very rural. You are lucky because you are very close to the remote.
jamesonnorth - I have not heard anything to confirm what you have been told by the technician. I wonder if they are talking about your area only. But then again, the response I received about upgrades to our area, an area that is native Frontier, does not appear to be positive. As I have mentioned before the statement "oh they left us with a mess" is a standard saying when one telco takes over a portion from another carrier. They are obligated to make improvements to the areas they took over, so they may just want to stop where they are or slow down the required improvements. I think Frontier is beginning to realize that they bit off more than they can handle. Additionally if true it may only be in your area and the technician may not have the full story.
said by Hank:I dunno about that. We're over five miles from the CO. But we're lucky enough to be less than a 1/2 mile from the remote; some of the folks it serves are another 5 miles away.
PDXPLT - If you're seeing those speeds you're not very rural. You are lucky because you are very close to the remote.
Our CO is approx. 10 miles down the road, but I can actually see the remote box from our upstairs bedroom.
That said, the MUX is stuffed. REALLY stuffed. When I talked to the techs before Christmas I was told that upgrades should be happening now. The speed tonight is just terrible even though we have fiber optic to the box-I don't think Frontier appreciated just how hungry our area was for internet access. Right now I can't open a lot of sites because things just time out due to a choked, busy pipe.
reply to Hank
Hopefully they are realizing they're in deeper than they initially thought and will adjust their plan accordingly.
I heard this second hand, so I can't confirm the exact wording from the tech. It would not surprise me if they will be downsizing upgrades and speed expansions, because they can't possibly have much money left for all this. If you're out of money, you either increase rates or limit services. When their main competitors offer speeds of at least twice what they can offer in some areas, they can't increase prices and hope to remain even remotely relevant.
Frontier can't really do much without running more fiber, so I'll be interested to see what the next few years hold for Frontier customers.
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