CenturyLink Is Bringing 1 Gbps to Parts of Las Vegas
According to a CenturyLink press release
, the company says they'll be expanding the "pilot" for 1 Gbps service into Las Vegas. The announcement comes on the heels of a similar announcement that the company would be offering 1 Gbps service to a small subset of users in Omaha (the the back of old Qwest Choice TV infrastructure), though none of those users have been connected yet
As with other announcements of this type, actual deployment details are scarce -- CenturyLink only stating that the company will be offering 1 Gbps services to "select homes and small businesses." No prices are specified, but fortunate customers in Omaha are expected to pay $150 standalone, or $80 when bundled with phone and TV when the service goes live.
"CenturyLink is pleased to announce that Las Vegas will be the next city to receive ultra-fast broadband speeds up to 1 Gbps," said Matt Beal, CenturyLink chief technology officer in a statement. "We know our customers will embrace this new technology that will allow them to simultaneously use multiple devices in their homes and businesses without the burden of bandwidth constraints."
Like AT&T's 1 Gbps push into Austin
, CenturyLink's 1 Gbps "trial" is what I affectionately refer to as fiber to the press release, or deployments focused on a very few high-end development complexes where fiber has largely already been run. It's minimal effort, minimal cost, and minimal impact, but it allows companies who are lagging in infrastructure upgrades to keep pace with Google Fiber, courtesy of a press that doesn't bother to ask questions.
In reality, the vast, vast majority of CenturyLink's users remain stuck on slower 1.5 to 6 Mbps DSL lines capped at 150 GB of usage per month
. Most of those users won't see 100 Mbps anytime in the next decade, much less 1 Gbps.
offers a very small amount of additional detail and a form for interested customers to fill out for more detail. CenturyLink says the Las Vegas 1 Gbps service will be "available to residents in its first Las Vegas community this fall," and that the company "intends to launch the service in additional communities into 2014."
Re: we are still paying catchup by the way, the average romanian makes about 200 bucks a month
ive been there, hardly anyone can afford internet
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said by RWSI:No.
How can they afford to compete? How does CenturyLink's sinking ship afford to keep throwing money into the wind? Pots and DSL customers are leaving for less costly and more assessable cell services.
When most rural CL customers have no choice, they/we aren't going anywhere.
They keep introducing fees, just like the cell phone companies.
Re: I discontinued CenturyLink service What i never understood, was rumor of improvements being done in the up scale sparsely populated neighborhoods, rather than attack and upgrade the heavier populated complexes.
But if you look at zip codes in the Vegas Valley area, no one is testing above 10,000 on DSL reports speed tests using Century Link. There have been a few speed tests close to 10,000 the last several years, but if you watch the zip codes weekly the (Century Link) speeds test results are always quite low.
Boulder City, Henderson, Logandale, North Las Vegas, & Pahrump
Re: I discontinued CenturyLink service
said by namida12:440 kbps maybe, but not 440 bps. 440 kbps is 1024 times faster than 440 bps. Even analogue mobile phones could exceed 440 bps.
Sorry you are incorrect, you can't get more than 440 at this address. Across the street 5 year old units get 5,000, but not here...