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Fairpoint, Time Warner Expand Maine Broadband
Connectivity in Beleaguered State Gets Slightly Better
by Karl Bode 09:32AM Monday Oct 29 2012
Both Fairpoint and Time Warner Cable say they're expanding broadband services in the state, which has struggled with connectivity even before Verizon decided to sell their infrastructure in the state. According to a Fairpoint press statement, the company says they've spent around $450,000 to upgrade DSLAMS and other network gear in eleven central offices. The upgrades should allow users in those regions -- depending on their loop length -- to obtain speeds up to 14 Mbps downstream. Not to be outdone, Time Warner Cable tells the Bangor Daily News that they're spending $5 million this year to add 150 miles to its 12,000-mile network in Maine, connecting roughly 3,000 more homes and businesses.

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PastTense

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Trivial numbers.

These are trivial numbers for a state.

150 miles are slightly more than 1% of 12,000 miles. $150,000 is a rounding error considering the amount of money subscribers pay.

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Re: Trivial numbers.

said by PastTense:

These are trivial numbers for a state.

150 miles are slightly more than 1% of 12,000 miles. $150,000 is a rounding error considering the amount of money subscribers pay.

No kidding. $5 million to get service to a mere 3,000 POTENTIAL new subscribers? I am surprised they even took on that investment.
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OR... GWI has them really beat.

FTTH beats both those technologies hands down.

»www.gwi.net/Residential/Gigabit-···aine.php

250/250 for $60 a month... That's tough to beat.

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Re: OR... GWI has them really beat.

So why has that company not wired up the entire state already?

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Re: OR... GWI has them really beat.

Because the state hasn't made them.

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DOCSIS 3.0

When TWC finally upgraded the Biddeford area to D3, I upgraded grandma's Internet (with her permission) to a faster speed for when I use her connection.

They gave me an Ubee D3 gateway with voice/data/wifi connectivity.

I have had D3 since Comcast upgraded our area almost four years ago.
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lol

Stephen King?

SteveCon
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Re: lol

Yeah - Stephen King. He lives in Maine. Why is that so funny?

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Re: lol

said by SteveCon:

Yeah - Stephen King. He lives in Maine. Why is that so funny?

Because I say so.
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Re: lol

Fairpoint is an evil company that takes advantage of it's customers and provides terrible, inconsistent service. They go and "expand" other areas while neglecting their original customers from even before the Verizon stuff.