[olug] Gigabit Internet

Jay Bendon jaybocc2 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 16 05:47:13 UTC 2013

My grandpa has had centurylink for a while.  They have ran fiber up to his
house but have yet to make the cut over to gigabit for him.  Lots of
hem-hawing and dragging of their feet.


On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 4:03 PM, Tom Fritz <tfritz at me.com> wrote:

> On Jul 15, 2013, at 02:38 PM, Kenny Kant <akennykant at gmail.com> wrote:
> Does anyone know of someone who actually had this installed? Is it still
> too early?
> I called Centurylink a month ago because our neighborhood was clearly in
> their early roll out area. I was then told that it was not an option yet
> with no eta..
> Perhaps my expectations are out of whack here but I'm wondering if this
> isn't all PR BS ;).
> I have looking into this and had a CL rep come by my house. The fastest
> speed they support is 100 down 50 up. They then offer a "speed boost" that
> will get you to the 300+ down and 100+ up. This is $30.00 extra a month.
> The top tier unbundled is around $100.00 a month. If you bundle this with
> Prism TV you can get it for $128.00 per month plus tax for internet and
> cable TV. They give the speed boost until the end of August then it is
> $30.00 more. The Prism TV offered is the Prism complete which is the middle
> tier. It comes with up to 3 TV's and the Whole home DVR service for one
> year. So it is a bit deceiving for them to say it is gigabit access I
> think. They also told me there is no download cap but that could be
> incorrect. I'm having the service installed this thursday so we shall see.
> Tom
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