[olug] Gigabit Internet

Dave Rowe dave at roweware.com
Tue Jul 16 13:41:36 UTC 2013

I received the CL mailer this week that said fiber was coming to our
neighborhood - mark sprinklers, etc.  Cox was ahead of the curve, and
called last week offering (I was on Premier) Ultimate with a free new
modem, while reducing my monthly bill by $10-15 (2-year "price lock"
contract - I've been with Cox for 8 years, what's another 2).  While
also not gigabit, I don't think there are enough providers that I care
enough about offering uplinks beyond what I can pull down.  Netflix /
Hulu work just fine on Premier, so it'll be interesting if there is a
noticeable difference beyond plain Speedtests / ISO downloads.


On Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 12:47 AM, Jay Bendon <jaybocc2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> --Jay
> 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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