[olug] Two Competing Fiber Optic Utilities in One Conduit

Rob Townley rob.townley at gmail.com
Thu May 6 11:21:25 CDT 2021

A closet that you own inside the building .... wow.  Cox and CenturyLink
were easy to work with like cute little monkeys, but this third one is a
800 pound Gorilla.

$200 for 1Gbps ... incredible.   We did not get that incredible price, but
cannot complain.   You guys have much more fiber.

On Thu, May 6, 2021 at 9:27 AM Justin Reiners <justin at hotlinesinc.com>

> hahaha no sadly
> Even Cox and Centurylink came in opposite sides of the building, and
> even said they'd refuse to colo some space in a closet with each other.
> We're laughably paying $200 for 1gig with centurylink now, we used to pay
> $3200/mo for 100meg back in the day lol.
> On Thu, May 6, 2021 at 8:19 AM Rob Townley <rob.townley at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The price of fiber optic service has dropped considerably which has
>> brought
>> with it an unexpected problem - not enough conduit into the building.  Has
>> anyone had any luck whatsoever getting a fiber optic installer to share
>> with a competitor existing conduit entering the building?  They would need
>> to meet up at a shared in-ground box outside the building, then merge
>> their
>> fiber runs into one conduit that enters the building.      Once inside the
>> building, go their separate ways.
>> The distance from the outside box to inside would be relatively short (
>> twenty feet or maybe much less) and straight, so even two thick cables
>> should make it through.  I understand cables bind and wrap around one
>> another, but this is not a long curvey conduit.  I also understand neither
>> wants the liability of the other damaging their equipment.  Anyone had
>> luck
>> with this?
>> p.s: Fiber Optic service has come down in price in so much, you might want
>> to see if you can get a better deal than coax.
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