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Don in CT

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They are running it to homes.

Strange thing is they are only wiring where GoNetSpeed already is here. And like GoNetSpeed they are not servicing anyone with underground utilities or apartments or condos.

On Friday they setup a table at the end of the street try to sell their fiber service. I felt sorry for them as everyone in ow has already switched to GoNetSpeed and loves it. And unlike Frontier you are locked in at your price for life.

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Plus who knows what the future will be for Frontier.

I have heard great things about GoNetSpeed. I assumed it was a gimmick but I'm hearing great things.
 

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Plus who knows what the future will be for Frontier.

I have heard great things about GoNetSpeed. I assumed it was a gimmick but I'm hearing great things.

I have had GoNetSpeed since May and it’s been awesome. They even upgraded me for free from 500 Meg service to Gigabit for referring two customers. (And they got a free bump too)

Only thing I will say that Is probably better than GoNetSpeed from Frontier is that Frontier has better / more peering agreements. Which means it could be faster then The one or two peering points GoNetSpeed has. But I have not had any issues at all.


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I have had GoNetSpeed since May and it’s been awesome. They even upgraded me for free from 500 Meg service to Gigabit for referring two customers. (And they got a free bump too)

Only thing I will say that Is probably better than GoNetSpeed from Frontier is that Frontier has better / more peering agreements. Which means it could be faster then The one or two peering points GoNetSpeed has. But I have not had any issues at all.


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What is GoNetSpeed using for a backhaul?
 

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We haven't had Frontier phone or Internet service at our upstate NY cottage for years now, but the drop from the pole was still in place. When a Spectrum tech came after a windstorm dropped a tree across the high voltage lines in front of our place, taking the power, cable, and phone drops out with it, I asked him to cut the Frontier line that was still attached on our end while he was on the ladder running his new line. He told me he's not allowed to do that since it isn't Spectrum's equipment. Then a couple of minutes later I heard, "Oops, my pliers slipped. Sorry about that.", as the Frontier line dropped to the ground... :)
 

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We haven't had Frontier phone or Internet service at our upstate NY cottage for years now, but the drop from the pole was still in place. When a Spectrum tech came after a windstorm dropped a tree across the high voltage lines in front of our place, taking the power, cable, and phone drops out with it, I asked him to cut the Frontier line that was still attached on our end while he was on the ladder running his new line. He told me he's not allowed to do that since it isn't Spectrum's equipment. Then a couple of minutes later I heard, "Oops, my pliers slipped. Sorry about that.", as the Frontier line dropped to the ground... :)
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I know a few thousand field techs who would disagree...voice travels as a sine wave..that really can't happen in dc.
Yet POTS lines run on around 48VDC when on hook and drop to under 9VDC when offhook all the same so you and your few thousand tech friends are wrong.

The phones modulate the resistance to produce sound waves. The current never changes direction; it just goes up and down. Current loop technology is used in many applications where distances are a concern.

The ring voltage is AC but that's not obviously happening during a conversation.
 

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Yet POTS lines run on around 48VDC when on hook and drop to under 9VDC when offhook all the same so you and your few thousand tech friends are wrong.

The phones modulate the resistance to produce sound waves. The current never changes direction; it just goes up and down. Current loop technology is used in many applications where distances are a concern.

The ring voltage is AC but that's not obviously happening during a conversation.
Do you know anything about phone service?.. trouble shooting...when you talk into a mouthpiece...that signal is whatbgets distorted
Yet POTS lines run on around 48VDC when on hook and drop to under 9VDC when offhook all the same so you and your few thousand tech friends are wrong.

The phones modulate the resistance to produce sound waves. The current never changes direction; it just goes up and down. Current loop technology is used in many applications where distances are a concern.

The ring voltage is AC but that's not obviously happening during a conversation.
Here ya go

  • Using balanced signaling of voltage analogs of sound pressure waves on a two-wire copper loop
  • Restricted to a narrow frequency range of 300–3,300 Hz, called the voiceband, which is much less than the human hearing range of 20–20,000 Hz
I am talking signal not Carrier wave
 

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They are running it to homes.

Strange thing is they are only wiring where GoNetSpeed already is here. And like GoNetSpeed they are not servicing anyone with underground utilities or apartments or condos.

On Friday they setup a table at the end of the street try to sell their fiber service. I felt sorry for them as everyone in ow has already switched to GoNetSpeed and loves it. And unlike Frontier you are locked in at your price for life.

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Any word on how fast and at what cost ?
 

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Yet POTS lines run on around 48VDC when on hook and drop to under 9VDC when offhook all the same so you and your few thousand tech friends are wrong.

The phones modulate the resistance to produce sound waves. The current never changes direction; it just goes up and down. Current loop technology is used in many applications where distances are a concern.

The ring voltage is AC but that's not obviously happening during a conversation.
Just don't be across the pr when it starts to ring ...
 

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If the price was right, I'd consider Frontier Fiber. They already have it here in Durham, NC, but it is expensive. They do however have good peering, and the technology they use here allows you to easily use your own router, unlike AT&T Fiber which works for a while until the next firmware update breaks DMZ+. I was a happy Frontier VDSL2 customer here until they doubled the price unexpectedly in 2016.
 

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Any word on how fast and at what cost ?
50 Meg service is $49.99 a month
500 Meg Service is $59.99 a month
Gig Service (which isn't a gig) is $79.99 a month.


You are required to rent their Router from them for an additional $10 a month. Plus an internet surcharge fee of $3.99 a month. And those prices will go up after the first year (to what they don't tell you)

Their "gig" internet is only 940 down / 880 Up.

They advertise that they have no data cap, but then put an asterisk next to it and the asterisk says "Subject to change without notice."

I am paying for real Gigabit Fiber $79 a month, flat rate, no extra taxes or costs and guaranteed never to increase for as long as you have their service and no data cap for life as well, via GoNetspeed.
 
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50 Meg service is $49.99 a month
500 Meg Service is $59.99 a month
Gig Service (which isn't a gig) is $79.99 a month.


You are required to rent their Router from them for an additional $10 a month. Plus an internet surcharge fee of $3.99 a month. And those prices will go up after the first year (to what they don't tell you)

Their "gig" internet is only 940 down / 880 Up.

They advertise that they have no data cap, but then put an asterisk next to it and the asterisk says "Subject to change without notice."

I am paying for real Gigabit Fiber $79 a month, flat rate, no extra taxes or costs and guaranteed never to increase for as long as you have their service and no data cap for life as well, via GoNetspeed.
How did they gett around the new fcc rule concerning rented equipment?
 

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Hopefully you offered to dispose of the drop for him ...
He wound it up with the other scraps from the old cable drop and stuck them in a box of other scraps in his truck. The tech was the same one that installed the destroyed drop a couple of years ago when we were having some intermittent Internet problems. I remember his van at the time was a bit odd because it had the new Spectrum decals on one side and the old TWC decals on the other side.
 

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How did they gett around the new fcc rule concerning rented equipment?
That's for cable not fiber. I am told you need their router as it converts the fiber to ethernet. And while you are not required to use their router portion its still $10 a month for it.
 

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50 Meg service is $49.99 a month
500 Meg Service is $59.99 a month
Gig Service (which isn't a gig) is $79.99 a month.


You are required to rent their Router from them for an additional $10 a month. Plus an internet surcharge fee of $3.99 a month. And those prices will go up after the first year (to what they don't tell you)

Their "gig" internet is only 940 down / 880 Up.

They advertise that they have no data cap, but then put an asterisk next to it and the asterisk says "Subject to change without notice."

I am paying for real Gigabit Fiber $79 a month, flat rate, no extra taxes or costs and guaranteed never to increase for as long as you have their service and no data cap for life as well, via GoNetspeed.
So, the cost you posted for them, thats where it starts and then they add the $10 modem fee and the $3.99 surcharge on top, so its actually $63.99 for the 50 mg service ?

For only $10 difference between 50 and 500, thats interesting.
 

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I'm paying $50/month for gig now. It goes up to $70 at the end of my promo period with no equipment fees (until their router needs replacement anyway). I don't see Frontier competing with that.
 

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