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Ariella
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Ariella,
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5/27/2015 | 11:48:17 AM
Re: CenturyLink my new ISP
<. Instead of cherry picking most profitable urban areas, I'd like to see getting out to wide open areas where rural folks have a chance to keep up with the city folks!> I can understand that @k14ym but can you make a business case for the organizations that have to invest in stretching out where there are few users over a huge area?
jabailo
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5/27/2015 | 9:47:06 AM
Re: CenturyLink my new ISP
CenturyLink has been pretty good about that.   Nearly every place in the State of Washington, even rural cities, have at least some neighborhoods covered with their broadband services.  In my case, which is suburban-rural, I can get up to 40Mps.  That is in many cases faster than what my Seattle counterparts can often get!

 
kq4ym
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5/27/2015 | 8:36:26 AM
Re: CenturyLink my new ISP
That's an interesting CenturyLink service. Our's here in smaller town Florida is not quite to up to speed. But, I'd vote for a Paul Bunyan outfit that rolls out bigtime in a giant area for most innovative. Instead of cherry picking most profitable urban areas, I'd like to see getting out to wide open areas where rural folks have a chance to keep up with the city folks!
jabailo
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5/22/2015 | 10:24:03 AM
CenturyLink my new ISP
Clear Wimax is finally shutting down the local WiMax antenna in my neighborhood, so I jumped over the CenturyLink.   Having been burned twice a couple of years ago by DSL, I was pleasantly surprised at the high quality and fast speed I get from their ADSL2+ network!

The big change is they have put their DSLAMs all over the neighborhood so instead of connecting to a CO 12,000 ft away, the tap from the twisted pair from my apartment to their fiber optical network is more like 100 to 300 feet.

I went nosing around their web pages and it looks like they are positioning themselves in the "new IP' world of cloud computing and perhaps NFV and SDN.

They are also just starting to roll out 1G service in Seattle (I live in a far suburb of there) it seems like with the work they've done on distributing DSLAMs that is now a "last mile" (or rather last 200ft!) problem.

 


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