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Old 01-27-2015, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Good Riddance Comcast. Yay!
I work from home, and Comcast was dropping my VPN constantly - in spurts. There would be weeks at a time with no issues, and then just unreal periods of several days in a row of off and on.

I switched to U-Verse, and have not had one interruption in two years.

I'm fortunate to live in a neighborhood that BellSouth laid fiber in before the Olympics.
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Old 01-27-2015, 11:11 PM
 
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No Fiber in the Cascade area
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Old 01-28-2015, 01:07 AM
 
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My guess is that Roswell and Alpharetta get it a couple years after the other cities
Does it work that way?

I mean, once the initial cities are wired, will Google take a second look and expand further in the metro, or will they say, "Atlanta's done!" and move on to the next city?
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Old 01-28-2015, 05:18 AM
 
Location: Philly
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Does it work that way?

I mean, once the initial cities are wired, will Google take a second look and expand further in the metro, or will they say, "Atlanta's done!" and move on to the next city?
My understanding is that they expand based on demand. So, if enough people from Roswell are pinging them to show interest, at that point they will consider expanding. You have to live in a "Fiberhood" - meaning that it makes sense for them to spend the money to connect that neighborhood to their fiber optic network. So...get your neighbors on board and start showing interest!
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Old 01-28-2015, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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I wouldn't gamble on Roswell getting it anytime soon. Comcast is buying off your local elected officials with the overage fees they are charging you....and it very much seems that the Comcast has the mayor or Roswell, Jere Wood, in his pocket.

From Exclusive: politicians are supporting Comcast's TWC merger with letters ghostwritten by Comcast | The Verge

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On August 21st, 2014, Mayor Jere Wood of Roswell, Georgia, sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission expressing emphatic support for Comcast’s controversial effort to merge with Time Warner Cable. Not only did the mayor’s letter express personal excitement for the gargantuan deal — which critics say will create a monopoly that will harm millions of consumers — but it also claimed that the entire town of Roswell adored Comcast. "When Comcast makes a promise to act, it is comforting to know that they will always follow through," Wood's letter explained. "This is the type of attitude that makes Roswell proud to be involved with such a company," the letter asserts, "our residents are happy with the services it has provided and continues to provide each day.”

Yet Wood’s letter made one key omission: Neither Wood nor anyone representing Roswell’s residents wrote his letter to the FCC. Instead, a vice president of external affairs at Comcast authored the missive word for word in Mayor Wood's voice. According to email correspondence obtained through a public records request, the Republican mayor’s office apparently added one sign-off sentence and his signature to the corporate PR document, then sent it to federal regulators on the official letterhead of Roswell, Georgia.
This might explain why some other metro areas are conspicuously absent (like Alpharetta). This also explains why its so important for competitors to enter this market.
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Old 01-28-2015, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Historic West End
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I work from home, and Comcast was dropping my VPN constantly - in spurts. There would be weeks at a time with no issues, and then just unreal periods of several days in a row of off and on.

I switched to U-Verse, and have not had one interruption in two years.

I'm fortunate to live in a neighborhood that BellSouth laid fiber in before the Olympics.
Good for you , I was forced to choose Comcast because of where I live and hate it. It took them one year to issue my refund back and the wait time for customer service is lousy.
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Old 01-28-2015, 07:17 AM
 
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My understanding is that they expand based on demand. So, if enough people from Roswell are pinging them to show interest, at that point they will consider expanding. You have to live in a "Fiberhood" - meaning that it makes sense for them to spend the money to connect that neighborhood to their fiber optic network. So...get your neighbors on board and start showing interest!

How big are "Fiberhoods"? I live in Vine City, so if a Fiber Hood is "my street" then I`m screwed, but my proximity to Tech, Dome, AUC, etc It would make sense for me to get service. My Address is of course good, but the "Fiberhood" stuff worries me
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Old 01-28-2015, 07:21 AM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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Here are the Fiberhoods for Austin, so you get a idea of the size.

https://fiber.google.com/cities/austin/fiberhoods/
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Old 01-28-2015, 07:24 AM
 
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How big are "Fiberhoods"? I live in Vine City, so if a Fiber Hood is "my street" then I`m screwed, but my proximity to Tech, Dome, AUC, etc It would make sense for me to get service. My Address is of course good, but the "Fiberhood" stuff worries me
Look at how they have it broken out in KC: https://fiber.google.com/cities/kansascity/

It varies, but most "fiberhoods" seem to consist of at least a few blocks and some stretch for a few square miles. They are probably broken out by a combination of neighborhood boundaries but also utility layout.
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Old 01-28-2015, 07:54 AM
 
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Look at how they have it broken out in KC: https://fiber.google.com/cities/kansascity/

It varies, but most "fiberhoods" seem to consist of at least a few blocks and some stretch for a few square miles. They are probably broken out by a combination of neighborhood boundaries but also utility layout.

In KC they seem huge, compared to Austin. I guess there is no telling
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