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Old 05-02-2018, 09:17 PM
 
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I can't seem to find any empirical data on this, just some numbers from the fiber industry, of course saying it does.

But has anybody really sold their house for more because it has fiber?

Also, how many homes in Atlanta have fiber connections? I know Google came to town a while ago and then fizzled out. Is it common in the area?

I just had a fiber line put in my house. I'm not buying the Gigabit service, but it's available. I'm wondering if that's actually a unique amenity or just "whatever." Of course, when I sell someday, everything will probably be completely wireless. It's really just a curiosity.
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Vinings
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I wish I had fiber but don't. And it's a condo so I probably couldn't get it. So I'd say yes it does add to the home value. Not sure by how much though.
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Old 05-03-2018, 03:24 AM
 
Location: Gwinnett County, Georgia
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For what it is worth, we just had an appraisal done. We have fiber in the neighborhood, but it never came up, nor did it influence the value. I don't think it would have justified a higher list or selling price either.
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Old 05-03-2018, 07:04 AM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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For people who want a fast connection, yes. I wouldn't buy a hiuse without it.

AT&T has expanded over the metro with it.
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Old 05-03-2018, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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https://corporate.comcast.com/news-i...-and-nashville

Comcast is rolling out "DOCSIS 3.1" across the nation. From what I've read, it relies on existing cables, so no need to dig. Just need a new modem. It reaches 1 gig, and I think "true" fiber can be faster.

I still am at the 60Mbps tier though to save $.

Doesn't hurt to advertise it in your listing though, if you want to market it as a smart home.
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Old 05-03-2018, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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Given how relatively inexpensive it is to have fiber installed, I seriously doubt if having or not having it moves the needle on a home's sales price.
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Old 05-03-2018, 05:32 PM
 
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Oh, I'm not listing the house any time soon.

I also only got the 60 Mbps service. Used to have 30, and they said if I wanted anything more, they'd have to convert to fiber, so I just let them do it.

One thing I will say I've noticed....the speed is fine, but what's really helpful is the ping and jitter rates are ridiculously low.

I'm kind of skeptical of gigabit service. Even if I can really get speeds that high, I don't think anybody sends that fast. Can anybody who has it confirm? Do you really notice that big of a difference from 60 Mbps, which is fine for most applications?
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Old 05-03-2018, 06:44 PM
 
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I dont think having fiber increases your home value. But I do believe living in an area with it available gives you better chances against comparable areas which don't.
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Old 05-04-2018, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Oh, I'm not listing the house any time soon.

I also only got the 60 Mbps service. Used to have 30, and they said if I wanted anything more, they'd have to convert to fiber, so I just let them do it.

One thing I will say I've noticed....the speed is fine, but what's really helpful is the ping and jitter rates are ridiculously low.

I'm kind of skeptical of gigabit service. Even if I can really get speeds that high, I don't think anybody sends that fast. Can anybody who has it confirm? Do you really notice that big of a difference from 60 Mbps, which is fine for most applications?
Depends how many devices and people are in your home. I thought 25 was enough for 3 people, but it's not anymore these days with all the HD streaming.

60 is good most of the time, unless someone is updating their phone, or watching a 4k stream.

1 gig could be worth it for a big household, or if you're the type that likes to download unofficial shows and movies.
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Old 05-04-2018, 08:05 AM
 
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Given how relatively inexpensive it is to have fiber installed, I seriously doubt if having or not having it moves the needle on a home's sales price.
It's not about the cost but the availability, you are at ATT's mercy.
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