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Old 03-03-2015, 02:27 AM
 
Location: Just outside of McDonough, Georgia
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We don't.
Next on your wish list.
What's wrong with increased competition? Nobody would force you to get Google Fiber if it was available on the Front Range. Heck, it doesn't even have to be Google Fiber, it could be some other firm.

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Old 03-03-2015, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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What's wrong with increased competition? Nobody would force you to get Google Fiber if it was available on the Front Range. Heck, it doesn't even have to be Google Fiber, it could be some other firm.

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Google has no plans for a fiber system in Denver. Even in the few cities that they do have plans for, they are having major problems getting started, and much of their planned fiber may never get built. Google doesn't really have an interest in building a lot of fiber. They are just trying to spur development.

In short Fiber-To-The-Premises (FTTP) sounds nice, but it is really not cost effective to build. From a consumer point of view, FTTP tends to cost much more then DSL or cable (especially for installation) and have speeds no greater then that of cable.

Your best bet for fiber will probably come from Comcast or CenturyLink. Though if somebody was to build a third system, that would certainly be good for prices, but don't hold your breath for that to happen, for the above reasons.
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Old 03-05-2015, 08:04 AM
 
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The 3rd provider will most likely be from cities. Longmont is starting to roll out NextLight which had 1 gig download speeds for $50 a month. There are some regulatory issues that cities have to overcome before they can offer service, but it can be done.
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Old 03-05-2015, 08:20 AM
 
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Not sure on here, but didn't some states ban cities from getting in the ISP business (basically to lock in the incumbent cable co's).

I'd love to see more options, Comcast is driving me crazy, but I don't want to go to CenturyLink either
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Old 03-05-2015, 10:10 AM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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Not sure on here, but didn't some states ban cities from getting in the ISP business (basically to lock in the incumbent cable co's).

I'd love to see more options, Comcast is driving me crazy, but I don't want to go to CenturyLink either
Yes, but the FCC is moving to overturn those bans, which of course the industry is contesting.

The FCC rules against state limits on city-run Internet - The Washington Post

Re alternatives to cable or DSL providers, there are WiMAX and 4G LTE "hotspot" providers of Internet access. And satellite, with its issues.
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Old 03-05-2015, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Way up high
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Do not get Comcast's X1 Platform. Totally blows. I've had to call them 19 times since Sept. Had a technician come out twice in one day. Very expensive and their internet blows as well-constantly freezing and slow. I can't wait to get rid of them in May
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Old 03-05-2015, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Do not get Comcast's X1 Platform. Totally blows. I've had to call them 19 times since Sept. Had a technician come out twice in one day. Very expensive and their internet blows as well-constantly freezing and slow. I can't wait to get rid of them in May
Maybe it varies by location? I've had it since November, and no issues.
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Old 03-05-2015, 11:51 AM
 
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Maybe it does but here in Lakewood it blows
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Old 03-05-2015, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Maybe it does but here in Lakewood it blows
I'm in Stapleton, in an area that was just being built out. So maybe it's the newer cables or something....
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