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Old 06-29-2015, 05:56 PM
 
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I don't suppose Sat. service would be any better, just more expensive. This is interesting to know since I'm considering moving to Ocala. The things you take for granted in the city...
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Old 06-29-2015, 07:41 PM
 
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Given your background in another thread, I would imagine you would expect internet at speeds and reliability comparable to where you are now. Unless you can get BrightHouse, you are SOL. I know parts of Dunnellon has Brighthouse cable. If access is a necessity, make sure you verify with a specific address in mind. You definitely don't want satellite.
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Old 11-14-2015, 07:47 AM
 
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I live by the shore near winn-dixie. Right now Comcast is the only available cable internet service provider here. I keep calling cox every month when they are going to have service in my area but they said my place is only exclusive for cox. Sucks I thought monopoly is not allowed but this is the truth.
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Old 11-14-2015, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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Sucks I thought monopoly is not allowed but this is the truth.
You can blame the government for licensing restrictions on where and how can provide such services. Yes, it is monopolistic.

In some cases, the cable providers may not want to pay for the cost to provide coverage to all homes/communities in their coverage area. Such infrastructure isn't cheap and they want to recover those fees as quickly as they can.
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Old 02-21-2017, 07:38 PM
 
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So still no luck and still no service other than Centurylink 1.5 mbps. This a complete joke and needs to change. Just run the coax down the street a half mile!!
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Old 02-21-2017, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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So still no luck and still no service other than Centurylink 1.5 mbps. This a complete joke and needs to change. Just run the coax down the street a half mile!!
Unfortunately, unless you are wealthy enough to pay for the new coax yourself or until there are enough subscribers in the your area, not likely that the line will be run. Laying and burying new cable lines is far from cheap.

The cable/internet company can't just run down to Home Depot to buy a cheap Coax cable and having a local "Bubba" with a shovel to bury it for a 6 pack of beer.
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Old 06-22-2018, 07:57 PM
 
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Here we are 5 years later...and still no coax cable to all the houses off Locust road. 5g wireless internet can't come soon enough!!
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Old 06-22-2018, 08:13 PM
 
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I live within the city limits and we were promised about 6 years ago that we would get Fiber Optic lines run to our community for phone/cable/internet. Guess what has happened up until now. I will give you 3 guesses.
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Old 06-22-2018, 08:33 PM
 
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HA!Good luck with that! At this point I'm just waiting for 5g wireless internet....but they are building quite a few new homes around me and Duke Energy just replaced the old power lines with taller ones...plenty of room to run that coax on the power lines.
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Old 06-23-2018, 04:22 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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...plenty of room to run that coax on the power lines.
Not a simple matter of just adding it to the existing utility poles without getting permission from the owners of those poles. It isn't necessarily owned by the city or the county.
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