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Old 10-28-2012, 01:50 PM
 
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god i can't wait for google fiber to roll out.
A residential fiber installation costs $700-900 per household, on average (this is the figure Verizon has quoted for FiOS). Google's installations are likely to cost more because the electronics to carry the incremental bandwidth are more expensive. Let's say it's $1000 per household for Google. At last report Google had about $40 billion in cash, which corresponds to 40 million households. The questions are, would Google go back to the capital markets to raise additional cash and would the Google board put all their eggs in one basket by burning all their cash on this one business proposition? It's speculative. Verizon unloaded some local service properties (including Durham) mainly to raise capital for FiOS and to focus their rollout.

Odds are, Google will expand their fiber rollout over time -- but I wouldn't hold my breath that it's coming to the Triangle anytime soon.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Clayton, NC
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I switched to earthling for 6 month promo. No 3.95 fee per the agent. Earthlink is builded through TWC and used roadrunner. just repackaged I guess.
Did you call EarthLink directly or Time Warner? Any interruption in service?
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:29 AM
 
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Did you call EarthLink directly or Time Warner? Any interruption in service?
I called earthlink using the phone number on earthlink.net. No interruptions. Same modem same bill (just cheaper). Took about 15 minutes on the phone with them.
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Well, check again for U-Verse availability, in case they've rolled it out since. Otherwise Earthlink would probably be your only other option.
Durham is not in an AT&T service area, and U-Verse will never be available here as long as that's true.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Oxxford Hunt, Cary NC
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Durham is not in an AT&T service area, and U-Verse will never be available here as long as that's true.
Ah yeah, I forgot about that.. I guess TWC has a stranglehold then. :-(
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:13 PM
 
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I haven't gotten any information from TWC about this. Why are they sending postcards when they usually send information like this with your bill? When is the charge supposed to begin? I'm not paying a leasing fee for a modem when I haven't been given a chance to purchase one of my own.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:11 AM
 
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I haven't gotten any information from TWC about this. Why are they sending postcards when they usually send information like this with your bill? When is the charge supposed to begin? I'm not paying a leasing fee for a modem when I haven't been given a chance to purchase one of my own.

The card I received has 11/1/ 2012.

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Old 10-30-2012, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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The card I received has Nov. 2012.
And nothing more specific than that on the postcards. When in November?
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Oxxford Hunt, Cary NC
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And nothing more specific than that on the postcards. When in November?
Mine said November 1.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:39 AM
 
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I'm pretty psyched for U-Verse, although I also hate to give up Tivo. Hopefully the wireless 2nd receiver and on-demand capability will make up for it (TWC has on demand also, but not if you use a Tivo DVR as your cable box).
U-Verse has digital recording on their system. Back when we still got the TV service we used it all the time. We ended up canceling the TV service though since we rarely watch TV in the first place.
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