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  1. djmaxwell

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    Better ROI in the new developments. It is hard to convince established customers of other services to switch.
     
  2. SledgeHammer

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    I don't know if we are not seeing a shift in that... many customers are jumping nowadays as some providers price hikes are out of control.
     
  3. Phil T

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    After AT&T ruined DirecTV and their overseas customer service was giving me fits, I canceled both DirecTV and AT&T cell service in November 2017. Wednesday I went with my Father in law and helped him through the process of buying a new IPhone and porting two numbers from AT&T to T-Mobile. I have also helped my brother, his wife and several friends do the same. I realized this was the 6th and 7th numbers I have helped people port over from AT&T. Also brought a friend over to T-Mobile from Verizon.

    Something satisfying about giving back to a company who didn’t really want to keep my business.

    It is the gift that keeps on giving... :)
     
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  4. Rich

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    Our system is on poles. That makes me happy. Buried wiring is nice to have, poles are ugly. But you see why buried wiring kinda sucks when it comes to replacing and repairing. The site I worked at had all the feeders coming into the plant underground and that was a nightmare. I great thing when the plant opened in the '30s but 60 years later all we had was problems. Then came a huge project to put all the feeders on poles, I had to follow that job and train all the contractors that we used. More than 200 a day at times. Anything buried is gonna be a nightmare sooner or later.

    Rich
     
  5. SledgeHammer

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    Yeah, poles are ugly. Especially when they are a hodge-podge of upgrades over the years. One street by my work is a train wreck. One of the poles must have like 100 wires on it. It's almost falling over. Buried lasts longer though and isn't affected by weather. Upgrades are a problem though like you said unless the builders thought ahead and put in service friendly stuff like conduits, access, etc. My house was built in 2002 and the corner of my house to the Cox tap is probably 20 to 30 ft and Cox was able to easily pull out the RG6 drop and put in a RG10 drop.

    I just don't see the need for FTTH retro-fits. If somebody cares about PQ for TV, they can get DirecTV if cable isn't good enough. If you are cool with < 100Mbps, DSL is fine and most areas have Cable. Very few people need fast upload speeds.

    I don't think Google Fiber is going to be doing much more of a build out, so its going to be T or nothing. I believe T in my area is fiber to the hubs now. I can't imagine them wanting to get FTTH due to cost and low demand when there is DOCSIS 3.1 over existing infrastructure.

    Cox DOCSIS 3.1 in my area is 1Gbps down / 30Mbps up and that isn't even close to maxing out the spec which is 10Gbps down / 1Gbps up. There is also DOCSIS 3.1 FD which is 10/10.

    Once you get above a ~200Mbps or so, you aren't going to get much ROI on an individual source. You'll just be able to max out several individual sources at once.
     
  6. inkahauts

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    Uh not quite.... Began when they first launched the HR20.
     
  7. Rich

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    Fixed it.

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