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raiden
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I'm so looking forward to Google Fiber. It will be very awesome to finally ditch TWC and their shit service.

GO GOOGLE!!

Also, FIRST on page 3

4/25/2015 9:38:47 AM

dtownral
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You are eager to pay more money?

4/25/2015 3:26:50 PM

V0LC0M
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and lose every bit of internet privacy as well

[Edited on April 27, 2015 at 3:39 PM. Reason : although i hate twc as much as the next guy so maybe its worth it]

4/27/2015 3:31:11 PM

BigMan157
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every damn site has analytics on it nowadays, Google already knows everything about you

4/28/2015 2:48:52 AM

sumfoo1
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seriously my work internet traffic is more private than my home is mostly because its dry fiber straight through MCNC.

4/28/2015 7:09:14 AM

Master_Yoda
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^ whos your dns server, email provider, and how often do you visit facebook/google?

I bet its not as private as you think. Ya its probably slightly more than your generic residential ISP, but still theres plenty of other ways to track you.

4/28/2015 1:24:15 PM

sumfoo1
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We are, We are, never, a lot.

i know google tracks everything... also.. i use chrome.. so there is that too.

also it was a joke... being that i work for wake county and they send us a bandwidth report from our user name monthly.


[Edited on April 28, 2015 at 4:11 PM. Reason : .]

4/28/2015 4:10:54 PM

Nighthawk
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I got hit up by work security team because I transferred 30GB on my network connection last Thursday. It was my cloud sync of my photos from my external HDD at work to my OneDrive and then back to my home connection. They never give us a bandwidth report, but they do check to make sure its nothing inappropriate or unknown.

4/28/2015 6:51:16 PM

Master_Yoda
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http://www.dslreports.com/r0/download/2214947~f0b3344b98b3cb0eb9754dafc8cf20ae/TF15-066%20Hut%20Presentation%20for%20Town%20of%20Cary.pdf

Cary getting 4 fiberhoods.

Also only Cary would have to have a design submission for color of brick.

5/5/2015 9:54:40 AM

JCE2011
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Hell yea Cary. If they build it in Godbold park they better keep barbed wire on it to keep all those pot smoking hooligans away from my fiber.

5/5/2015 11:22:40 AM

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^^Yay! Hope Cary is first. I plan on going door-to-door to get neighbors to sign up early. After all the popcorn and crap I've bought from the little hellions around here, it's about time they bought something I'm "selling"

I could have really used it today. First time downloading an entire Xbone game. It's pegging out 30 Mbps, but only 41% after 2+ hr.

It does look like they're sticking to the timelines of their earlier roll-outs though. I'm a bit bummed about that.

5/15/2015 3:06:04 PM

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I live in Wake Forest and I'll be the first to say that I'll all over this. I can wait to fucking ditch TWC.

Quote :
"CenturyLink fast Internet service targets much of eastern NC, Triangle

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — CenturyLink is bringing fiber-optic Internet speeds to much of eastern North Carolina and parts of the Triangle, targeting what the communications company calls the "Fiber Gap."

Initial cities include Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Fayetteville, Greenville, Hillsboro, Rocky Mount, Wilson and many more.

CenturyLink thus becomes is the latest firm trying to cash in on the demand for "gigabit" ultra-fast net services, joining AT&T and Frontier Communications in the Triangle. Google Fiber also has announced plans for gigabit speed services in the Triangle.

The CenturyLink offering initially targets businesses and multi-tenant buildings rather than individual consumers. But a spokesperson told WRAL TechWire: "Look for our next news release later this week announcing the residential communities that are also qualifying for speeds up to one gig next!"

Details on pricing and specific service availability were not disclosed. But the list of communities where CenturyLink says it is offering service at speeds 100 times or more faster than standard cable Internet access is a lengthy one. The company also offers TV and entertainment services.

“We are so pleased to be able to offer ultra-fast fiber broadband speeds up 1 gigabit per second to our business customers throughout Central and Eastern North Carolina,” said Rondi Furgason, CenturyLink's vice president of regional operations. “Many businesses rely on fast Internet speeds to maintain their competitive edge in the market, and CenturyLink is committed to helping them harness the bandwidth they need to be successful.”

CenturyLink CenturyLink's coverage area includes territories in North Carolina once serviced by Sprint. Its regional headquarters is located in Franklin County just north of Wake Forest.

The company also is offering a variety of supporting technical services for businesses to help them manage higher-speed networks.

Where coverage is available

CenturyLink's initial announcement included the following communities:

Clayton, Dunn, Elizabeth City, Erwin, Fayetteville, Fuquay-Varina, Greenville, Henderson, Hillsboro, Hope Mills, Jacksonville, Kill Devil Hills, Kinston, Mebane, Morehead City, Nags Head, New Bern, Oxford, Pittsboro, Pope Army Airfield, Princeville, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Roxboro, Siler City, Smithfield, Southern Pines, Spring Lake, Tarboro, Wade, Wake Forest, Washington, Whiteville, Williamston, Wilson and Winterville.

(Where is coverage available? Visit: http://www.centurylinkquote.com/availability)

In recent years, CenturyLink has upgraded its network to support faster Internet speeds. The company, and Sprint preceding it, was under pressure to provide faster Internet services in rural areas of the state. AT&T and Frontier have faced similar pressure.

Wilson, for example, built its own fiber service (Greenlight) where it competes against Time Warner Cable and CenturyLink.

In order to foster better Internet service, the state of North Carolina through the eNC Authority, offered incentives and grants to help subsidize network expansion.

MCNC, which is based in RTP, also built its own statewide fiber network (the North Carolina Research and Education Network) to service schools, universities, state and municipal agencies and other clients such as healthcare providers.

CenturyLink, like AT&T, is also among the communications companies and trade groups that are seeking to overturn Federal Communications Commission rules on enforcing "net neutrality" and regulating Internet service providers. (On Monday, AT&T's chair and CEO Randall Stephenson predicted that the FCC rules would be overturned.)

CenturyLink now in the game

The announcement Monday signifies CenturyLink's upgrades to its network that blankets most of the state's eastern third.

"To deploy affordable 1 Gbps fiber service to business locations in new communities, CenturyLink is leveraging existing fiber infrastructure – the company’s national, advanced, fiber optic network backbone – and extending fiber from the network backbone to nearby locations," Simone Alley, CenturyLink's media manager for North Carolina and Virginia, told WRAL TechWire.

Initially, availability is limited to "multi-tenant unit office buildings or other types of buildings in office, retail (mini-malls or stand-alone pads) or industrial developments."

Alley said CenturyLink is now in a position to bring the so-called information superhighway to more areas.

"While fiber connectivity is now fairly pervasive in the 'tall and shiny' office buildings and high rises in major metropolitan areas, these smaller business locations are most likely to fall in the 'fiber gap,'" Alley explained.

"Because of the way that CenturyLink’s network evolved, our fiber infrastructure reaches more smaller communities and more rural areas compared to most other network providers. In the towns where service is expanding, we determined the footprint of eligible business locations in response to customer interest in gigabit fiber and to maximize deployment in areas where business location density makes our network investments economically viable."

While not disclosing specific pricing, Alley said some plans would be based on "a low monthly price per employee user."

Alley also would not say how much CenturyLink had invested in its network upgrade and expansion.

WRAL TechWire any time: Twitter, Facebook


Read more at http://wraltechwire.com/centurylink-fast-internet-service-targets-much-of-eastern-nc-triangle/14654900/#yS5hSimskEz4WYdQ.99"

5/19/2015 8:07:15 AM

afripino
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^can?

5/19/2015 11:06:39 AM

mellocj
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in case anyone is wondering what fiber optic actually LOOKS like, wral has a great picture of it here:

5/19/2015 11:20:33 AM

afripino
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wow...look at all those bits...

5/19/2015 11:44:52 AM

Grandmaster
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I've had fiber from CenturyLink in a number of those listed cities for like 3 years now. Granted I pay quite a bit for it...

5/19/2015 12:35:54 PM

Master_Yoda
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CL is gonna be years behind unless they are gonna do like ATT and drop major bucks. Considering CL is all copper anyway and ATT had a start with Uverse.

5/20/2015 7:48:55 PM

TKE-Teg
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Had another AT&T GigaPower flyer hanging on my front door earlier this week, as well as some more ground spray paint markings. Hopefully this stuff will be in the ground soon.

5/21/2015 8:44:04 AM

sumfoo1
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god i hope we get something...

twc is just lagging more and more it seems

5/21/2015 9:10:32 AM

FroshKiller
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Kinda want to hit a few neighborhoods with GOOG FBR 26" / 3 on the pavement.

5/21/2015 1:12:39 PM

BubbleBobble
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internet privacy means nothing anyway

who cares who does what with the information

I just live

5/31/2015 2:54:15 AM

raiden
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omg totally looking forward to google fiber.

and yes I would pay more for 1) not having to deal with TWC anymore and 2) LOTS more internetz speed.

and online privacy is a thing of the past. hai NSA!

6/6/2015 11:40:04 AM

BubbleBobble
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what the hell do you guys need faster internet for

get a fucking life, like me

6/6/2015 1:00:58 PM

KRUZNBY
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More fiber hut locations.
http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/counties/wake-county/article28446916.html

7/23/2015 6:43:53 PM

BIGcementpon
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One of the guys here at work grabbed all of the posted addresses for Raleigh, Cary, Morrisville, and Chapel Hill and put them on a google map.
https://batchgeo.com/map/7a86104ddbbd3a0fc4b774d603e6febd

Garner and Durham haven't said anything yet, but he'll update the map when they do. I just won't be able to update this post to say so.

7/24/2015 11:40:57 AM

moron
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^ according to that, I'm about 1.7 miles by driving, or about .8 miles as the crow flies to a google fiber hut.

7/24/2015 4:20:02 PM

BIGcementpon
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Similar for me. 1.8mi shortest path, or 2.1mi using more major roads. 1.3mi straight line though.
I'm told the serviceable distance from one hut is ~20,000 homes and a 5mi radius.

I'm really close to a school, so I hope that brings them my direction sooner.

7/24/2015 5:01:08 PM

dweedle
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is there a map for Gigapower huts, etc? I think they are supposed to be coming to the neighborhood I'm moving to

7/24/2015 5:04:27 PM

Master_Yoda
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Looking at BIGcementpon's map and some math, Garner may not "get" a fiberhut but can be covered by the Rock Quarry and Trailwood ones.

7/24/2015 10:35:12 PM

Nighthawk
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This website has some info on fiber huts and other fiber construction:

http://www.fibertothepress.com/

7/25/2015 9:27:48 AM

raiden
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damnit, they don't have anything on the west side of the airport. as it stands I'm about 7.8 miles away from the closest one.

7/27/2015 9:07:39 AM

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Yep, a little over 5 mi (by road) to the closest hut (Leesville).

7/27/2015 9:20:43 AM

quagmire02
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i'm 2 miles driving distance to the nearest hut

no idea what that means

7/27/2015 2:28:02 PM

nacstate
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I've seen a bunch of fiber being installed off Old Chapel Hill Rd near Farrington in Durham. I assume its Google. They need to hang a left on Farrington and bring it past my house.

7/31/2015 11:43:05 AM

Shrike
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I got an email from the Breckenridge HOA in Morrisville that they are going to be installing stuff over the weekend.

7/31/2015 12:58:07 PM

HockeyRoman
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^^ We're actually moving into Farrington Lake apartments, so I wonder if that means we will be eligible soon.

7/31/2015 2:16:31 PM

wahoowa
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currently being installed in Kitts Creek in Morrisville

[Edited on July 31, 2015 at 2:30 PM. Reason : a]

7/31/2015 2:30:38 PM

Master_Yoda
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^^ All they are doing now is laying fiber. Theyve yet to install the central offices where all this will come together. And all the fiber now is trunk lines, not to the house. Its still gonna be months if not a year or so before this gets to your house.

7/31/2015 10:02:31 PM

HockeyRoman
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Bleh. We may just suck it up and go with TWC until we buy a house in a few years where there is fiber.

7/31/2015 10:22:59 PM

dweedle
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TWC not having contracts is the only thing going for them right now...definitely a convenient option until Gigabit service is available, whether it's ATT or Google

[Edited on August 1, 2015 at 11:18 AM. Reason : fghdgq ]

8/1/2015 11:18:25 AM

Nighthawk
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^Yes I confirmed no data cap and no contract = I am going to TWC until Google Fiber or Gigapower is available, and then I'm gone.

8/2/2015 3:42:53 PM

nacstate
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I know there's still some time left before it gets to our house, but seeing progress so close to my house is still good.

8/4/2015 5:06:05 PM

seedless
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I live in Wake Forest but I can't get a t-shirt!!

WTF Google

8/4/2015 8:50:08 PM

dtownral
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do you all think you need gigabit, or is this just an FU to TWC?

8/4/2015 9:26:24 PM

seedless
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Latter.

8/4/2015 9:31:49 PM

dtownral
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that's worth $40+/month?

[Edited on August 4, 2015 at 9:34 PM. Reason : .]

8/4/2015 9:34:17 PM

seedless
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Yeah, then maybe they will lower there prices and then I'll switch back haha

8/4/2015 9:37:08 PM

nacstate
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It's not just the gigabit, they also offer TV for cheaper.

Based on my home setup I'd probably save $50 a month while getting better internet and more channels.

Plus fuck TWC.

8/5/2015 11:00:45 AM

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woo free t-shirts

Quote :
"Plus fuck TWC."


[Edited on August 5, 2015 at 12:12 PM. Reason : amen]

8/5/2015 12:10:16 PM

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https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=zCUSvwg3QEBs.kBW0oJ16isvE

"Crowd sourced maps for Triangle Fiber Forum readers at http://www.fibertothepress.com"

8/5/2015 1:49:51 PM

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