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    America's fourth-largest cable co. will offer 10Gbps fiber

    Altice USA may not be the most recognized ISP name out there, but the country’s fourth-largest provider is about to get a big upgrade over the next five years or so. According to the company’s roadmap, Altice plans to bring high-speed, 10 Gbps fiber lines directly to its 8.3 million customers starting in 2017.
    Made up of the former Cablevision and Suddenlink networks, Altice plans to accelerate their rollout by skipping the DOCSIS 3.1 system that bigger providers like Comcast have been installing for cities where they provide a gigabit connection. Rather than building another hybrid fiber and cable network, Altice is going straight to a fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) system — something even Google Fiber failed to follow through on when Alphabet paused its rollout earlier this year.

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    *Verizon has acquired AOL, Engadget’s parent company. However, Engadget maintains full editorial control, and Verizon will have to pry it from our cold, dead hands.

     

    https://www.engadget.com/2016/11/30/americas-fourth-largest-cable-co-will-offer-10gbps-fiber/

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  • ThouArtThat (1623 posts)
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    1. Have FIOS Directly Inside The House Here In Upstate New York

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  • Charles (509 posts)
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    2. Jealous. I'm scraping along at 20Mbps currently. Next year we get 200Mbps

    10Gbps. Can’t even fathom it…

    • Hobbit709 (1196 posts)
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      6. Until this April I had AT&T DSL. Avg. 5.4 Mbps down and 650 Kbps up.

      That was costing me $55/mo. Google Fiber is $70/mo and I’m averaging 950 Mbps down and 960 Mbps up.

      I won't shut up and I don't waste my time teaching pigs to sing
      • Charles (509 posts)
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        7. Congratz on the upgrade. That's a huge difference

  • LiberalArkie (3335 posts)
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    3. I like the * remark on the article

  • Eggar (681 posts)
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    4. is that as fast as

    the public owned nooganet?

     

    oops… I suppose so. Still, I wish public ownership would pick up in more areas soon

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  • Hobbit709 (1196 posts)
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    5. My Google Fiber is directly into the modem box.

    I won't shut up and I don't waste my time teaching pigs to sing
  • retired liberal (951 posts)
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    8. Most web sites won't take advantage of that extra speed and most home computers

    can’t.

    Especially Windows machines. I have an older, slower Linux machine that runs rings around the faster Windows machines on network speed.
    I have 1 gig Google Fiber and download speeds vary all over the place, depending on the source.

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