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Tue, Oct 13, 2015 12:52 PM

Gigapower, Turner Farms - Garner N.C.

Received Flyer on door from AT&T that gigapower is coming,  last week the orange cables and access boxes were installed thru my entire street - Is there a schedule when the service will be available?

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8 Messages

6 y ago

Not really. I got the flyer and had fiber installed in July here in Apex. I ran into a tech the other day that said we should have service this month, but I'll believe that as soon as I see it. I have noticed from other boards that some communites get service in 2-3 months while others can take as long as 10 months. The only way to tell is to sign up to be notified when serivce is live or to do what I do which is to check online most days lol.

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3 Messages

6 y ago

Just had install finished in West Raleigh (near Edwards Mill and Wade Ave).....speeds are considerably less than advertised.  The installation tech tried everything, but couldn't explain it.  I'm getting 150-200mbps consistently.  I would hold off.  

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8 Messages

6 y ago

Are you using cat 5e or cat 6 ethernet cables?

 

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3 Messages

6 y ago

CAT6.  I'm getting 200 at best with a 3ft CAT6 cable hardwired to the AT&T modem.  The installation tech couldn't explain it, but when he talked to an AT&T rep suddenly the speed shot up to 875+.  Could the speeds be throttled?

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8 Messages

6 y ago

To the best of your knowledge are you the first on your street to get
service? That could be part of the problem. They also have some backhaul
and peering problems. Google fiber can maintain speeds of 700mbps even to
Europe; while gigapower struggles with speeds over 300mbps outside of the
core network. Gigapower also uses G-PON which shares a 2.5gigabit
connection among 16 users. Just like cable if you and all your neighbors
are using at the same time your speed is going to go down. Gigapower is
much better than cable overall, but not as good as Google Fiber which gives
each user their own dedicated connection, so you can maintain higher speeds
no matter how many of your neighbors are using. Who knows when google will
light up, but when they do if I were you I'd switch. I probably won't have
that choice here in Apex.

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