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I wouldn't count on it. I'm stuck in the same boat as you. talked to a guy from centurylink and he said the updates to qwest's part of the network werent happening any time soon...
I think we should write the FCC, which by the way, Mandated that Centurylink Upgrade qwests residential services to match their own (20MBs in the areas around me that centurylink serves )
Get me a written up letter, I'll sign and send it too. CenturyLink offers 40Mb packages in my area, but not off Qwest's network.
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Get me a written up letter, I'll sign and send it too. CenturyLink offers 40Mb packages in my area, but not off Qwest's network.
I would doubt that i'm even remotely the best person to write a letter on OCN. Don't forget though that said process will take time, i just hoped (along with a lot of other people including you) that it would have at least begun already. if you want proof that the FCC mandated such a thing, you can find it on their Qwest/Centurylink Merger approval release. (i would post a link but couldn't find it atm.)
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I would doubt that i'm even remotely the best person to write a letter on OCN. Don't forget though that said process will take time, i just hoped (along with a lot of other people including you) that it would have at least begun already. if you want proof that the FCC mandated such a thing, you can find it on their Qwest/Centurylink Merger approval release. (i would post a link but couldn't find it atm.)
Well I'll call and complain then. Get the entire neighborhood to do the same. It's a start.
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post #14 of 23
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Well I'll call and complain then. Get the entire neighborhood to do the same. It's a start.
I'm more interested in hosting a Seminar for my neighborhood to get them together and find ISP willing to install Access along the Non-profit fiber that just got put down my road (non-profit municipalities cannot sell access directly to consumers in Washington state due to STATE LAW so i have to find another ISP that can ). I'm pretty sure accomplishing that would send a message to CenturyLink
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I'm more interested in hosting a Seminar for my neighborhood to get them together and find ISP willing to install Access along the Non-profit fiber that just got put down my road (non-profit municipalities cannot sell access directly to consumers in Washington state due to STATE LAW so i have to find another ISP that can ). I'm pretty sure accomplishing that would send a message to CenturyLink
You must be close-ish to Seattle or Spokane then. From what I was told, there's absolutely NO fiber in my city.
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Yup Spokane, the fiber line is a joint venture between NoaNet and the Port Of Whitman County, and was paid for by NTIA grants.
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Those fools changed the Qwest Field name also, to Century Link Field, pfft. Should of just kept it Seahawks Stadium. I just hate how all these stadiums and even team jerseys are just becoming ads.
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You must be close-ish to Seattle or Spokane then. From what I was told, there's absolutely NO fiber in my city.
Isn't any in Seattle either.


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Those fools changed the Qwest Field name also, to Century Link Field, pfft. Should of just kept it Seahawks Stadium. I just hate how all these stadiums and even team jerseys are just becoming ads.
Well it was Qwest field before. Still, Centrylink takes way too long to say. At least Qwest was easy.
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Isn't any in Seattle either.
Hmmm, my Qwest tech must've been mis informed. He told me that there's fiber in Seattle and Spokane, but nothing here in Yakima (right dab in the middle).

He did mention that we MIGHT be getting a CenturyLink store in the mall. If that's the case, they'll HAVE to run fiber, to show off their high speed internet services. I'm close-ish to the mall, so I might get lucky.

That's not till the end of 2012 though.

I'm sick of having only 3.5Mb Qwest (paying for 7) or Charter that only works quite literally 1/2 the time...the half that I'm not on too. Would it kill somebody, seriously, to give us a GOOD ISP around here?
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Hmmm, my Qwest tech must've been mis informed. He told me that there's fiber in Seattle and Spokane, but nothing here in Yakima (right dab in the middle).

He did mention that we MIGHT be getting a CenturyLink store in the mall. If that's the case, they'll HAVE to run fiber, to show off their high speed internet services. I'm close-ish to the mall, so I might get lucky.

That's not till the end of 2012 though.

I'm sick of having only 3.5Mb Qwest (paying for 7) or Charter that only works quite literally 1/2 the time...the half that I'm not on too. Would it kill somebody, seriously, to give us a GOOD ISP around here?
There is Fiber in all of those towns, it just isnt FTTH like Verizon's FIOS. most of it is backbone sadly
The Fiber being Run near me is Middle-mile, and litterally right accross from my driveway

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Well it was Qwest field before. Still, Centrylink takes way too long to say. At least Qwest was easy.
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