Northwest Connecticut Fiber Broadband Initiative Webinar: Session 2 - Shared screen with speaker view
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I see 25 on the call. :-)
with all due respect...this is an awesome presentation for those not familiar with the internet and its potential. are we going to get to the part where local officials get practical information on best practices to bring high speed internet to our communities?
This stuff is foundational though.
It's hard to speak about it if the terms are not well defined and there's a shared understanding.
Hi Kyle - this week’s going is to provide internet 101 to get everyone technically on the same page. Next Friday’s focus is on what we can do and how to think locally about ftth.
awesome. thank you. see you next a Friday. this work is very appreciated. thank you.
Sounds good! See you next Friday. -B
Not to mention that Comcast is charging $250 per month for that shared 250MBPS cable connection...
DOCSIS is a protocol
@ lucas.. that’s why this initiative drives towards the availability of ubiquitous, adequate and affordable high-speed digital connectivity
@Ben Believe me, I'm already 110% on board with this proposal.
I think the short summary of this is that you _can_ push higher speeds through phone lines or cable lines than what we're getting, but not through the existing wires (no matter the protocol). We'd still need updated wiring.If we're updating the wiring, then we should update to the best available technology which is fiber. The cost is similar.
@Ben As a matter of fact, if you like, I can provide the group with some practical examples of why this is so important once the presentation is done. I work in a field that would benefit dramatically from fiber internet.
In Goshen we already have a lot of fiber trunk wiring. Are you saying if we buy our own 3.1 modem we can get those speeds?
@Brian… Here’s a good comparison… This agrees with what you’re stating… https://broadbandlibrary.com/evolve-or-die-can-docsis-4-0-compete-with-fiber/
Lines here get 400
Lines here can get to 400 M in theory. I pay for 400 M and often get half that, especially with all the usage these days.
before we close, can someone boil down the key takeaway for local officials considering upgrading internet delivery to homeowners?
thank you. good answer...we need to bring our villagers along on this learning curve...
I hope they're not using ftp in Germany and Japan . . .
And these hours-long uploads are prone to dropouts
This is my humble opinion: The local town funds "wire on the street", and there is an opportunity in each community for a local ISP (room for a private company or even town operated) to handle the home connections. Comcast and Frontier and others are not interested because the houses are too far apart, but the local community has vested interest.Up to the town to bring in the big pipe, and the community to bring it to the home. Lots of technical ways to solve that.
Thank you Kim!
I won't call you Dr. Maxwell. :-)
Somewhat like Lucas: I'm a software developer who runs my company out of my home office in Barkhamsted. Reliable and fast internet is a critical need for me.