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Northwest Connecticut Fiber Broadband Initiative Webinar: Session 2 - Shared screen with speaker view
jeremiah
16:16
I see 25 on the call. :-)
jeremiah
16:26
Not yet
Benjamin Paletsky
19:10
25! nice…
Kyle Wilkinson
29:26
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?
jeremiah
30:43
This stuff is foundational though.
jeremiah
31:12
It's hard to speak about it if the terms are not well defined and there's a shared understanding.
Benjamin Paletsky
31:21
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.
Kyle Wilkinson
32:20
awesome. thank you. see you next a Friday. this work is very appreciated. thank you.
Benjamin Paletsky
32:56
Sounds good! See you next Friday. -B
Brian Johnson
50:34
4G
Lucas Hofstatter
50:36
Not to mention that Comcast is charging $250 per month for that shared 250MBPS cable connection...
jeremiah
51:27
https://www.cablelabs.com/technologies/docsis-3-1
Libby Z
51:42
DOCSIS is a protocol
jeremiah
52:00
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DOCSIS
Benjamin Paletsky
53:12
@ lucas.. that’s why this initiative drives towards the availability of ubiquitous, adequate and affordable high-speed digital connectivity
Lucas Hofstatter
55:42
@Ben Believe me, I'm already 110% on board with this proposal.
Brian Johnson
56:16
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.
Lucas Hofstatter
57:09
@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.
Libby Z
57:30
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?
Benjamin Paletsky
57:35
@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/
Libby Z
57:59
Lines here get 400
jeremiah
01:03:19
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.
Kyle Wilkinson
01:03:47
before we close, can someone boil down the key takeaway for local officials considering upgrading internet delivery to homeowners?
Kyle Wilkinson
01:05:45
thx
Kyle Wilkinson
01:07:13
thank you. good answer...we need to bring our villagers along on this learning curve...
jeremiah
01:08:10
I hope they're not using ftp in Germany and Japan . . .
Wayne Hileman
01:08:15
And these hours-long uploads are prone to dropouts
Jaren havell
01:08:20
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.
jeremiah
01:09:41
Thank you Kim!
jeremiah
01:09:53
I won't call you Dr. Maxwell. :-)
Brian Johnson
01:09:55
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.
Kyle Wilkinson
01:10:11
thanks
Beth
01:10:20
Thank you!