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posted by martyb on Friday May 30 2014, @01:41AM   Printer-friendly [Skip to comment(s)]
from the fiber-makes-you-go-faster dept.

Stop the Cap! reports that TDS Telecom has started their roll-out of gigabit broadband in New Hampshire. The first town to receive the service is Hollis, with Andover, Boscawen, New London, Salisbury, Springfield, Sutton, and Wilmot on the list. Even though Hollis has a population of just 7,600, this is still more coverage than AT&T's "fiber to the press release" roll out in Austin, TX.

The report states 1,000/400Mbps would be available for only $99.95/month with a $20/month discount if you bundle TV service.

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  • (Score: 2) by kaszz on Friday May 30 2014, @01:53AM

    by kaszz (4211) on Friday May 30 2014, @01:53AM (#48977) Journal

    So how long before they merge with supercorp or is sued for something like breaking a monopoly? There's sure some bribes waiting for the municipality if they stop this.

    • (Score: 3, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 30 2014, @02:49AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 30 2014, @02:49AM (#48987)

      i'm just an anecdote, but i had tds metrocom for years. they provided pretty good service, (business) support is, or at least was, straight from their noc. they also mirror a lot of open source projects http://mirrors.tds.net./ [mirrors.tds.net]

  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by paulej72 on Friday May 30 2014, @03:37AM

    by paulej72 (58) on Friday May 30 2014, @03:37AM (#48998) Journal

    NCommander plans to move to NH. He should make sure to choose one these places to live.

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    • (Score: 4, Insightful) by edIII on Friday May 30 2014, @04:58AM

      by edIII (791) on Friday May 30 2014, @04:58AM (#49015)

      NCommander could serve all of Soylent out his basement with that kind of connection. Which, if you think about it, is strangely fitting for out little place. That's about as anti-corp you can get :)

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      • (Score: 2) by Tork on Friday May 30 2014, @06:40AM

        by Tork (3914) on Friday May 30 2014, @06:40AM (#49040)
        Heh. Yeah, until they whip out that "no servers!" clause that effectively means they can shut you down for any reason of their choosing.
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        • (Score: 2) by edIII on Friday May 30 2014, @07:37AM

          by edIII (791) on Friday May 30 2014, @07:37AM (#49058)

          With that kind of bandwidth he may be able to mirror the site, but limit it to TOR on inbound. Two birds with one stone.

          If I had that connection I would be running a TOR exit node just for the hell of it to see what they would say.

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  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 30 2014, @05:28AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 30 2014, @05:28AM (#49022)

    It really highlights just how bad the state of broadband is in the US when the rollout of just 1G internet can make news.

    I guess it won't surprise anyone when I say that I can get 1G broadband for only ~$30 a month in where I live. Hint: that's possible in lots of places around the world, so don't bother guessing.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 30 2014, @12:21PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 30 2014, @12:21PM (#49117)

      Indeed. $100/month for consumer broadband is hardly a "deal". It is crazily expensive. $20-$60 is the right price point. Google Fiber's not much cheaper. Verizon sucks and their basic tiers aren't even competitive with lowly cable.

      • (Score: 1) by GeminiDomino on Friday May 30 2014, @01:49PM

        by GeminiDomino (661) on Friday May 30 2014, @01:49PM (#49146)

        Crazy expensive compared to outside the CSA, maybe. Compared to the $80 I'm paying for (10M/758k + !Comcast), it's a fuckin' steal.

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        • (Score: 1) by camaro on Friday May 30 2014, @04:28PM

          by camaro (584) on Friday May 30 2014, @04:28PM (#49199)

          Exactly. I'm paying that much for a 5Mb satellite connection. (And yes, it's my only option in my rural area)

          • (Score: 2) by ls671 on Saturday May 31 2014, @03:12AM

            by ls671 (891) Subscriber Badge on Saturday May 31 2014, @03:12AM (#49421) Homepage

            Can you also upload to the sat at 5Mbs or you upload through a land line and that 5Mbs is only for download? What is upload bandwidth anyway?

            Thanks,

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            • (Score: 1) by camaro on Saturday May 31 2014, @02:25PM

              by camaro (584) on Saturday May 31 2014, @02:25PM (#49562)

              It's a 2-way satellite connection, up and down, with a 1Mb upload bandwidth.

  • (Score: 1) by Daiv on Friday May 30 2014, @06:45PM

    by Daiv (3940) on Friday May 30 2014, @06:45PM (#49242)

    Great! Now can I finally get 5 mbps down for $20/mo (or cheaper) in my city (4 sq mi) with 16k people, in my county with ~1 million people? Cheapest I can get internet around here is 2/1 mbps for $40/mo.