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CWC has completed their testing

Discussion in 'Community Broadband & Computers' started by hornerjo, Jun 16, 2002.

  1. hornerjo

    hornerjo Senior Member

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    I have been informed that CWC has completed their beta testing and will soon be ready to begin rollout of service. Their website is supposed to come online this week. Within 60 days we should be running at full steam!

    More information to come as I receieve it.

    John

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  2. SpongeBob

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    That is great news! A lot of people are looking forward to the rollout. As Adelphia appears to be faltering, CWC should have a great market. Look forward to more details to come. Great work! :D
     
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    What is the url for the website? How will other residence know about the offer when the process is completed?
     
  4. hornerjo

    hornerjo Senior Member

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    I don't have url information as of yet, but when I get I'll post it here first.

    John

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    CWC does not have a website yet, ive searched and cant find it. Do we know "how well" the testing went? Was it better than expected, enough to provide some type of service, or secret. You can tell me but then you'd have to kill me type of thing...:)
    Any details would be great to hear.
    Thx,


    DwArFlOrD
     
  6. Twriter

    Twriter Get a Mac!

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    Has the HOA signed the contract yet? As I recall, CWC promises rollout within 60 days of a signed contract.
     
  7. hornerjo

    hornerjo Senior Member

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    They have done as much testing as they can do until they get their access point up on a local tower which, according to CWC, will be even better for signal levels.

    As for the contract, I'm putting final edits into it tonight and will be presenting it to the head HOA ASAP.

    John

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  8. SpongeBob

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    Is the local tower to which you refer going to be dedicated to our system or will also serve surrounding communities? I have heard that they are doing a similar deployment over in Ashburn Village. Will we be "sharing" this antennae and the related pipeline with other communities or will it be for Broadlands' exclusive use and is that spelled out in the contract?
     
  9. hornerjo

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    I don't know for certain, but I would guess they will be sharing the antenna with other communities, if I was the ISP I'd want to maximize its use also. I'm guessing they will want to put up several 120 degree sector antennas on each tower. I don't know what other communities have in terms of contracts with CWC, I don't think CWC is even talking to any others yet until they get us up and rolling smoothly.

    John

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  10. SpongeBob

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    Are there bandwidth performance guarantees in the contract with CWC? I guess I'm just worried that if they start adding other communities, our performance will suffer, much like what is happening now with Adelphia. I don't know enough about how 802.11b and how it handles traffic. Is it the kind of thing where the more people that are using it, the slower it gets? Thanks!
     
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    Just wondering if we've heard anything on how it's going.

    Also, would love to know if there is a guaranteed bandwidth and if there was any finaliztion of pricing.

    Thanks..

    Vinny
     
  12. hornerjo

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    Yes, there are guaranteed bandwidth - but to an extent I think. If the antennas (routers) begin to get too clogged, CWC will put up more in sectors to meet the demand. As for their link to the internet (their backbone), once it hits 70-75% usage they will increase their pipe.

    Oh, and as to how they are going. CWC is finalizing agreements with local towers for space this week which they are spending almost all their time on right and (and is their #1 priority). They still expect to be live sometime in July.

    John

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    Edited by - hornerjo on 06/24/2002 16:29:28
     
  13. weshsu

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    Was there any mention of how weather affected bandwith during the beta test? Also, since 802.11b is transmitted in the 2.4GHz range, was there any reports of interference with people's 2.4GHz telephones? Personally, I have not seen this problem. But a neighbor of mine has problems with his Siemens phone system once he introduced his WAP. If a SOHO WAP can interfere, I wonder how CWC's transmitters will interfere, as they are certainly transmitting at a much high power.

    And, as a completely separate issue...did anyone report problems with their remote controls for their garage door openers? A coworker of mine (and at least 6 neighbors in his immediate area) in South Riding reported that their Craftsman remotes stopped working (all on the same day). They are currently investigating. One coincidence was that a Sprint tower was recently turned on.

    Wes
     
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    Any word on the website URL?
     
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    Well we didn't notice any problems with interference while we did the beta test. Weather can effect it so I'm told, but I don't know how much. Unfortunately the only way to test that is to try it when the antennas are up on the tower and when its a torrential downpour outside. But reading up on the WISP forum on DSLR most people have little to no problems in rain. 2.5ghz phones will also interfere but from our tests they don't bring down the performance very much at all (if any).

    As for the garage door openers, thats a new one on me. No one on our block has had any problems from what I can tell. My craftsman has worked the same since I bought it.

    CWC Website:
    I'll ask when I speak to CWC again, I don't know what the holdup is.

    John

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