• Good News!

    From KK4QBN@VERT/KK4QBN to All on Mon Apr 17 12:50:10 2017
    Crews are installing FIBER on the highway next to my subdivision, less then 1/8 mile from my home. They were stating it was for business and edu use, For this BBS I will be able to get service for 20.00 less than I am paying now, and have up to 100+ faster speeds, this is running off the Chattanooga Gigabit backbone.

    This is going to be badass.. It will take a few more months for them to get a link to my home, but in the meantime I will be upgrading machines.

    Will have a Linux machine for most of my services, keep the XP machine for my native DOS games, and everything will be great!

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to KK4QBN on Tue Apr 18 11:24:00 2017
    KK4QBN wrote to All <=-

    Crews are installing FIBER on the highway next to my subdivision, less then 1/8 mile from my home. They were stating it was for business and
    edu use, For this BBS I will be able to get service for 20.00 less than
    I am paying now, and have up to 100+ faster speeds, this is running off the Chattanooga Gigabit backbone.

    Nice, I'm also weeks off a massive Internet speed upgrade as the NBN is rolled out here. Scheduled availability for me is May this year, and the presence of telco workers has slowed in the last week, so hopefully they're close to throwing the switch. :)


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  • From KK4QBN@VERT/KK4QBN to Vk3jed on Tue Apr 18 03:35:53 2017
    Re: Re: Good News!
    By: Vk3jed to KK4QBN on Tue Apr 18 2017 11:24 am

    Crews are installing FIBER on the highway next to my subdivision,
    less then 1/8 mile from my home. They were stating it was for
    business and edu use, For this BBS I will be able to get service for
    20.00 less than I am paying now, and have up to 100+ faster speeds,
    this is running off the Chattanooga Gigabit backbone.

    Nice, I'm also weeks off a massive Internet speed upgrade as the NBN is rolled out here. Scheduled availability for me is May this year, and the presence of telco workers has slowed in the last week, so hopefully they're close to throwing the switch. :)

    Did yo know the Cronies who run the tenessee senate voted to keep Chattanoogas EPB out of rural communities, Chattanooga has their infracture paid for, and has MONEY to pay to run fiber out to the rural areas, instead of taking government handouts, instead, Tenessee reps vote to pay 2 companies, Comcast, and another sowhere to the tune of 45 million dollars to run infracture out to the rural areas, and offer slower, crappier service, for much more money..

    Bot if some fack cat up in the house is'nt getting there pockets line..

    Dirty shit.. EPB could have run this infrastructure for FREE (no cost to taxpayers) because they have a surplus of money. Yet these shit ass internet providers who are on corporate welfare must rely on subsidies because they pay their CEO's too much money..

    I'd say we give these idiots the boot, WINDSTREAM FIRST!

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to KK4QBN on Tue Apr 18 22:31:00 2017
    KK4QBN wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    Did yo know the Cronies who run the tenessee senate voted to keep Chattanoogas EPB out of rural communities, Chattanooga has their infracture paid for, and has MONEY to pay to run fiber out to the rural areas, instead of taking government handouts, instead, Tenessee reps
    vote to pay 2 companies, Comcast, and another sowhere to the tune of 45 million dollars to run infracture out to the rural areas, and offer slower, crappier service, for much more money..

    So much for private enterprise. :/


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  • From KK4QBN@VERT/KK4QBN to Vk3jed on Tue Apr 18 11:20:16 2017
    Re: Re: Good News!
    By: Vk3jed to KK4QBN on Tue Apr 18 2017 10:31 pm

    KK4QBN wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    Did yo know the Cronies who run the tenessee senate voted to keep
    Chattanoogas EPB out of rural communities, Chattanooga has their
    infracture paid for, and has MONEY to pay to run fiber out to the
    rural areas, instead of taking government handouts, instead,
    Tenessee reps vote to pay 2 companies, Comcast, and another sowhere
    to the tune of 45 million dollars to run infracture out to the rural
    areas, and offer slower, crappier service, for much more money..

    So much for private enterprise. :/

    It's the PRIVATE interprise that they are giving the coporate welfare to to get this accomplished, EPB, has had GB serverice for many year, turn a profit and woudl have run infrasturctire for free and offereed 100 times faters speed for less money. but the PRIVATE companies lobbuied and sewed againts this. not 1 dollar would have come out of taxpayer money if EPD did it. but now millions of millikons are being giving it vreaks for these others.

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  • From Denn Gray@VERT/OUTWEST to Vk3jed on Tue Apr 18 08:23:50 2017
    Re: Re: Good News!
    By: Vk3jed to KK4QBN on Tue Apr 18 2017 11:24 am

    Crews are installing FIBER on the highway next to my subdivision, less then 1/8 mile from my home. They were stating it was for business and edu use, For this BBS I will be able to get service for 20.00 less than I am paying now, and have up to 100+ faster speeds, this is running off the Chattanooga Gigabit backbone.

    Nice, I'm also weeks off a massive Internet speed upgrade as the NBN is roll out here. Scheduled availability for me is May this year, and the presence telco workers has slowed in the last week, so hopefully they're close to throwing the switch. :)
    Nice, I'm also weeks off a massive Internet speed upgrade as the NBN is roll out here. Scheduled availability for me is May this year, and the presence telco workers has slowed in the last week, so hopefully they're close to throwing the switch. :)

    My internet speed right now is 225mbt down and 12mbt up.
    fiber would be nice but my internet is pretty good for now, I wish the up speed was better though.

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  • From Mindless Automaton@VERT/ELDRITCH to Denn Gray on Tue Apr 18 15:15:26 2017
    On 4/18/2017 10:23 AM, Denn Gray wrote:

    Nice, I'm also weeks off a massive Internet speed upgrade as the NBN is roll
    out here. Scheduled availability for me is May this year, and the presence
    telco workers has slowed in the last week, so hopefully they're close to throwing the switch. :)

    My internet speed right now is 225mbt down and 12mbt up.
    fiber would be nice but my internet is pretty good for now, I wish the up speed
    was better though.


    That reminds that I ran across this python script and meant to post it:

    Command line interface for testing internet bandwidth using speedtest.net https://github.com/sivel/speedtest-cli


    Enjoy!

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to KK4QBN on Wed Apr 19 08:20:00 2017
    KK4QBN wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    So much for private enterprise. :/

    It's the PRIVATE interprise that they are giving the coporate welfare
    to to get this accomplished, EPB, has had GB serverice for many year,
    turn a profit and woudl have run infrasturctire for free and offereed
    100 times faters speed for less money. but the PRIVATE companies
    lobbuied and sewed againts this. not 1 dollar would have come out of taxpayer money if EPD did it. but now millions of millikons are being giving it vreaks for these others.

    That's exactly what I mean, corporate welfare. We have a government that is bent on following the US model. I personally couldn't think of anything worse, other than a totalitarian government, of course :) I'm a believer in a balance between public and private investment, under conventional economic systems, and also believe if there is already someone who can do the job better and/or at less taxpayer expense, then that should be the option taken. But everyone seems to have their cronies these days.


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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Denn Gray on Wed Apr 19 08:23:00 2017
    Denn Gray wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    My internet speed right now is 225mbt down and 12mbt up.
    fiber would be nice but my internet is pretty good for now, I wish the
    up speed was better though.

    I plan on upgrading to 100/40. Our short sighted government has capped available and potential speed to 100M. :( The previous government was going to roll out FTTP with a potential speed of 1G initially, even if that speed wasn't offered at first.

    Just had a funny thought, years ago chatting on the BBS about being able to get speeds of 1M on a phone line someday, while using 33.6k modems. :) Felt like deja vu on a higher level. :)


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  • From Jazzy_J@VERT/JAYSCAFE to KK4QBN on Wed Apr 19 10:22:00 2017
    KK4QBN wrote to All <=-

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    Crews are installing FIBER on the highway next to my subdivision, less then 1/8 mile from my home. They were stating it was for business and
    edu use, For this BBS I will be able to get service for 20.00 less than
    I am paying now, and have up to 100+ faster speeds, this is running off the Chattanooga Gigabit backbone.

    This is going to be badass.. It will take a few more months for them to get a link to my home, but in the meantime I will be upgrading
    machines.

    Will have a Linux machine for most of my services, keep the XP machine
    for my native DOS games, and everything will be great!

    Congratulations! The are talking that within 2 years, we may be able to get Gb drops to residential areas. I cannot wait. I'm working on the "need statement" I'm going to give to my wife. :)

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  • From Deavmi@VERT/KK4QBN to KK4QBN on Wed Jun 14 13:33:19 2017
    On 2017-04-17 06:50 PM, KK4QBN wrote:
    Crews are installing FIBER on the highway next to my subdivision, less then 1/8
    mile from my home. They were stating it was for business and edu use, For this
    BBS I will be able to get service for 20.00 less than I am paying now, and have
    up to 100+ faster speeds, this is running off the Chattanooga Gigabit backbone.

    This is going to be badass.. It will take a few more months for them to get a link to my home, but in the meantime I will be upgrading machines.

    Will have a Linux machine for most of my services, keep the XP machine for my native DOS games, and everything will be great!

    --

    Tim Smith (KK4QBN)
    KK4QBN BBS

    You connected to it yet?

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  • From KK4QBN@VERT/KK4QBN to Deavmi on Wed Jun 14 09:02:56 2017
    Re: Re: Good News!
    By: Deavmi to KK4QBN on Wed Jun 14 2017 13:33:19

    You connected to it yet?

    I have a feeling it will be a while.. they have'nt snaked the fibre through the pvc yet.

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