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I’m biased towards CenturyLink (because I work there :-).
If you are in our fiber footprint, it’s an amazing product. If you shoot me an email at Gig.Seattle@centurylink.com I can check for you, and let you know if you can get Fiber to the Prem.
Hey did you hear CenturyLink’s rolling out Prism TV in Seattle? It’s fiber optics TV straight to your home.
Prism™ TV is a television service – delivered through CenturyLink’s fiber optic network – offering advanced features that customers may not get from cable or satellite, including a whole-home DVR, warp-speed channel change, multi-view, wireless set-top box, Prism™ TV app, video on demand and an app center for accessing social network sites. In addition, Prism™ TV offers premium mobile content from HBO GO®, MAX GO®, STARZ Play and SHOWTIME Anytime® and a large selection of sports channels, including the NFL Network, SEC Network, Pac-12 Network and Big Ten Network
Hi All, just checking in. I was just looking at the numbers Ballard is really getting blanketed with Fiber to the Premise.
If you’re interested in seeing if you qualify, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also if you have the service and would like to chime in on how its working, I would love to hear it.
As always, If you are having any problems, please let me know.
I think Scandinavian Specialties on 15th has them.
@ Chris Shoot me an email and I’ll have someone look into it for you, Maybe there is a Direct TV bundle they can get you into
Link to Geekwire Article:
Hey All. Sorry I haven’t posted an update lately. As you can guess we’ve been extremely busy.
As of today approximately 22K households and nearly 5K office buildings are qualifying for our Fiber Gig Service. As you can guess, a huge part of that is in Ballard.
@Chris – There is no requirement to have a land line. You get a better price if you bundle, but don’t have to.
I know lots of you have been emailing me, and I’ve set up service for a number of you. If you would like to check and see if you qualify yet, you can shoot me an email at email@example.com
And, as always, if you are having any problems please let me know.
@Mayor. It sounds like there is a issue there. Let’s get that fixed. Shoot me an email and give me your info. The new fiber should in no way impact any existing service.
And yes, 73rd and Earl should get it.
How old is he?
@Chris I don’t know the solid schedule, but I’d guess you would see something in that area this month.
Awesome!! We should have a great footprint of fast internet over Ballard by the end of the month.
@gnoman Yes, POTS will come over the fiber as well if you order fiber. At this point, copper lines will still exist for those people that don’t order a fiber based service. When you order a fiber speed, we will come to your house and remove all of our copper “drops” to your house and replace it with a brand spanking new fiber drop. All your services will be delivered over that.
The equipment you are talking about is probably a DSLAM. That has fiber in, copper out. The new fiber roll out looks nothing like that, it is mostly aerial so far.
Hello All, The system wont show you as eligible for fiber yet because the plant is not built into the system yet. I will tell you, a good portion of Ballard/Crown Hill will be covered by the new Fiber footprint.
The fiber is being run right now if you want to see it, although there isn’t much to look at. It is being run down 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th and is down to approx NW 95th and NW 97th st. Those people withing reach of there should hopefully be able to order service by the end of the month.
When you go to the website there is a click to be informed box where you can enter your email. Alternatively, you can just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will keep you informed, I’ll also be updating here.
For those that don’t know who I am, I am a field supervisor for CenturyLink. I live in Ballard and can assist with any issues you may have. Cheers.
@Shelley, the fiber hasn’t rolled out yet. We should start seeing movement on that very quickly. I’ll keep you all posted.
These prices are for a Gig. Very few people will want that speed. The sweet spots will be 40 Mbps and 100 Mbps. There is some pricing posted here:
The new gigabit service will be available soon to single family homes in “the neighborhoods of Ballard, West Seattle, the Central District and Beacon Hill,”
@mondoman I’m sorry, i thought I had responded to this. Distance from the C.O. is usually a really good predictor, but as you said we have so many DSLAMS scattered through the neighborhood it’s usually just best to have someone check. Also, a lot of areas along Market St and 15th Ave have Fiber runs. Every new development that has any significant number of units is also getting Fiber with speeds up to a Gig.
CenturyLink Internet in Ballard is hit or miss speed wise, depending on where you live. Some of the new condo units being built are getting incredible speeds (Up to 1 GB) and some of the areas around Sunset Hill are still stuck at 1.5. Fortunately, it looks like the city is going to relax the directors rule and make it easier for us to roll out fiber to more areas.
If you would like me to get you specific speeds available to you just shoot me an email at email@example.com I can check speeds and then have a local person here in Seattle get you prices if you’re interested.
As always, if anyone is having issues, please email me as well and let me try and get them fixed for you.