Ben Lomand Connect .. They had applied for a grant to build out undeserved areas, and this was one of those areas.
Quote from: Steeley – BTW, is that Zipply Fiber? They've been sending me stuff in the mail, salesmen to my door, etc. for months.
That took some doing as the current internet in the area is DSL via Frontier Communications. Frontier had marked this area as 25Mb on the FCC maps, so as far as the Goberment was concerned, the area was served. That FCC map has these large blocks, not sure how they arrived at the boundaries, but as long as a single household in a block could get 25Mb, then the entire area was considered served.
To override that, folks had to write in, submit speed test reports, etc to our local gov, basically showing they could not get those speeds. I could not submit an official report as when I moved here, Frontier had no taps available and would not provide a drop! Honestly that was fine as we are so far away from the central DSL building that my neighbors only get 4-6Mb ... 8-12Mb if you do a bonded pair at twice the cost. 6Mb is ridiculous, but saying 25Mb is high speed is weak gravy !
After the petitions / data was collected, the FCC was informed of their bogus maps, who in turn gave the current provider time to respond / correct. The wheels of progress turn slow.
All told, it took 4 years of on/off effort by the local gov, ben lomand, and all the households, to get the area marked as under served and eligible for a grant. So far all that has been done is install the main fiber line on the street (its all underground). Although it was fun to watch those horizontal directional boring machines work, they still make a mess of your lawn. Still 6 months to go before they splice all the fiber / connect the homes but hey its a start. At least with my setup I can get 200Mb but has a wireless latency and I'm paying to way much ... but I can stream !