High-Speed Internet Available Soon in Southern Albemarle County - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA ...

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Hundreds of people in southern Albemarle County who've been dealing with slow pace Internet will soon be able to plug in at a higher speed.
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simple sam

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Jul 29, 2012
 

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thanks for the nice donation ! hope you will continue if the wealthey are taxed harder ?
Trumped

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Thanks trumps for the new lines. Who else just moved into so. Albemarle
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Altavista, VA

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Jul 29, 2012
 
Us peons living on Red Hill rd will get some of this or no? We have the extended range dsl, but would like a "proper" connection.
scottsville

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the private investors is tax payers hahaha
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Charlottesville, VA

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Jul 30, 2012
 
simple sam wrote:
thanks for the nice donation ! hope you will continue if the wealthey are taxed harder ?
The wealthy will be able to pay taxes faster with fiber.
Robert Arthur

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I'm jealous. Here on Wesley Chapel Rd., the heavy users on our overloaded line are creating disconnects every couple minutes. Maybe the bloated households of video-chatters and gamers could pay for their own services instead of stealing it from the rest of us.
mtv kid

Charlottesville, VA

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Jul 30, 2012
 
how can they have high-speed Internet and not cell phone service
Hmmm

Charlottesville, VA

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Jul 30, 2012
 
Doesn't the Dave live off of route 20. Author of the The Firm also is in southern Albe.
reality bites

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Jul 30, 2012
 
Why do taxpayers have to subsidize a corporate entity so people can get internet service which should have been provided a long time ago? We are such suckers in this country.
Salad Shooter

Charlottesville, VA

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Jul 30, 2012
 
reality bites wrote:
Why do taxpayers have to subsidize a corporate entity so people can get internet service which should have been provided a long time ago? We are such suckers in this country.
because in the Nanny State....wants become necessities and somebody has got to pay. The wanters cannot pay because they want way too many things but have learned that they can become entitled if they whine long and hard to those who control the spending of the working folk's taxes. So, to cut straight to the chase....the taxpayers always hold the bag! Simple....right?
reality bites

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Jul 30, 2012
 
Salad Shooter wrote:
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because in the Nanny State....wants become necessities and somebody has got to pay. The wanters cannot pay because they want way too many things but have learned that they can become entitled if they whine long and hard to those who control the spending of the working folk's taxes. So, to cut straight to the chase....the taxpayers always hold the bag! Simple....right?
Only because we let corporate America get away with junk like this, and because they have they're hands in every politicians back pocket.
JMK

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Jul 30, 2012
 
Are we getting any internet over here on the Fluvanna side? I love to live in the country, but it sure would be nice to connect my home office to the modern world at a decent speed for a competitive rate, like the rest of the country does. As it stands, if I walk out into the field with my smartphone and get a line of sight to the cell towers on Carter's Mountain on a good clear day, and the signal bounces just right off a cow, I can send and receive Email if I am feeling especially patient. I guess I could also just get HughesNet and get taken to the cleaners for service that is barely faster than dial-up. The phones of everyone on our street go out when it rains hard and get zapped every time there is a lightning storm because of the extreme age of the lines. Apparently we are still using the same lines that were installed by FDR under the New Deal.
Citizen_21

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Jul 30, 2012
 
Having worked in the headend for an Internet service provider. Century link is using Calex to route the Internet from there central office which is great technology. However if the fiber on the pole is 30 years old. I don't care how great the technology they are using is the service will stink. Right now we have service in Scottsville and the bandwidth is horrible compared to today's standards. I sure hope they are going to improve there infrastructure and not turn up more people and continue to provide sub-par service.
County Resident

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Jul 30, 2012
 
mtv kid wrote:
how can they have high-speed Internet and not cell phone service
High speed internet comes over the land phone line.
mtv kid

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Jul 30, 2012
 
County Resident wrote:
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High speed internet comes over the land phone line.
dial-up is phone
high speed is cable connection
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Charlottesville, VA

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Jul 30, 2012
 
mtv kid wrote:
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dial-up is phone
high speed is cable connection
CenturyLink would have you believe DSL is 'high speed'.
http://www.dslreports.com/comments/1519
verizon fios is where it's at, or better yet google
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2407842,...
too bad cville didn't win
dan1101

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Aug 8, 2012
 
I wonder how much of that 90% is cellular rather than landline coverage.
charles

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Jan 2, 2013
 
Are there any updates on when the new fiber optic lines will come on line for those of us still waiting? The fiber optic cable was laid down back in late August of 2012 and there has been no further word from either CenturyLink as to when the new service would become available.

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