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PLDT Fibr coming to you.... Soon to open?

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  1. Brian Oinks

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    I am around 120/150M from the Highway and I had trouble convincing Fil-Products to connect me, eventually they relented and installed it for me, but told me no promise it would work being so far from their main line. So far so good, I have been very happy with downloads but since the under sea cables were damaged it is hit and miss with good days and terrible days...
     
  2. davewe

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    We got PLDT fiber a month ago in Valencia. It sucks! By all means do not waste your time signing up for it!

    I say the above tongue in cheek, since I don't want everyone to get it and screw up mine lol.
     
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    Ah, yes! There's the rub! Once it's available to the masses and the masses subscribe en masse, and performance will suffer until the digital infrastructure comes up to worldwide standards. It is possible to have screaming internet speeds with fiber even with a large subscriber base. Until I moved to Dumaguete, I never bothered checking my download speeds. Now, I feel ecstatic to get 2.0 Mbps on my Smartbro Pocket Wifi (the ONLY thing that works at my apartment in Liptong, Valencia.) For grins I check everywhere now.

    Most restaurants in Duma and Valencia with a cable modem clock in at a nice +/- 5.0 Mps.

    The food court on the top floor of Lee Plaza stunned me with their time-limited, but free, Wifi. I nearly fell off my chair when it clocked in at 49.3 Mbps. It expired in 30 minutes, and I tried desperately to purchase a 3-day pass to continue it, but the Philippine digital infrastructure has been particularly cruel in not allowing me to purchase through my cell phone no matter how many times I try.

    Back in the US now for a little while. NYC to be exact with it's incredibly dense population (driving me crazy already) and enough wealth so that virtually everyone has a cable/fiber connection. Even with the huge subscriber base in the "neighborhood", the cable modem-to-wifi connection in the apartment is 230 Mbps! (The same cable also carries the land line phone and digital HD cable TV.) I will miss that wifi speed when I get back to Negros Oriental, but I will enjoy the pace of life and even the roosters outside my windows waking me up at 4 am.
     
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    Unfortunately for the Philippines the worldwide standards don't stand still. They will never catch up. Every bribe taken and hiccup with tech roll-outs only puts them further and further behind. Corruption and p*ss-poor education ingrained in their culture ensures that they will never catch up until a world war has wiped out every country more advanced than them. They will always be 20+ years behind the rest of the developed world.
     
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  5. Brian Oinks

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    You left Australia off that list mate, the Aussie Government is forcing people to sign up to its NBN Fiber-Optic Network which makes speeds here look not so bad after all! I actually LIKE my connection here (apart from Black-outs) :smile: Things could get a lot worse! The Aussie Government could take over the Internet industry in the Philippines! :biggrin: lol

    And Newsworthy statements such as this do nothing to help with the Australia's NBN Fiber-Optic roll out being joke of the world!

    South Australian internet user Christopher Riddell has been monitoring his NBN speeds after he was signed up for Telstra’s peak speed package, which is advertised at delivering speeds at 100 megabits-per-second.

    In analysis reviewed by The Australian, Mr Riddell has tested his internet speed at peak times — usually after 5pm on weekdays — and found his 100Mbps drops to as low as 2Mbps.

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    Users of the $40 billion-plus National Broadband Network are receiving peak-time connection speeds as low as 1/500th of the service they are paying for, sparking complaints the nation’s biggest infrastructure project is failing to deliver the promised digital transformation.

    Government entity NBN Co, which provides wholesale internet services, and retailers such as Telstra and Optus, who sell those services to the public, each blame the other for the problems.
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    An investigation by The Australian has found users across the nation are fighting slow speeds.

    Perth-based software designer James Ioppolo finds the arguing between the NBN and the retailers is of little help.

    He moved to the inner-Perth suburb of Victoria Park because it offered fibre-to-the-home connections and bought Telstra’s top NBN package — $95 a month — which spruiks download speeds of 100 megabits per second and upload speeds of 40Mbs.

    However, speed tests obtained by The Australian show his download speeds during peak periods, such as weekday evenings, are as low as 0.2Mbs while his upload speeds are about 20Mbs.

    “Due to (bandwidth) congestion, I assume, the download speed goes down to 0.2Mbs during peak periods, which is 1/500th of the speed that I pay for,” Mr Ioppolio said.

    “As a software developer, the faster I can access the internet the faster I can do my work. It’s just madness.”

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    there is fiber to basay... but not that easy to get a hookup.. as usual with everything else in ph..
     
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    Now I know this is quite old now but can I ask, in what Areas of Dumaguete can members get Fibre?
     
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    Jack,
    I have it here in Jawa, Valencia. Phone, TV and Net.
     
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    Mon Nov 27, PLDT installed "fibre" in villa amada subdivision behind City Mall, will be live in a couple weeks, according to the csr at PLDT at robinson's, who checked with her super and said we could submit application and they will text us when ready to hook up. You can check there to see when your address might be available... We shall see.
     
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    Got mine installed yesterday in Amigo Subdivision, Piapi. It's awesome. I'm paying 1899 / month for 20Mbps with unlimited data, at the moment I got close to 50Mbps up / down.

    Even if at one point they actually throttle it to what I pay for having equal up/down bandwidth is way better than than the mediocre 16 down/3 up I had with sky cable. Certainly won't miss their crappy TV program as well.
     
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