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dallaslsufan
LA-Lafayette Fan
Dallas
Member since Sep 2004
306 posts

ATT Fiber
How do you guys like it? Can I just use my router or am I forced to pay rental fee each month?


LSUsmartass
Pittsburgh Fan
Scompton
Member since Sep 2004
77740 posts

re: ATT Fiber
They have a modem/router combo that I pay no fees for...$70/month for 1 gig up and down with no data cap


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FCP
Delta State Univ. - Fightin' Okra
Member since Sep 2010
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re: ATT Fiber
AT&T service price includes an all-in-one modem/router combo that AT&T calls a gateway. It's actually a decent router in its own right--2.4 & 5.0, etc. You can also put your own router behind it, and it will usually figure out its place in the world without issue. I install AT&T fiber for a living. AMA.


TigerTatorTots
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
The Safeshore
Member since Jul 2009
73466 posts

re: ATT Fiber
Why do I only get 400mb down plugged in and 170mb down wifi when others are getting 900+ down?


TheJacer
Member since Nov 2012
688 posts

re: ATT Fiber
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TigerTatorTots


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400mb down plugged in and 170mb down wifi


I had this problem today testing with speedtest-cli on my headless server...jumped onto att.com/speedtest (per the advice of the chat tech) on my laptop and got 860+ up and down consistently. I didn't believe it so I jumped into a VM on the server that was giving me low numbers and got high results from att.com/speedtest...tested the same VM on speedtest.net and sub 400-600 again.

I couldn't see what servers were being used for the Att test but I could see that speedtest.net was using one from Oklahoma with no closer option.
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NOLAGT
Over there
Member since Dec 2012
7365 posts

re: ATT Fiber
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AMA.


When are you going to have it in my hood


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Uncle JackD
USA Fan
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Member since Nov 2007
53575 posts
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re: ATT Fiber
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install AT&T fiber for a living. AMA.
Fiber was supposedly laid in my hood a few months ago... how long does it usually take to have it activated?


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WavinWilly
Chicago Cubs Fan
Wavin Away in Sharlo
Member since Oct 2010
8193 posts

re: ATT Fiber
you happen to know when it's going in Beau Chene in Mandeville? I saw them digging and laying conduit for a while, but it seems like they just stopped without finishing the rollout. I got a suspicion somebody bitched to the HOA and AT&T said frick it I'm out, but not sure.


WavinWilly
Chicago Cubs Fan
Wavin Away in Sharlo
Member since Oct 2010
8193 posts

re: ATT Fiber
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TigerTatorTots

Because your computer is a PoS.

ETA: And as for the original question, I absolutely love it. I get above 900 up and down consistently and it never goes out. I hate the NAT issues, but unless you are torrenting you rarely run into them.
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TigerTatorTots
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
The Safeshore
Member since Jul 2009
73466 posts

re: ATT Fiber
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Because your computer is a PoS.

It really isn't tho


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BottleGnome
LSU Fan
Kenner, LA
Member since Sep 2014
69 posts

re: ATT Fiber
I ran into this a few weeks ago for a customer with a recent installation. She was paying for the gig but only getting 180mbps download speeds that were really choppy on speedtest.net. She told me she recently switched from Cox so I released her ip settings from the command prompt and let the computer re-establish the connection. On the next speed test we got 940mbps download speeds. Try the simple things first ;-).


kengel2
LSU Fan
Team Gun
Member since Mar 2004
9984 posts
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re: ATT Fiber
I dont have, but if another door to door sales guy knocks on door to tell me about it I'm going to accidentally let my dogs out.


BottleGnome
LSU Fan
Kenner, LA
Member since Sep 2014
69 posts

re: ATT Fiber
There are probably going to be a lot more salesman running around. Several new areas in Laplace, Kenner, Metairie and Harahan are either being deployed or will be very shortly.


Hulkklogan
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Oct 2010
34810 posts

re: ATT Fiber
You may not know the answers to this question... I work at an ISP that does fiber, and I've always been very curious about what gear att uses for their ftth implementation. What brand is the access network stuff? That would be ONTs, splitters, shelves the slots come back to.. I suspect Ciena but curious.
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BottleGnome
LSU Fan
Kenner, LA
Member since Sep 2014
69 posts

re: ATT Fiber
We are currently installing ONTs made by Alcatel-Lucent. The current model is the G-010G-A.



Hulkklogan
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Oct 2010
34810 posts

re: ATT Fiber
Oh cool. We used Alcatel at the very start, but now we are primarily on Calix. Thanks for a response!


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BottleGnome
LSU Fan
Kenner, LA
Member since Sep 2014
69 posts

re: ATT Fiber
The construction guys at my yard were held up in some areas due to a shortage of Corning Flexnap terminals. In some instances fiber was run but the deployments came to a halt since they did not have the terminals to finish making it ready for installations.

About 2 weeks ago 3-4 pallets of them showed up which meant the splicers were finally able to start finishing some of the deployments that were started.


FCP
Delta State Univ. - Fightin' Okra
Member since Sep 2010
1679 posts
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re: ATT Fiber
quote:

AMA
Long day today. Took awhile to get back around to this.
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Why do I only get 400mb down plugged in and 170mb down wifi when others are getting 900+ down?
Literally the number one issue we have. Mostly it's because your equipment isn't gig capable. If the customer's hardware supports it, the ATT equipment will serve up to a symmetrical 980 or so hard-wired. Obviously wifi speeds are capped based on the architecture's limitations. I'd also make sure you have cat6 cabling between the ONT, the RG, and the computer--although I've pushed 980ish over short runs of cat5e.
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When are you going to have it in my hood
There are supposedly 10,000 homes in the greater BR area that have been deemed fiber-ready. Everything is in place, and ATT is just trying the clear the backlog of orders from the areas they've already turned on. There are already major neighborhoods in EBR, Tangi & LP with full gig fiber optic. The area around the old Thunderbird Beach (Watson) just got turned on a few days ago, and Juban Parc is getting turned on in a couple of days.
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Fiber was supposedly laid in my hood a few months ago... how long does it usually take to have it activated?
It has been taking around 6 months from the time everything is in place before the neighborhoods are turned on. First priority are move orders (copper customers from other areas moving into fiber neighborhoods). There will be a "soft opening" with those customers getting connected before anyone else. From there, the company will do a broader marketing push, and the full rollout will happen around 60-90 days later. At least from what I've seen.
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I've always been very curious about what gear att uses for their ftth implementation. What brand is the access network stuff? That would be ONTs, splitters, shelves the slots come back to.. I suspect Ciena but curious.
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We are currently installing ONTs made by Alcatel-Lucent. The current model is the G-010G-A.
I would just add that ATT has two different fiber incantations. There is a true fiber to the prem (fttp), and there is an alt-optic fiber to the curb (fttc). FTTP is for neighborhoods that never had copper; FTTC is for neighborhoods where there is fiber overlaid over existing copper. Regardless, we pull fiber optic cabling into the home on both types, but the ONTs are slightly different for each type (same brand but different internal components). There is more margin for error with the standard optic configuration. The alt-optic setup uses (in some places) a 16 port optical splitter that drains off somewhere around 20dB of light. Between that and the alt-optic signal being more sensitive to bending, the alt-optic setups have to be damn near perfect to work properly. But, if I do the job, then it's done perfectly, so that's not an issue.


heypaul
Penn Fan
The O-T Lounge
Member since May 2008
33349 posts

re: ATT Fiber
My neighborhood has had it for a couple of month. If there's no data caps then I will drop COX asap.

I've had cable internet since 1999, but I am by NO means brand loyal. COX has just been the only option.


Hulkklogan
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Oct 2010
34810 posts

re: ATT Fiber
Damn, I wish my employer had the capital to lay fiber through BTR.. shite is insanely expensive but highly lucrative


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