[kwlug-disc] Wightman Telecom

Cedric Puddy cedric at ccjclearline.com
Mon Oct 21 16:37:35 EDT 2013


I'm only using Wightman for business, so in the places that I've brought in Wightman Fibre, it's been Fibre-the-the-Building.  

I agree though, that most FTTHome initiatives have ended up being FTTNeighbourhood, but hey, it's still better than Fibre-To-The-CentralOffice like we've got now :)

	-Cedric

On 2013-10-21, at 4:29 PM, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:

> FWIW - friends recently got Bell's FibeTV (long story, apparently continuing - lightning strike, things blowed up REAL good).
> 
> Although one's impression might be it's FTTH, apparently it's actually FTTN. (Perhaps depends upon the neighbourhood?)
> 
> Any reason to believe any Wightman effort would actually be FTTH? Trenching for such would seem to be a major cost impediment to pricing being disruptive.
> 
> Or would it only be a limited rollout, more commercial than residential?
> 
> 
> On 13-10-21 02:32 PM, Cedric Puddy wrote:
>> Wightman is good people (I've worked with them in the past through a
>> subcontract, and also use their services at a bunch offices we
>> support out that way), so them having a presence in town would be of
>> interest.
>> 
>> Whether they are able to get the access they need to provide FTTH at
>> the sort of disruptive pricing they've accomplished on their home
>> turf is a great question, and if they can, it'll be a great win for
>> the consumers in KW.
>> 
>> -Cedric
>> 
>> On 2013-10-21, at 2:26 PM, Colin Mackay<zixiekat at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> 
>>> So apparently Wightman telecom is opening an office in Kitchener.
>>> From a few friends I know in Listowel, they offer FTTH, which
>>> includes internet, TV and phone.
>>> 
>>> Not sure if this means they'll be rolling it out in K/W anytime
>>> soon (I've emailed them to inquire), but if so, it might be a nice
>>> service.  From what I've heard it is rather low latency and
>>> apparently uses the MS IPTV protocol for TV, which works with
>>> MythTV.
>>> 
>>> Just thought I'd throw that out there.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> -Colin
>>> 
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