I'm looking to ordering the Fusion bonded-pair DSL for my home at 94040 in Mountainview. I'm looking forward to replace my Comcast broadband.
Here are some questions:
- The bonded-pair Fusion service is offered as a Business account, are there problems ordering this for a residential home? I understand the installation and activation costs are higher.
- I've had ATT "U-verse" broadband previous to Comcast, at this house. ATT called everything Uverse at that time, but I think it was just a DSL service, not fiber. I had the 6/1 service at that time.
The ATT DSL service connected to an old demarc box on the exterior of the house, with a NID label on it.
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For the bonded-pair fusion service, does it require a new demarc box? I'm hoping it does, because it is an opportunity for me to relocate the "thru wall" wire, to a more preferrable location. I just need it about 15' away from this original position, on the same wall. That "thru wall" wire seem to be the very old POTS phone line from the previous owner of the house. While I understand the Fusion tech will not be responsible for the new "thru wall" wire, I want to put in a new wire, with the hope to minimize losses. The DSL modem will connect immediately on the interior side of the "thru wall".
- If I downgrade to a single line Fusion DSL service, are there any significant changes required? I envision it will just be changing out to the single line modem. In that case, does the installation and activation charges for the downgraded service apply?
- And of course, the speed question. The location check puts me at ~7000' from the CO. A neighbor with single line Sonic gets ~6mbps. So I'm hoping for ~12mbps with this bonded-pair service. Is this a reasonable assessment?
I'm tired of playing the promo rate game with ATT and Comcast. Lately, Comcast's cancellation dept does not even try for retention anymore.
Thanks in advance for any comments.