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Gigabit Fiber in Bernal Heights

Posted: Tue May 05, 2020 11:44 am
by Sando
We would love Gigabit Fiber in Bernal Heights SF. Would love to donate to the Community Center here as well. Let's get this moving!

Re: Gigabit Fiber in Bernal Heights

Posted: Tue May 05, 2020 2:11 pm
by jclerman
I was just thinking the same thing! Located on Mission St. near Precita Ave. Fusion DSL upload speeds are somewhat limiting and fiber would make a huge difference. Any plans for our neighborhood?

Re: Gigabit Fiber in Bernal Heights

Posted: Tue May 05, 2020 2:48 pm
by dane
Bernal has been the region in SF with the largest number of failed/overloaded wood utility poles. The pole owners have a massive, years-long backlog in reinforcing and replacing poles to make them safe. Unfortunately, until that's done, we're stuck, unable to deploy due to safety.

Re: Gigabit Fiber in Bernal Heights

Posted: Tue May 05, 2020 3:51 pm
by jclerman
Thanks Dane, that's very helpful to know. Is that the case even along Mission Street itself?

Re: Gigabit Fiber in Bernal Heights

Posted: Tue May 05, 2020 3:57 pm
by dane
jclerman wrote:
Thanks Dane, that's very helpful to know. Is that the case even along Mission Street itself?


I believe utilities may be underground on Mission. City of SF is currently not permitting new utility construction using trenchless methods such as directional boring or microtrenching, so until that's resolved, we're stuck. Supervisor Farrell was working on this, but his term ended before he was able to complete the legislation - and unfortunately without that pressure, DPW does not seem inclined to modernize their standards.

Re: Gigabit Fiber in Bernal Heights

Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 4:32 pm
by adam
I do see that Sonic over at&t is available in parts of Bernal. Is this discussion about getting Sonic-native fiber available in the neighborhood? Would def love to see at&t out of the equation.

Re: Gigabit Fiber in Bernal Heights

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:04 pm
by hesse
Good to know. Insightful and frustrating at the same time. Can someone lift the mystery of who the "pole owners" are? (They just replaced the one crappy pole in our block.)

Re: Gigabit Fiber in Bernal Heights

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:58 pm
by syntaxsid1
Hello,

Telephone poles are either owned by the telephone company or Power companies depending on their location. PG&E would likely be the best source of determining when they will replace a pole in a given area. This would depend on what project they have in the same area and where this lies in order of priority. I would check with them for specifics but I hope I'm able to point you in the right direction. Have a great day.



Kind Regards,

Jeff M.

Re: Gigabit Fiber in Bernal Heights

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:03 pm
by aatreya
It looks like the poles on Crescent Ave in Bernal Heights have finally been reinforced. :)

Any chance you can let the construction team know to see if they can now build out fiber on this street?

Re: Gigabit Fiber in Bernal Heights

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:56 am
by aatreya
Friendly ping on this :)