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  1. tkessler

    Ilox Update

    Dear resident of the Jocotepec and Chapala area. Ilox Telecomunicaciones informs you that the optical fiber network construction in the Ajijic area has started. It is intended that the first installations will be carried out in the month of November. We will keep you informed of the project progress. Atte: Team Ilox Guadalajara
  2. tkessler

    Ilox Update

    @Artsnob: Its all there in the FAQ: https://drive.google.com/open?id=160bZ07WodUJWHsFF4BkzyDFYJCR-qlbB The double 50 package is $7188 MXN for the first year.
  3. tkessler

    Ilox Update

    @Tugwestend: The fiber does come from Joco but Ajijic centro is the center of highest number of sign ups so they will start installing them first and move outward. It will only take a few months to connect everybody who prepaid. They are very committed to prioritizing everyone who did that. Much thanks for signing up. @Vetteforron: They are looking closely at Roca Azul. Because its close to the Joco main line they know they can service it fairly easily, but from a priority point of view it will be in the second stage of build out. How fast they can get in there depends on how fast they can execute the prepaids and the first stage. Best thing you can do at this point is just get as many people as you can there to sign up. Show them the interest and the numbers.
  4. tkessler

    Ilox Update

    Go to Ajijic Realty and ask for Nelly. or follow instructions on this link. Most questions answered in the FAQ. https://drive.google.com/open?id=160bZ07WodUJWHsFF4BkzyDFYJCR-qlbB
  5. tkessler

    Ilox Update

    A great meeting today at Ilox. Lyle Zeiglar and myself, along with a couple of contractors, and Walter Latham from Vista Alegre met with Jessica Avila and Victor Sahagun, the company director. Ilox has been working furiously on their network planning. In a few more weeks they will start stringing fiber from Ajijic centro outward. At that time, the window for prepaid signups to do so at the current rates will expire. Signups after that will be at the new inflation adjusted rates. All prepaids will receive priority installation. After that, no later than 6 months from now and probably much sooner, Ilox will begin accepting regular subscriptions. They expect to have Chapala to Jocotepec fully covered within 8 months. Developments like Roca Azul no later than one year and maybe sooner. They are opening offices in Ajijic, Jocotepec, and Chapala. A progress email will be sent out to all signups next week or two. A dream coming true!. Thanks to all who helped!
  6. tkessler

    iLox @ LCS?

    Bedbug, the more specific determination by Lyle would supersede the general statement in the Ilox letter...That statement is true nearly all the time If a fracc has ducts most likely they´re being used and are unuseable by Ilox. However, if the fracc controls the duct, and they´re willing to assign or reassign it to Ilox (i.e. pull out the other cables), then it can be used for Ilox. I really hate to say this, but good studies have shown there is a name for real estate developments that don´t elect to do the infrastructure when nearby ones do and have fiber...They´re called depressed. The hit can be up to 20% of the value of the home. Just google the topic. Tell that to your board. Fiber coming into an area like this will polarize property values, until the owners realize its self-inflicted and correctable.
  7. tkessler

    iLox @ LCS?

    I don't about all that Computer Guy...but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last week! Thanks for the kind words..
  8. tkessler

    iLox @ LCS?

    NLU, The way it works is this: - The main fiber backbone transits Joco and the biggest capital expense is to tap off maybe a thousand of those circuits in one huge stream, they demux, i.e. individualize them into groups of 30-40 customers each...That costs like $150 grand...Then they run those groups on fibers to splitter boxes in front of your development.. The splitter individualizes the fiber circuits to each home where it connects to a set top box. When a couple hundred people pay up front and you know where they are, you can plan everything..Of course you leave extra capacity in the cables...extra fiber is cheap..But if the demux is maxed out and you have to expand it, .thats a big expense. then some folks are likely gonna have to wait. The demux is going to be located in Ajijic center... If 60 more people in Las Fuentes or Raquet Club decide they want service after its already been planned out...it'll be a while. . Those 30-40 muxed fiber lines out to the developments also can't go that far. They're not going to turn up mass service in Roca Azul when the demux is in Ajijic. They'll have to put another demux say, in San Juan or something. Which is why if you even think you want this service, sign up now, especially if you're away from Ajijic center, especially get your neighbors and friends to sign up and get that $10K MXN into the capital kitty.. Then you won't be depending upon some automotive plant in Queretaro competing for the CAPEX budget. If enough people in far out areas like Roca Azul or Chapala Haciendas do it, ILOX may put it into the planning now. Similarly, a gated community could just decide they want it and have everyone pay in..Then figure out how they'll do the ducts with their HOA. Beats watching your property value drop... Tom
  9. tkessler

    iLox @ LCS?

    Gents, Yesterday Ilox informed me they have received enough paid in sign ups and have decided to go ahead with the project. They will offer service all along the highway from Jocotepec to Chapala. They are in the process of opening an office in Ajijic. Construction will start at the end of July. Services will turn up no later than 6 mo after that... Yeah!!!
  10. tkessler

    Induction Range

    Amckean, The average gas cooking session uses about 0.2 kg of LP Gas, in MX running about 20 MXN/Kg. You´re talking 4 MXN. The same session with Induction uses about 0.5 kwh. My last CFE bill I paid 5 MXN/kw-h or about 2.5 MXN. I just put in solar panels and bought a Nu-Wave single burner on Amazon to play with; cost about $100 USD. It plugs into a regular wall outlet. The current limit on a 127V wall connection is 15 amps. The maximum power you can get is 1750 watts, which is on the low side for induction cooking. For serious cooking you need 2000-2500 watt burners which is why you need 220 40A service for a good stovetop range. There are induction stovetops for sale in Mexico at all price points. The President of Ecuador got upset they were importing so much LP gas and he set up a program to phase out LP appliances, offer incentives for local manufacturing, build hydroelectric dams, and convert homes. They have some good deals there, but I don't know how much trouble you'd have bringing one back or whether the savings would be worth it.. http://www.ecuadorcambia.com/ good luck Tom
  11. tkessler

    Ilox Update

    Yes many people there have signed up...Steve Bremer has been coordinating all that there. Let me know if you want his contact data.
  12. tkessler

    Ilox Update

    June 5th 4:00 PM at Lake Chapala Society HQ. Town Hall meeting on Ilox High Speed Fiber Internet Services. All are welcome to attend! See attached.
  13. tkessler

    Looking for Pegboard

    Pegboard has been mostly replaced by slatboard. Similar system...Home Depot and all the ferreterias have it.
  14. tkessler

    Optical fiber to Puerta Arrroyo

    The HOA there is working on a quote with the contractors that should be ready soon. Then the members will vote to implement. Both PA's have a lot of enthusiasm to get it done, my guess is it'll pass.
  15. tkessler

    Ilox Subscription Update

    ILOX UPDATE: We are now at 70% subscribers paid in (140 /200). About 180 have been issued contracts and working their way to the bank. Several hundred more than that have pledged and will start receiving follow up calls. Sixteen gated communities have requested quotes. One with 12 homes has started the infrastructure work. One with 60 homes has their quote and has scheduled a vote. If you have not signed up, please be aware we expect to reach the goal and declare cutoff around the end of May. This project is becoming a reality.