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  1. Mark,

    I guess all those Telmex subscribers who weren't able to stream IPTV and now can with Ilox are just imagining things.   Could also be Telmex bottlenecks.  I have Telmex VDSL and Axtel fiber in Guadalajara and the Axtel streams a lot better.   When my Ilox hooks up I'll have a better opinion. 

    What it is exactly that I don't understand?.  I have 35 years in the industry, several of those as a VP of Operations for a Telecom company on the NYSE.    

     

     

     

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  2. I´ll weigh in here a bit:

    - The total experience of an Internet connection depends upon the both the user and Internet provider ISP) .  Both can have issues.

    - Unfortunately, a lot of users unconditionally equate their experience with the ISP.    If the ISP does a box performance check and doesn't find any issues, there is a reason for that. It should serve as red flag for the customer to take a closer look on his end.  There are ton of potential problems that can be on the customer side.  But some customers just want to keep blaming the ISP.  You try to be polite, educate, make suggestions...But some customers just don't stop.  There's not a lot an ISP can do in those cases.     My problems are your fault, period.  My perception of your service is that its bad.    In extreme cases, they'll terminate service and cut their losses.   If you want to judge one of those cases, make sure there is full disclosure of the dialog both ways. 

    -The Roca Azul situation:  Ilox ran several Km of fiber to provide service to a trailer park who sub-rents the service.   The quality of the connection to their gateway has been checked exhaustively and found to have no problems.   Yet the mud still flies.  Maybe that trailer will permit a third party review of their installation?

    - No its not my responsibility to handle service calls but the challenges here have been very interesting...I'll drop out soon.  

     

    Tom

     

     

     

     

     

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  3. Mark,

    - Ilox does oversubscribe.   I said same for Ilox..   Why are you saying I implied differently?.   But they oversubscribe less than Telmex, which is why the users on clean setups are seeing good performance. 

    -  Yes they do have those peering connections.  I can probably dig up some proof of them.    For the moment I'll quote the Victor Godinez, the President of Ilox:

    Depending on the service you can be routed by our peer with:

     Google, Netflix and Facebook through or direct peers with them
     Marcatel if a Mexican network is to be reached.
     Cogent, Level 3 or PCCW for international networks
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    85% of the traffic generated by our clients have a direct peer, this is Google primary, Netflix and Facebook
    Traffic to Mexican IP destinations are less than 2% of the traffic
     
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    -  Ilox network is all fiber:    From a bottleneck point of view, fiber is vastly superior to say DSL.   Your core fiber connection is about 1.2 Gbps symmetrical vs. few Mbits.  The network core within Ilox has  no signficant bottlenecks.   The hardware limitations start, yes, at the 100 mbps or 1 gb port on your router, or at the interconnected networks.   That's a huge improvement in removing network bottlenecks.

     

    Tom

     

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  4. Hey Sea,

    Ilox's connects to other networks internationally.  They have gateway connections at the border.  Depending on where you are trying to connect, they may route the traffic through Cogent, Level 3, or PCCW.  These are all top notch international carriers.  If you are connecting somewhere else in Mexico, they'll go through Marcatel in Monterrey.   If you are using Google, Facebook, or Netflix, they have direct high speed connections.    Ilox network is all fiber.  They have  no bottlenecks to Google, Facebook, Netflix, or their gateways because those companies WANT you to have the best service.so they pay for them...  The reality of the situation is that if you are seeing  bottlenecks, their probably on your side, or beyond the gateways.     You can always ask the Ilox NOC for modem check...   noc@mail.ilox.mx .  That will take a lot of potential issues off the table. 

    Bottom line, if you're seeing speed problems, most of the time you'll need to look in the mirror or where you're connecting.   

    Here's the next point.  International gateway connections can be "oversubscribed" for residential service.   Like when you fly on different airlines, one might overbook a lot more than another to keep their planes full.   If they overbook too much, they'll piss off their customers and they'll go elsewhere.   But the airline controls it.    Same for Ilox.   They have to pay for  international connection bandwidth and need to make sure its properly utilized.  If they oversubscribe  too much, they'll lower the quality of service and piss off the customers.  If underutilized they leave money on the table, not good for business. 

    @Out

    Speed dropouts to dead slow for a second or two are often NAT firewall problems.    Would need to understand how you're hooked up, what devices ares showing this, where you're connecting to.  Those Ilox international gateways are used for both business grade and residential service and any intermittent services at the gateway would be a very big deal.  Are you seeing this on connections to multiple destinations?

     

    Tom

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  5. A lot of people are performing Ilox speed tests and most are very happy.  A few are unhappy.  Know this:  speed tests are treacherous...They may or may not be indicative of an Ilox problem.  They could be indicative of a problem on your side.  Or no problem at all..because your speed test isn't correlated with the service you're trying to measure.

    Here are some tips:

    - The ONLY  speed test that might be a basis for complaint to Ilox is where you  direct plug your late model computer to your Ilox modem preferably a via a gigabit ethernet cable, not running any VPN software, and test with fast.com.  Make sure its the only thing plugged in.   Fast.com are the Netflix servers that peer directly into them   If you aren't getting a decent speed doing this,  then there's a chance your optical power into Ilox might be low..bad cable splice..you can check this logging into your modem and looking at the optical power page....This is a very rare situation but it can happen.  If your receive signal is higher than about -30 dbm ( -29, -14, etc being higher - these are negative numbers) at least your receive signal is in good shape. 

    If you are trying other speed tests, first read these comments from the Ilox NOC. 

    Depending on the service you can be routed by our peer with:

     Google, Netflix and Facebook through or direct peers with them
     Marcatel if a Mexican network is to be reached.
     Cogent, Level 3 or PCCW for international networks
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    85% of the traffic generated by our clients have a direct peer, this is Google primary, Netflix and Facebook
    Traffic to Mexican IP destinations are less than 2% of the traffic
     
    A speed network is not always representative of a connection speed, specially if its done to a public speedserver.net server, if a speed test is needed you should always do it connected with cable to the modem, since wifi on modems is 2.4GHz and pretty crouded so it can have ups and downs while testing.
     
    FAST.COM is a service by NETFLIX and we do have direct peering with them.
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    In other words...don't freak out if your Speedtest with Triara in Guadalajara is choking unless you are also communicating with Telmex servers.   If you're going to the states on a streaming connection, Ilox has your back with international peering connections up through Cogent, Level 3, and PCCW.  Less than 2% of their traffic goes to other parts of Mexico.  
     
    There are other reasons your speed can be down.   Don't try to speedtest over wifi, especially 2.4 ghz, which is horribly congested.  Don't expect old PCs and give you any decent speed.  Don't expect a 100 mbit ethernet cable to go above 100  on your 250 service, and don't expect your 3 year old VPN router,  choking on the encryption software you loaded, to have anything left over to give you any speed.  Get a late model dedicated VPN router if you want that.  We're seeing all these situations with customers and frankly its not fair to Ilox.  
     
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  6. All,

     

    A lot of people are performing Ilox speed tests and most are very happy.  A few are unhappy.  Know this:  speed tests are treacherous...They may or may not be indicative of an Ilox problem.  They could be indicative of a problem on your side.  Or no problem at all..because your speed test isn't correlated with the service you're trying to measure.

    Here are some tips:

    - The ONLY  speed test that might be a basis for complaint to Ilox is where you  direct plug your late model computer to your Ilox modem preferably a via a gigabit ethernet cable, not running any VPN software, and test with fast.com.  Make sure its the only thing plugged in.   Fast.com are the Netflix servers that peer directly into them   If you aren't getting a decent speed doing this,  then there's a chance your optical power into Ilox might be low..bad cable splice..you can check this logging into your modem and looking at the optical power page....This is a very rare situation but it can happen.  If your receive signal is higher than about -30 dbm ( -29, -14, etc being higher - these are negative numbers) at least your receive signal is in good shape. 

    If you are trying other speed tests, first read these comments from the Ilox NOC. 

     

    Depending on the service you can be routed by our peer with:
     Google, Netflix and Facebook through or direct peers with them
     Marcatel if a Mexican network is to be reached.
     Cogent, Level 3 or PCCW for international networks
    image.png
     
    85% of the traffic generated by our clients have a direct peer, this is Google primary, Netflix and Facebook
    Traffic to Mexican IP destinations are less than 2% of the traffic
     
    A speed network is not always representative of a connection speed, specially if its done to a public speedserver.net server, if a speed test is needed you should always do it connected with cable to the modem, since wifi on modems is 2.4GHz and pretty crouded so it can have ups and downs while testing.
     
    FAST.COM is a service by NETFLIX and we do have direct peering with them.
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    In other words...don't freak out if your Speedtest with Triara in Guadalajara is choking unless you are also communicating with Telmex servers.   If you're going to the states on a streaming connection, Ilox has your back with international peering connections up through Cogent, Level 3, and PCCW.  Less than 2% of their traffic goes to other parts of Mexico.  
     
    There are other reasons your speed can be down.   Don't try to speedtest over wifi, especially 2.4 ghz, which is horribly congested.  Don't expect old PCs and give you any decent speed.  Don't expect a 100 mbit ethernet cable to go above 100  on your 250 service, and don't expect your 3 year old VPN router,  choking on the encryption software you loaded, to have anything left over to give you any speed.  Get a late model dedicated VPN router if you want that.  We're seeing all these situations with customers and frankly its not fair to Ilox.  
     
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  7. That is bizarre...As far as I know:

    - Telmex doesn't allow anyone to use their poles except for Telmex service...If iFibra is using Telmex poles then 99% likely they are a Telmex contractor..

    - If fiber is put on CFE poles, then royalties must be paid to CFE..They do an annual census and bill whoever owns those...  

    All that said, things change so quickly here maybe there are new arrangements happening...i.e. 3rd parties using Telmex infrastructure or even Telmex putting fiber on CFE..I don't know...what I do know is more fiber in Ajijic (by whoever) = better quality of life at lakeside...So I wish all the best!

     

     

  8. @Tomwins

     

    Questions regarding modem with Ilox:

    I am leaving for more than 3 months and that is why I didn't sign up as an initial client of Ilox. I leave Friday and I don't think they've even started service in the Raquet Club (where I live) yet.

    When I return in July, I plan on contacting them and signing up.

    Things should be normalized by then and installation pretty quick.  Raquet Club has a lot of demand..   It will receive good service soon. 

     

    But I'm wondering (Question #1) if I can bring a good quality modem back from the US or do I have to "rent" one from Ilox.

    Your Ilox contract includes the modem.   Because its integrated into their maintenance network, i.e. if you have a problem, they get into it remotely, you wouldn´t want to change it.   The most common reason for wanting different hardware performance is because of poor wifi coverage.  You can solve that by adding more access points.  Any one of the Computer consultants, like Computer Guy, should be able to help you with that.  

     

    If I can buy my own modem (Question #2), what are the specs that I should look for or will any modem do fine?

    I have four Ubiquiti Unifi Access points on my property and they work great.  You can buy them at jobbers in Guadalajara or on Mercado Libre. 

    Couple of other comments:

    - Ilox default assigns your modem a private IP  (10.X.X.X) address.  You can request they give you a public dynamic address for free.  If you want a fixed IP address,  will cost you 750 pesos a year.  

    - Unfortunately they don´t support bridge mode on residential service..which would allow you to use their modem pass through to your own router.  But you can program their box to DMZ over to your router...which will give you the same effect.  

    - You can add additional SIP phone lines with US or Mexican numbers  by registering on 

      https://clientes.iloxtelecom.com .  

    I haven´t done it but I'm guessing you can use those lines on your Ilox box or an external box.  If you use on the Ilox box they probably protect the quality of service of the voice and it will business grade.   Ilox folks can answer all those questions at noc@mail.ilox.mx .  And they speak English.

    And thanks for the kind words Tom and all.. !  Nice to be loved...  🙂     You should all send your nice comments to Jessica also   It was her love and nostalgia for lakeside, where she grew up, that swung the decision for  Ilox management to establish here.   They had targeted all their capex for central Mexico and didn´t want to do it.  Ah..the things that happen for the love of a woman!  That´s what brought me to Mexico 37 years ago... 🙂  

     

    Tom K

     

     

     

    Thanks,

    Tom

    P.S. tkessler, thanks for your above post encouraging us to be grateful for the installation and decent speeds. We are all also grateful for the push you've given to get them here. Being in the Raquet Club, we don't even get Telmex's higher speeds. I have never gotten above 10 mps and usually it is around 4 or 5 and my upload speed is never above .5 mps. It can take me weeks to upload photos from my trip to the cloud.

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  9. Tugwestend,

    They are installing in zones.  Right now they are trying to finish the prepaids in Ajijic Centrro before moving on to the western zone...If they can't contact a prepaid, they have to keep the crews busy doing something else in that same zone.  They are spending a lot of time and effort trying to contact people and schedule installations.  Sorry that doesn't put a smile on your face.  

    They are starting the western zone in about 3 more weeks, and they expect to have it completed 30-45 day after that.        

    Even though you were one of the first 100 prepaids, the business case to come to Chapala wasn't made until 300 people had actually paid in.  Now hundreds more  have signed up.   Just shows that if people had been less skeptical and more supportive, it would have happened faster.  

     

     

     

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  10. SoxFan,

    Just because you can't connect to Area-51 doesn't mean Ilox is blocking it.   Ilox is a federal carrier and they have to follow Federal rules.  They don't block sites arbitrarily.   More likely there is a router with a bad table somewhere along the connection route.   Please send a mail to noc@mail.ilox.mx  Attn:  Victor Godinez and describe the exact problem.  They'll get right on it.   And please report back to this group the results.

     

    Thanks, BR

    Tom

     

  11. Ladies and Gents, 

    Here´s a bit more info on Ilox installation status:

    - They are going zone by zone, concentrating right now on the prepaids in Ajijic Centro.  Next week they're sending two more trucks to start west of Ajijic Centro towards San Juan Cosala.

    - There have been challenges in successfully contacting all of the prepaids to schedule  their installations, especially in Ajijic Centro...People are out..don´t answer their phone, etc.  That has caused a couple of cases where they've installed some people who just signed up -- to keep the crews busy.    Can you blame them?  They have a business to run too. 

    - Language is an issue.  If you are already installed and are having a service quality issue, and speak Spanish,  you can call the office and talk to the folks there.  But your better option, especially for English, is to send an email to  noc@mail.ilox.mx .    They´ll get right on it.

    - If you´re a techie, and you´re having slow or erratic speeds, one thing you can do is log into your modem, the address is on the label, and check the signal levels.   The receive level for a GPON fiber connection should be -28 dbm or better.  The other day we helped a guy who was as -34.  Ilox came out and respliced the connection and it cleared right up.   Its rare but a cable connection can sometime stress and fail right after installation.   Of course not everyone can do that.   If this is gibberish to you, just mail the noc.  

    - If you insist on speed testing, Ilox recommends you do it with the fast.com site which are the Netflix servers.    You have to take these speed tests with a grain of salt.  You´re connecting to other networks that can have their own bottlenecks.  Ilox doesn´t control that.  They control the speed up to their gateway.  Their fiber doesn´t have bottlenecks.  Up to their gateway, there´s nothing to allocate or throttle.  If your not getting a decent speed to  fast.com, then there´s probably a technical problem.  If you´re trying to tutor kids or stream some channel in rural Russia,  there might be a bigger issue.  If you´re do Internet phone calls, there shouldn´t but could be some donald duck events because of peak traffic.  Consider getting a US number on a two port Ilox box if you want guaranteed quality, because that is protected.

    - The Ilox box has Wifi but after you enable it, you´re on your own.  Wifi doesn´t do vertical or thick walls.  5 ghz wifi is faster and less congested than 2.4 ghz, but doesn´t go as far.   If you are having problems with your wifi, but its basically working, don´t complain to Ilox.   Get a tech to help you.  You can easily add another couple of access points  and hardwire  to them on your second floor, or on the other side of your thick walls.  Download Wifi analyzer on your phone to check your signal level...Worse than about  -65dbm for wifi signal is weak.    Give the same SSID to all your wifi access points, even if 2.4 and 5 ghz mixed.   Your device will automatically connect to the strongest one.  Do make sure they are on different channels, either through auto function or manual settings.  Don´t use old wifi hardware...the newer stuff is much better. 

    Good luck!  Life at lakeside is going to be even better with high speed fiber.  Lets welcome and thank the Ilox folks who are making it happen.   Below, a picture of their Network Operating Center in Sahuayo Michoacan....   Victor Godinez Sahagun is the manager and the Director of the company and he´ll take good care of you..

    Tom

     

     

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  12. Gents,

    Here´s a bit more info on Ilox installation status:

    - They are going zone by zone, concentrating right now on the prepaids in Ajijic Centro.  Next week they're sending two more trucks to start west of Ajijic Centro towards San Juan Cosala.

    - There have been challenges in successfully contacting all of the prepaids to schedule  their installations, especially in Ajijic Centro...People are out..don´t answer their phone, etc.  That has caused a couple of cases where they've installed some people who just signed up -- to keep the crews busy.    Can you blame them?  They have a business to run too. 

    - Language is an issue.  If you are already installed and are having a service quality issue, and speak Spanish,  you can call the office and talk to the folks there.  But your better option, especially for English, is to send an email to  noc@mail.ilox.mx .    They´ll get right on it.

    - If you´re a techie, and you´re having slow or erratic speeds, one thing you can do is log into your modem, the address is on the label, and check the signal levels.   The receive level for a GPON fiber connection should be -28 dbm or better.  The other day we helped a guy who was as -34.  Ilox came out and respliced the connection and it cleared right up.   Its rare but a cable connection can sometime stress and fail right after installation.   Of course not everyone can do that.   If this is gibberish to you, just mail the noc.  

    - If you insist on speed testing, Ilox recommends you do it with the fast.com site which are the Netflix servers.    You have to take these speed tests with a grain of salt.  You´re connecting to other networks that can have their own bottlenecks.  Ilox doesn´t control that.  They control the speed up to their gateway.  Their fiber doesn´t have bottlenecks.  Up to their gateway, there´s nothing to allocate or throttle.  If your not getting a decent speed to  fast.com, then there´s probably a technical problem.  If you´re trying to tutor kids or stream some channel in rural Russia,  there might be a bigger issue.  If you´re do Internet phone calls, there shouldn´t but could be some donald duck events because of peak traffic.  Consider getting a US number on a two port Ilox box if you want guaranteed quality, because that is protected.

    - The Ilox box has Wifi but after you enable it, you´re on your own.  Wifi doesn´t do vertical or thick walls.  5 ghz wifi is faster and less congested than 2.4 ghz, but doesn´t go as far.   If you are having problems with your wifi, but its basically working, don´t complain to Ilox.   Get a tech to help you.  You can easily add another couple of access points  and hardwire  to them on your second floor, or on the other side of your thick walls.  Download Wifi analyzer on your phone to check your signal level...Worse than about  -65dbm for wifi signal is weak.    Give the same SSID to all your wifi access points, even if 2.4 and 5 ghz mixed.   Your device will automatically connect to the strongest one.  Do make sure they are on different channels, either through auto function or manual settings.  Don´t use old wifi hardware...the newer stuff is much better. 

    Good luck!  Life at lakeside is going to be even better with high speed fiber.  Lets welcome and thank the Ilox folks who are making it happen.   Below, a picture of their Network Operating Center in Sahuayo Michoacan....   Victor Godinez Sahagun is the manager and the Director of the company and he´ll take good care of you..

    Tom

     

     

     

     

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  13. @Xena,

    Ilox' 5 year capital spending program did not contemplate service in Chapala.  They have all the business they can handle in central Mexico, i.e. all those factories from Queretaro towards Mexico City.  Cost of capital is more expensive here than up North.   They didn't want to risk the expense of coming up with a few hundred residential subscribers to find out whether service at lakeside would make any sense.  We're not in the US.  All they asked was that we showed them the interest to be really there.   By getting about 300 people to sign up and prepay.  That gave them a little seed money.   Its called crowdsourcing. 

    Those 300 risk takers made the difference.  It happened.  Telmex even seems to be coming around.  Music to my ears that maybe a person who signed up recently, probably next to someone who already had it, got service quickly.  I assure you, they are prioritizing the prepaids.  But probably also paying attention to their productivity and synergies.  Like any well run business would.

    If anyone thinks that markets are always efficient without a little community or government help, here's an example of the opposite.  

     

     

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  14. To get the networks, you'll need to stream, most commonly on an android box.  Just google IPTV providers...like Nitro TV, Helios, Vader Streams, etc.  I pay like $10 a month for 6000 Helios TV channels including just about every ABC, CBS, and NBC station in the US. 

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  15. This is a good conversation and I do not know many of the answers....but I have heard:

    -  That the Telcel Internet at home service works good but not so good for streaming, especially non-Netflix content.  Can anyone confirm that?

    -  Telmex is short IP addresses and they're not getting new assignments, which has affected their expansion (may be a rumor).

    -  Anyone offering public services has to follow Mexico IFETEL regs, which Ilox told me, can't drop below 10% of stated speed during peak hours within their network.   But that doesn't count for services beyond their gateway to the rest of the Internet.   If you are teaching Chinese students English from Mexico on a videoconference, that might be an issue.  The quality of service you'll get for connections beyond their gateways, (for consumer residential service), depends entirely upon the quality Telmex, Ilox, Telecable, or anyone else wants you to have...i.e. market conditions.   Gateway connections are pricey, so they oversubscribe them to whatever they can get away with. 

    - Services like Google, Netflix,  Facebook and others, peer directly into Telmex and Ilox networks through their own connections, which is why the quality is high.  They take it upon themselves to make sure you're happy.

    - If you don't like the quality of what you're getting, there's always business level agreements that guarantee the service level to what you need.

    - Ilox network is native fiber from the home all the way to their gateways.   From your house up to their gateways, there just aren't any bottlenecks.   So if you're doing things like IP phone and Video conferencing domestically, its naturally going to be good service.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  16. I just hung up with Jessica Avila at Ilox.   The first three customer installations turned up yesterday.  They are planning to finally open the office tomorrow...had a lot of unexpected delays in the preparations.  They have about 300 prepaid installations they expect to finish over the next two months and another 400 waitlisted.

     

     

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  17. Gents,

    I am going to guess these guys are subcontracting for Ilox, but you never know.   Since Ilox agreed to come in some of the other carriers have been stirring..I think Telecable / IZZI might be stepping up their game.  Telmex has started quoting some developments for fiber buildouts.   All good stuff.  For my part I'm just happy to hear that Ilox seems to be making steady progress.    Hopefully the sun will come up soon...

    Tom

  18. All,

    Here is a misc update on Ilox and some comments:

    - The Ajijic office lease has been signed and will open first week in January. 

    Calle Revolucion esq. Calle Victoria  
    Shared parking with Plaza Buganvilias. 
    Ubicación 20.299318,-103.255124

    Apertura primer semana de ENERO

    -  They have  also signed the lease on the main lakeside service center (trucks, services reps, etc) which will be located in Joco.   Locating in Ajijic was their first choice but turned out to be pricey.  It will take them another month or two to get that place conditioned and it will open after Ajijic office.

    - Last week they received all of the set top boxes and optical splitters for the prepaid installs.  They continue to install backbone fiber.  Customer drops will start just as soon as the Ajijic office opens.  Realistically it will take a while to get all the prepaids installed but thanfully, its just execution and no big delays foreseen.  Getting reasonable real estate sited has been the biggest delay.

    - Ilox is seeing a lot of interest in commercial grade Service Level Agreements from businesses area too.  They are working these accounts from their GDL office in the inter.  But clearly they have been surprised at the level of interest.  Lakeside is not the sleepy little community everyone thought. 

    - For all the prepaids who have signed up the thing to do now is simply relax, enjoy the holidays, and let Ilox do their thing for a while.  We´ve waited this long.....

    - Re: the comments on Telmex and the copper.   The Telmex central office in Ajijic is provisioned for what you call ADSL, which runs the Internet service over the existing copper to your house.  The problem with that is ADSL speeds deteriorate with distance.  After a few km, you can only get a few Mb download.   So what they often do is run a fiber connection to a node closer to your neighborhood, then a much shorter copper run to your house.  This is called VDSL.   VDSL can give you 20-40 Meg download easily.  My home in Rancho del Oro, several Km from Telmex office, gets about 6 Mb download on ADSL.   Los Sabinos, about 1 km further west, is on VDSL and they get 10-15 down.....Those are the breaks.

    - Ilox will be running Fiber-to-the.Home (FTTH).  While some have said you don´t need it...maybe true, the advantages of the fiber connection are huge.  Moisture just doesn´t affect it.  Nor does radio interference.  You can run fiber on power poles all day.   Unless you cut it, it works.   If you are a service provider, the maintenance cost of fiber are a fraction of copper..  Which makes the economics of doing a build out a lot more attractive. 

    - If you have Telmex DSL service and suffer from slow speeds, the problem might be a noisy cable pair, caused by deterioration due to surges.  Telmex doesn´t put primary surge protectors on the subscriber side, but they do seem willing to change out modems..Go figure.  You can fix this problem by installing your own surge protector.  Here´s a paper on it:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JUpRtC9Ki3cJCF4NtmjG_71haS8oRZUnnaljOx3pG2Y/edit?usp=sharing  .

    - It has been really great to see comments about other fiber projects going on.  Whether they be Telecable or Telmex.  Spidernet I think is doing fiber east of Chapala.  Perhaps the threat of Ilox competition is moving these guys.  Whatever.  Hopefully a rising tide will lift all boats.  Telmex has a lot of the gated communities locked up with their monopolization of the underground ducts.  They´ve  started quoting fiber to a few of them  Residents there will have to figure out if they want to trench and add Ilox or switch to Telmex fiber, or something.  If they do nothing, they risk seeing their property values affected vs. those places getting fiber.  

    - 2019 should be interesting!  

    Tom

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  19. 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

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