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  1. Gents,

    Some responses to the most recent comments:

    - No collections planned for large amounts of money.  Any payment would be one time on the Telmex bill as part of the agreement to contribute. 

    - Telmex prioritizes capital projects per their budget and natural expansion in the area.  There are parts of Rancho del Oro and western Ajijic  undergoing natural growth, which may trigger an expansion project anyway.  But currently Ajijic office says nothing scheduled for this area.

    - Only 10 people have signed up so far.  We need about 100 willing to pay at least 3000 pesos one time.   I'm working on the form providing feedback on no. of sign ups.

    - If you are close to Rancho del  Oro / Villa Nova and wish to sign up, just add a note on your colonia. 

    - I've heard mixed comments about Telecable service in the area. Orygun Duck what speeds are you getting?

     

    Tom

     

     

     

     

  2. We are putting together a list of interested residents of Villa Nova and Rancho del Oro - who are willing to cooperate with the Telmex capital investment charge and accelerate the upgrade of our neighborhoods. If you live in either colonia and are interested - please go to the sign up form here:

    Faster Internet Sign Up Form - Villa Nova & Rancho del Oro

    Privacy notice:  This is a secure form on the Wufoo web site, operated by Survey Monkey.  Their privacy notice here .  Information provided on this form will  be shared only with Telmex and/or neighborhood coordinators for the purposes of upgrading Internet service. If you have any concerns about privacy please PM me.  We don't want any interest to go un-noted!. 

     Tom

  3. Here's an update on this project.  Telmex is increasing capital investment at Lakeside to bring higher internet speeds, but Rancho del Oro/Villa Nova are not yet scheduled.  If residents are willing to pay part of the capital cost, they said they would accelerate (about $15000 USD) or $150 if we could get 100 people.

    If you live in Rancho del Oro or Villa Nova, have Telmex service now, and are willing to contribute, please go to this sign up form to indicate your interest.

    https://vdslajj.wufoo.com/forms/zfeo6660m135pf/

    Tom Kessler

     

     

  4. Guys, its true, VDSL goes over copper....for about a max of about 1.5 Km...Problem is, normal central office copper runs are 3-4 km and longer, where ADSL limits out. ...VDSL leverages the last mile copper for higher speeds by using a limited length from upgraded neighborhood cabinet which have fiber. Thats where the VDSL cards are installed.   Once on VDSL, you can contract speeds much higher than 10 mb.  

    This explains way lakeside places further out than Rancho del Oro have faster service.  They're running fiber for part of the leg.  There is no such thing as higher speeds than ADSL2 with existing infrastructure.  No free lunch.   VDSL runs much faster because the copper lengths it travels are shorter.

    It seems true that Telmex could supply 10Meg to our area if they chose to.. I pay $599 and get about 6mg down.  Maybe those who pay the next tier up get 10M down.   

    Telmex investment required is very real, a lot more than the 300K pesos they quoted.  We can all wait and hope they upgrade someday, or if we could find 100 residents willing to pay 3000 pesos one time, have it happen today.   

    When they do decide to run the fiber for VDSL, they'll also provision the infrastructure of fiber to the home too...

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  5. Rancho del Oro and Villa Nova do not have  preinstalled infrastructure to support higher speed VDSL.  Most of the area is served by two old cabinets that have no DSL cards, only wires that link the underground Telmex feeder cables with the local aerial distribution cables.  They are located on the corners of Rio Yaqui @ Rio Nazas, and Callejon de Arroyo @ Carretera Chapla.   Photos here:   https://postimg.org/gallery/gfochx5u/       When a neighborhood is upgraded, Telmex installs additional cabinets with Fiber and DSL cards on top or to the side of existing cabinets.   

     

     

     

  6. 5 hours ago, ComputerGuy said:

    No, "several" is incorrect. To begin with, no fiber is required. And here, the DSL cards in most neighbourhoods were "upgraded" as standard some years ago, so that in truth only software application is required at the head end. There are very few neighbourhoods now that do not have the pre-installed infrastructure to get VDSL. The ones that don't stick out like a sore thumb, unfortunately.

    And this is why TelMex was sending out drivers with loads of new modems over the last few months, dropping them off at homes that hadn't requested them.

     

    5 hours ago, ComputerGuy said:

    No, "several" is incorrect. To begin with, no fiber is required. And here, the DSL cards in most neighbourhoods were "upgraded" as standard some years ago, so that in truth only software application is required at the head end. There are very few neighbourhoods now that do not have the pre-installed infrastructure to get VDSL. The ones that don't stick out like a sore thumb, unfortunately.

    And this is why TelMex was sending out drivers with loads of new modems over the last few months, dropping them off at homes that hadn't requested them.

    Computer Guy,

    There are several local hardware upgrades required to switch from ADSL2+ to VDSL.  Telmex would have to install FTTN (Fiber to the Node) to the street cabinets which allows leveraging the copper loops for VDSL2 which only works over shorter distances, (about 1km) .  Also need to replace the older ADSL2 only modems.   This link describes:  http://www.ospmag.com/issue/article/vdsl2-turning-copper-gold

    Lulugirl,

    I'm afraid so...Slim (isn't that an oxymoron!) isn't going to spend his money in our neighborhood before he spends it on others more needy, unless we give him some help.At least not anytime soon. 

     

  7. Computer Guy,

    There are several local hardware upgrades required to switch from ADSL2+ to VDSL.  Telmex would have to install FTTN (Fiber to the Node) to the street cabinets which allows leveraging the copper loops for VDSL2 which only works over shorter distances, (about 1km) .  Also need to replace the older ADSL2 only modems.   This link describes:  http://www.ospmag.com/issue/article/vdsl2-turning-copper-gold

    Lulugirl,

    I'm afraid so...Slim (isn't that an oxymoron!) isn't going to spend his money in our neighborhood before he spends it on others more needy, unless we give him some help.At least not anytime soon. 

     

  8. Anyone interested in faster internet in Rancho del Oro / Villanova?    For 300,000 pesos one time contribution split among the residents, Telmex says they'd do a Fiber/VDSL upgrade which would give much faster speeds, 10-50 mB,   If we could find 100 residents interested in paying $3000 pesos one time each, with no change in Telmex monthly rate, we could get Rancho del Oro and Villa Nova upgraded.  Message me if interested and I'll add you to the list...So far I have 11 people.

    Telmex mostly uses ADSL2+ service now whose speed drops with distance from the central office.  This link explains. 

    http://www.increasebroadbandspeed.co.uk/2012/graph-ADSL-speed-versus-distance .

     Your router stats will also tell you the maximum distance attainable...For those of us in Rancho del Oro / Villa Nova, we're getting about 5/6Mpbs down, which is the max of about 3km, but we're really only 2km...With good cable, should be able to get 10 or more. So either the cable is lossy and old, or Telmex is throttling it back. 

    When the distance gets too far, Telmex runs fiber to a neighborhood box and high speed VDSL from there.   VDSL works best up to about 1km.  This is why places like Riberas and Raquet Club have faster service than places like Rancho del Oro  on the distance limit.   Rancho del Oro / Villa Nova are not on the list to be upgraded anytime soon, because other areas are priority. 

     

    Tom Kessler
    Rio Bravo
    Rancho del Oro
    Cel. 33-31071859

     

     

     

     

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