There was a man walking around my street today and I thought he might be with DOT, which I need to talk too.
To my dissapointment, he wasn't. That was short lived. He was a sub contractor for Aliant measuring for the fibre op on our street.
I had quite a good chat with him, trying to get as much info as possible. Right now, there are some people on the north side doing the beta testing already. Most of the northside is all wired up. I gather from what he said that the FO would go as far as just past the Petro Canada at the end of main street. They are laying fibre op cable where there are the most people in relatively short distance. He had just done Tamarack park yesterday where there are over 400 homes under 3 square kilometer.
I guess that's why we are added to the list because of them. Where I live, we are about 100 in 5 sqaure kilometer.
He told me that New Maryland area stops near Sunset Drive near the Ultramar gas station. They don't have enough density after that.
Having said that, I'm sure Oromocto will be also on the list cause they sure have lots of homes in that area in a relatively small area as far as the military quarters go.
I asked him when would I expect to get the cable laid on my street and he said Main Srteet had been surveyed at the end of March and they where almost all done as we speak so before years end, I should have it.
Now I wonder if Aliant would take my dual tuner PVR's from ROGERS and exchange them with whatever they need or have in order to please me?
I asked him about pricing and he said it will be very competitive with ROGERS as far as what I have right now (cell, home phone, internet and digital TV) and that would be at lightning speed of course. I asked him if he knew if Bell would be sending the HD channels as originally broadcasted by companies or would they just send them compressed as on the satellite and he didn't know that part of the specs.
All in all, a very good chat. Did I mention I know for a fact that my street is slated for Fibre Op?
He said if I called Aliant, they would probably deny it but he said if my street wasn't on it, we wouldn't have had that chat.
Oh, and my street is slated to have Fibre Op Cable.