Comcast’s 2000Mbit Fiber to the Home

Quick information before we begin:

  • 2000Mbit (2Gbit) speed both up and down
  • 1 Static IPv4 address.
  • 1 Static /48 IPv6 subnet.
  • There are no data caps— even in markets that usually have data caps.
  • 3–4 month lead time between first inquiry and activation date.
  • $299.95 + equipment fees + taxes per month.
  • $500 installation + $500 activation fee (non-negotiable.)

A need for speed

It’s ugly but it worked

Extreme 505

Salsgiver Fiber

Xfinity Gigabit Pro

Getting through

The three-month process

Denied again

What it felt like switching to Comcast fiber

They closed one lane through town…

Fiber on the pole on my street
Fiber on the floor

How do I use 2 gigabits?

ACX2100

10Gbit home office LAN

MMF Transceivers (left) get installed into the Converged Network Adapters. MMF Patch cables (right) connect everything together.

Building a cheap 10Gbit router

The IBM server to the left is actually my router

Making it all work together

I didn’t want to do any cable management until the fiber was terminated

Fiber termination

Duda Cable tech installing a Fiber Patch Panel
Device for splicing fiber

Activation Day

A snapchat that my fiancé sent out as trucks kept pulling up
Final product. (1RU gap as the Juniper switch gets quite warm.)

Conclusion

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James Watt is a technology consultant & CEO of Tech Direct Services. He designs & manages networks for companies in Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio.

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James Watt

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James Watt is a technology consultant & CEO of Tech Direct Services. He designs & manages networks for companies in Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio.

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