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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I have had both and HIGHLY recommend fiber-optic, Fred. 

In our world, time is money. Even a few extra seconds add up - not to mention the physical stress caused by the frustration of waiting on that spinning color ball to fade away!!

May 23, 2023 07:12 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Fiber optics is amazing because the upper limits of what they could eventually transmit is so high! I read something that a group of researchers were able to send 255 terabits/second down one strand of fiber for a mile. That's something like 255K times faster than the 1 Gps shown above. I say go for it!!  Get that technology in place, enjoy the speed now, and be ready for faster stuff when it's available.

May 23, 2023 04:45 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Fast internet means saved time, no delay Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate. Prices don't look bad but will they deliver? Lucky to have our own Internet company that was way way ahead of the curve getting fiber digitally connected. Fiber, glass is so much better than copper.

May 23, 2023 03:03 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

These prices are great compared to here. Seems you really don't have a choice do you? I personally wouldn't give AT&t a dime of my money.

Depends on how much you're on the internet. Blogging for me is down so?

May 23, 2023 05:45 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Looks very expensive, of course anything is better than att.

May 22, 2023 09:51 PM
Peter Mohylsky 850-517-7098
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

give it a try and let us know how it works.  Not sure if I would buy in at the upper end until I try the lower price points

May 23, 2023 08:15 AM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

we currently have cable internet at more than $65 a month at less than 500 (which is good enough for all the streaming and uploading we do)  Our daughter just got fiber and it's good.  I haven't run a speed test, but streaming on her wifi works well and they have A LOT of electronics in their house.  home lap top, work lap top, lots of outdoor security cameras, a few indoor cameras, smart plugs, smart thermostat, smart alarm in safe and all of it is working fine.  She just got it about a month ago.  My inlaws should get it soon, will be a blessing because they use a verizon hotspot for internet... it's iffy.

May 23, 2023 07:22 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Estate Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate


I have zero experience with Fiber-Optic. 

I would go all in with the fastest they can provide. 


May 23, 2023 08:45 AM
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

I like it especially since I cut the cable and now stream video shows to my TV.

May 23, 2023 08:17 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Like Don said it's new to our area and our daughter has it and it's fast.  and it's more affordable and it has growth potential.  You could do wifi calling easily with fiber for your phones to work.  And also even in a power outage you can run the modem on a backup battery for a good long while.  And anything I could do to fire AT&T is a win for me.

May 23, 2023 08:07 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Sorry Fred, can't help. I live in downtown Chicago in a hirise. The building provides service paid for from the monthly HOA fee. Great internet service. May be facing a vendor issue when we move to the suburbs. Good luck!

May 23, 2023 04:47 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

YES it's a great thing!  We were in the same position, and our outlying area was eligible for fiber optics.  It's like night and day and worth it... but watch out... they may offer a great deal for the first year and then the price goes up after that unless you complain or get creative.

May 23, 2023 02:35 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Fred- when we lived in Leesburg, VA (2005) Verizon installed their FIOS which is I believe Fiber Optic. We loved it!!!! It was fast!

May 23, 2023 01:30 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Anything to make my  internet faster is great.

May 23, 2023 08:25 AM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Hi Fred, ATT fiber optic recently became available in this area and the people who use it love it. We are in a condo and service is with Spectrum via the association. It is very slow so I am thinking of adding ATT fiber optic at our own expense but still in the early stages of research.

I glanced at the Up Country site     and it looks like wifi is an extra cost, can't tell if they bundle it, so there is that to consider. I am always leary of plans that say "No contract" since that means they can raise their rates or change your plan/service at any time but the no data cap sounds interesting.

Here's a link to an article that might interest you with the different providers and their cost but Up Country is not listed. Best internet best gigabit providers. From looking at the pricing, your provider sounds very expensive so I'd start with the cheapest plan and upgrade if you like it.

Is StarLink available in your area? If so, that might be a good alternative for you.


May 23, 2023 12:42 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Speed is so important.  If you can save just a few minutes a day it adds up in great savings and production.  Sounds like you have a few options.  Try the middle one first ... if it is successfui take on the top choice if you see the benefits! Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate Best Wishes!  We will wait to hear how this worked out for you!

May 23, 2023 10:03 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Sorry Fred no experience with Fiber Optic.

May 23, 2023 04:23 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The choice between fiber optics and cable was presented to me yet I am intrigued with fiber optic. Waiting for time to reveal it all. 

May 23, 2023 07:00 AM