[Chugalug] EPB announcement

Joe Freeman joe at netbyjoe.com
Tue Sep 17 21:54:36 UTC 2013

Information I gathered a couple of years ago when the company I was working
with at the time was making lots of proposals to lots of places for high
speed connectivity-

Because of geological topology, there are three main fiber paths through
Chattanooga. One of those (Knoxville) hasn't been fully developed last time
I looked at it, and the best route at the time between Knoxville and
Chattanooga was through Nashville. Obviously Nashville is one of the
remaining two, and the last one is ATL.

Norfolk Southern spun their fiber business out to a separate company quite
a while back, but last time I talked to them, they only had fiber south to
ATL, via Rome.

Allied Fiber was going to build new fiber between ATL - Chattanooga and
Knoxville a couple of years ago, but their website doesn't show anything
about Chattanooga at the moment.

Level3's primary pop is at 1601 Central, and they have connections from
there all over the place. CenturyLink (Qwest) actually has three pops here
- the CLEC pop on 16th, the Qwest pop on Slayton, and one on Rossville that
no one I know has ever been able to tell me what was in it.

Chattanooga has lots of fiber going north/south, but very little east/west.
The primary connection sites are in ATL (56 Marietta for example), and
Chicago via Nashville.


On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 5:29 PM, Dan Lyke <danlyke at flutterby.com> wrote:

> On Tue, 17 Sep 2013 16:40:55 -0400
> "Daniel L. Appleget" <daniel at chattanoogacomputerservice.com> wrote:
> > Let me test, what is anIP close to you I can Ping?
> That was a joke (Dave got it). Chattanooga is 2459 miles away by road,
> and that's a fairly straight set of roads. 2459 miles is 0.0132003884
> light seconds, or 13.2 light milliseconds. Round trip would be 26.4
> milliseconds.
> So a ping time of 25 milliseconds would mean packets were exceeding the
> speed of light.
> But if'n ya wanna, sonic.net supplies fiber to Sebastopol and Palo Alto
> and is working on a few other places (same basic price range, $40 for
> 100 megabit, $70 for gigabit, with phone and long distance and bla bla
> bla), and is also my ISP (although I've just got an ADSL2+ connection).
> So www.sonic.net is reasonable to test, and home.flutterby.net is
> sitting under my desk in Petaluma. Though that's a ZTE 300 modem talking
> to my home server, so that could add 50ms right there...
> Dan
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