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Under the beta-test they have disabled several functions of the box. The live button does not work also the settings for audio output have been turned off and the favorites menu has been disabled. Also there are no settings for fast-forward compensation or 10 second fast rewind. The people at the beta hotline tell me these features will only be turned back on when the test is complete.
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Live works fine, use it all the time on Samsung DVR son has the 6!tunner
This is the Arris 6 tuner. Probably set up differently by TWC.
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Under the beta-test they have disabled several functions of the box. The live button does not work also the settings for audio output have been turned off and the favorites menu has been disabled. Also there are no settings for fast-forward compensation or 10 second fast rewind. The people at the beta hotline tell me these features will only be turned back on when the test is complete.

Good to know. All the features i miss the most. Any eta on when test will be complete?
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This is the Arris 6 tuner. Probably set up differently by TWC.
Realized that after I posted. Tried to delete but the right side active topics overlays the final delete button when on an Ipad
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This might be of some interest here. Certainly a game changer if it happens.

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/201...ouncement.html
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This might be of some interest here. Certainly a game changer if it happens.

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/201...ouncement.html
Until/unless I see otherwise, I am assuming that GF will be cherry-picking the areas that they'll serve. Being in a small underground subdivision in Matthews, I won't be holding my breath. Best I can hope for at the moment is some pricing and/or speed pressure on TWC.

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In the other places where GF has moved in, it generally sets the indigenous cable & wired phone provider into a panic. All of a sudden all kinds of great deals are to be had with faster service.
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I'm holding off on getting excited at all about the GF announcement until I hear a clarification on exactly where they're going to be servicing. I seem to recall when I read the initial announcement that suburbs (Huntersville, Matthews, etc.) would not be included. Still, unless TWC/AT&T somehow split the region up into City/Suburbs, the promotions should be available to us all. I'd still much rather Google actually ran out to the suburbs as well.
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I'm holding off on getting excited at all about the GF announcement until I hear a clarification on exactly where they're going to be servicing. I seem to recall when I read the initial announcement that suburbs (Huntersville, Matthews, etc.) would not be included. Still, unless TWC/AT&T somehow split the region up into City/Suburbs, the promotions should be available to us all. I'd still much rather Google actually ran out to the suburbs as well.
http://erichsen-group.com/mapping-google-fiberhoods/ Scroll down for Charlotte area map
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Sounds like it's pretty much a done deal. GF is coming to Charlotte and RDU. That's certainly going to shake up the status quo TWC/AT&T oligopoly.

Looks like it has been officially announced in Raleigh with Pat in attendance.

http://www.newsobserver.com/2015/01/...igh-speed.html
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http://erichsen-group.com/mapping-google-fiberhoods/ Scroll down for Charlotte area map
Interesting. My area in Huntersville is not included in the map (guess we're too far off the main corridor), but the site says they're just using predictive modeling and it's not official, so likely the borders aren't anywhere near exact.

Even if it was provided here, I'm not sure what I'd do. My bill right now is $35 for 15 Mbps and it's working mostly well enough for everything we do. If the pricing is consistent with other markets, that'd be double the cost for a huge jump in speed. Too bad there's no 500 Mbps option for $35.
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Gee... let's skip right over Joe's neighborhood!


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http://erichsen-group.com/mapping-google-fiberhoods/ Scroll down for Charlotte area map
Hmm my area of Gastonia is in there but I doubt anytime soon if any it would come here. At least it will drive U-verse and TWC to offer free speed bumps and other intensives so it's good for the people around that have to stay put.
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