Originally Posted by kevin120
supposedly Groton is a 650MHz system according to the FCC COALS database which would explain the 50 HD channel difference Branford is a 1GHz system while Groton tops out at 651MHz and Branford can go all the way to 861MHz.
WHOA. That would explain a few things. If you just account for the HD, you end up at around 750, maybe we have tighter split nodes, fewer DOCSIS channels, or less VOD or something. 860mhz- 40HD's @ 2mhz/HD = 780mhz, figure a few are more than 2mhz. That would also explain why TVC has about the same HD lineup, but also has a full analog lineup (they must be and 860 system). I'm really hoping Comcast either upgrades us to 860mhz or TVC goes all digital and just knocks the HD lineup out of the park. Groton seems to be the last to get EVERYTHING, I'm almost wondering if it's a political move to be all "I told you so FCC" about having a publicly owned broadband network and cable overbuilder in town, even though free market logic would suggest that Groton would be first in line after areas overbuilt by FIOS and RCN.
What's even weirder is that I have 8 DOCSIS channels bonded, and the internet is still flakey. Hopefully after the speed upgrades settle themselves out, things will get better.