Cable Company Hotspots
jhellenthal at dataix.net
Sun Nov 22 19:50:52 UTC 2020
Sad that in some cases the extra WiFi usage results in higher electric bills for the consumer.... and cannot be opted out of.
The fact that there's a highway to Hell but only a stairway to Heaven says a lot about anticipated traffic volume.
> On Nov 22, 2020, at 11:49, kwoody at citywest.ca wrote:
>> How do the cable companies generally deliver this service? A friend
> insists it
>> piggybacks off the WIFI radios of existing cable company subscribers. In
>> words, the cable company WIFI router in a flat is providing both a private
>> for the flat's subscriber, but also a public hotspot service.
>> I concede it is possible, but I am skeptical that the high quality of
>> service we get here in Budapest could be achieved that way.
> Calix has this option on the 844G/E CPE. The G is used with fibre based
> drops and the
> E is used with cable modems.
> It is called Community Wifi and is an option that can be enabled in both
> units. It uses GRE tunnels
> to backhaul traffic.
> Never used it so have limited knowledge on actual workings, but have
> deployed many
> of both types of CPE's.
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