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Old 04-03-2020, 01:13 PM   #1
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I was reading an Associated Press article this morning concerning the difficulties some people were having in getting high speed Internet from their homes in various parts of the country. One of the people interviewed was a women from Sandwich, NH. I was unaware that dialup or satellite internet were the only choices for Sandwich. Anyone know?
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Old 04-03-2020, 01:29 PM   #2
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DSL is available, at decent speeds, most everywhere in Sandwich. Check out:

https://www.consolidated.com/residen...order-internet


If not, there is fixed wireless available to certain parts:

http://cyberpine.net/


Sandwich selectmen have said that any cable company that comes to Sandwich, must cover every house. Not economically feasible. M'boro allowed Amrac cable (as you might remember) come in years go and cover the neck, 25 and 109, and eventually (after many buyouts) grow to what it is today.

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Amrac cable

Jurisdiction Massachusetts (US)

https://opencorporates.com/companies/us_ma/L89299934


Adelphia was the predecessor to Time Warner and then Spectrum.

https://www.moultonboroughnh.gov/sit...timewarner.pdf
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Amrac cable

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https://opencorporates.com/companies/us_ma/L89299934


Adelphia was the predecessor to Time Warner and then Spectrum.

https://www.moultonboroughnh.gov/sit...timewarner.pdf
Guess you haven't lived in M'boro very long. The owner of Amrac owned a house on the neck and put together and installed a cable system in town. I know for sure, because they were customers of mine here for many years.

Internet research can get you so only far. Do you know who owned the Adelphia system, in M'boro, before Adelphia ? Maybe the internet knows
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Guess you haven't lived in M'boro very long. The owner of Amrac owned a house on the neck and put together and installed a cable system in town. I know for sure, because they were customers of mine here for many years.

Internet research can get you so only far. Do you know who owned the Adelphia system, in M'boro, before Adelphia ? Maybe the internet knows
We had cable service before Adelphia, and I am trying to remember the name of the company. Their office was in a building next to Skelley’s. My brain is being taxed...does anyone remember?
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We had cable service before Adelphia, and I am trying to remember the name of the company. Their office was in a building next to Skelley’s. My brain is being taxed...does anyone remember?
The answer is State Cable, who bought it from Amrac. By this point, Amrac was into Tuftonboro and Ossipee (parts thereof) also.
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We had cable service before Adelphia, and I am trying to remember the name of the company. Their office was in a building next to Skelley’s. My brain is being taxed...does anyone remember?
It was Pegasus in Moultonborough....in the 80s.
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It was Pegasus in Moultonborough....in the 80s.
I stand corrected, Pegasus was sandwiched in there too, among the other companies. Thanks! Amrac installed the initial system.
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My first home, vacation home, was in 1974, on the island.
Yes I'm aware who owned Adelphia and his son.

https://www.google.com/search?client...er+of+Adelphia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adelph...er+of+Adelphia

I stopped using Direct TV, that I installed on my roof, after Adelphia started offering. Direct TV, at that time, came in a box that you self installed (cost was $40 I believe).

Did he have a cable contract with the town, as required by law?

Adelphia was the name of the cable company, as the town contract indicates, since 2001.

Were these cable companies or fixed wireless internet companies! They are far from being the same.

Were they ISP's (internet service providers).?

Please post a Google link of Pegasus or Amrac for Moultonborough, NH


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Found this:

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Pegasus took over the cable system from Amrac Cable Television in 1991. It serves about 7,000 subscribers in Winsted, Harwinton, Colebrook, New Hartford, Barkhamsted and the western portion of Hartland.

https://www.courant.com/news/connect...515-story.html


Full Title: PEGASUS CABLE TV.
Document Type(s): Order
Bureau(s): Managing Director, Cable Services
Description:
Dismissed complaints regarding the cable programming services tier rates that tPegasus was charging in Winchester, Goshen, Barkhamstead, Harwinton, New Hartford & Colebrook, CT, Tuftonboro &
DA/FCC #: DA-97-786
File #: CUID Nos. CT0036
FCC Record Citation: 12 FCC Rcd 21328 (34)

https://www.fcc.gov/document/pegasus-cable-tv


Full Title: PEGASUS CABLE TELEVISION, INC.
Document Type(s): Erratum
Bureau(s): Managing Director, Cable Services
Description:
Erratum to correct city listed for CUID.CT0100 from the Town of New Britian to Town of New Hartford. (By MO&O [DA 96-784] adopted May 24, 1996 by the Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance
DA/FCC #: DA-96-784
FCC Record Citation: 11 FCC Rcd 18028 (32)

https://www.fcc.gov/document/pegasus...television-inc



Pegasus selling last cable systems
By BroadCasting & Cable Staff
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Mar 16, 2018
Original:
May 21, 2000

Pegasus Communications Corp. is clearing out its cable systems, agreeing to sell systems serving 55,000 subscribers in Puerto Rico to Centennial Cellular for $170 million. The deal, brokered by Waller Capital Corp., will leave Pegasus with its hefty DirecTV rural dealership operation and 10 U.S. TV stations.

https://www.broadcastingcable.com/ne...-systems-86580


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folks who might remember the periods of time when Pegasus and then Adelphia maintained their offices near Balmoral.
https://www.moultonboroughnh.gov/sit...02-02-2015.pdf


[QUOTE]With more than 5.8 million subscribers in 37 U.S. states and Puerto Rico, Adelphia Communications Corporation is one of the nation's leading cable service providers. Adelphia achieved exponential growth in the 1980s and 1990s through aggressive acquisition strategies. Having made significant investments in fiber optic technology in the 1990s


http://www.fundinguniverse.com/compa...ation-history/


Is this the 0riginal issue:

https://hosted.ap.org/semissourian/a...ck-home-nation

https://www.broadbandsearch.net/serv...h?search=03227

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Now it’s my turn to stand corrected. We bought a seasonal property in 79, and I recall several seasons of an antenna on the roof (we got one channel), and I have no recollection of any cable before Pegasus. We’ve come a long way since then. BTW, there are places in Moultonborough that still don’t have cable ....Sheridan Rd., for example. Correct me if that’s wrong.
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Spectrum has at least 100 Mbps of broadbband running along Sheridan Rd., as well as the "TV" part of a cable company.

There are HOA's (home owner associatioins) on Sheridan Dr. that do not have because of lack of lines (fiber or otherwise) into the sites /homes .

In other words, broadband is going right by the entrance to their development. They do not have lines, and Spectrum won't put in because of their "home density" guidelines. If they have phone landlines from Consolidated Communications they can probably get DSL. Strike that, if there are not enough homes to justify for the phone company ( no DSLAMS).
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My first home, vacation home, was in 1974, on the island.
Yes I'm aware who owned Adelphia and his son.

https://www.google.com/search?client...er+of+Adelphia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adelph...er+of+Adelphia

I stopped using Direct TV, that I installed on my roof, after Adelphia started offering. Direct TV, at that time, came in a box that you self installed (cost was $40 I believe).

Did he have a cable contract with the town, as required by law?

Adelphia was the name of the cable company, as the town contract indicates, since 2001.

Were these cable companies or fixed wireless internet companies! They are far from being the same.

Were they ISP's (internet service providers).?

Please post a Google link of Pegasus or Amrac for Moultonborough, NH


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It was Amrac, Pegasus (thanks SDN), State, Adelphia, Time Warner then Spectrum. I have no interest to find a Google link, talk to some other old timers here in M'boro that were involved in communications/IT.

Yes, it was a sanctioned cable system... visit the town offices and research it. Talk to one of the selectmen that were around then.

They were cable companies, I owned the only town fixed wireless system (at the time) and did so for decades, so yes, I know the differences.

IIRC, Pegasus introduced a .5M internet, and it grew in capacity as other owners bought it.

I'm really thru with this thread, except for questions about Sandwich.

I appreciate everyone's useful input.
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I'm also done with this thread.

I did research the town website. Unfortunately, they did a system change several years ago and I do not believe all of the archives was captured.
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Spectrum has at least 100 Mbps of broadbband running along Sheridan Rd., as well as the "TV" part of a cable company.

There are HOA's (home owner associatioins) on Sheridan Dr. that do not have because of lack of lines (fiber or otherwise) into the sites /homes .

In other words, broadband is going right by the entrance to their development. They do not have lines, and Spectrum won't put in because of their "home density" guidelines. If they have phone landlines from Consolidated Communications they can probably get DSL. Strike that, if there are not enough homes to justify for the phone company ( no DSLAMS).
The development starting at Sachem road, off of Sheridan Rd has no cable, not because of density but because underground conduit for cable wasn't installed when the development was built and the HOA won't allow poles. There is DSL there, but it comes off the Sandwich exchange and is beyond the supported distance, so bits flow in a trickle. This is the situation that started the M'boro communication fund, built up from the cable franchise fees. Yet, while the fund has paid to upgrade speeds to over 40 homes, that neighborhood still is unserved. It would be a good spot for a pole-mounted fixed wireless antenna, but Spectrum isn't interested.
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Reneging on done. One more.

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the HOA won't allow poles.
Is it the HOA, or the HOA bylaws? How about buried cable from the street?

The HOA bylaws can be changed by the members.

If it is the HOA members ... so be it!

Please don't petition the NHEC, however. Placing fiber on the street poles won't help.

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