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Who's responsible for the internet cable installation

Ok, so i got my dream flat as of april 1st next year in Brugg AG.

The only downfall is that the cables which are used to connect the internet are slow speed cables and have a max of 2mbps

Plus point is that as there is no cablecom tv installed, there is a satelite dish and receiver with a double card slot so can get british and swiss tv

My question is, who does the responsibility lie with to install the faster cables (20mbps) to allow me to use broadband. I think its IBB (electricity company), but is it at my cost? Should it not be a service which is provided to everbody like in the uk?

I have absolutely no neighbours, just some offices around who probably dont require a fast internet connection. Is there a way that i could influence the installation without it being charged to me? These telecommunication companies benefit in the long run from charging me and whoever else wants highspeed internet and i dont see why i should have to pay the installation just to pay a higher monthly amount on top of it

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Re: Who's responsible for the internet cable installation

I'd be very surprised if a business doesn't have high speed internet. Usually businesses are the first to be targetted though doubtful that they have cable, more likely a version of DSL unless they are very large and want a dedicated line.

In Ireland (not very helpful I know), people have to wait until an area is supplied with cable before being able to request the service as the costs of cable installation (ie digging up of roads etc) are massive. If however all you need is to upgrade the cable in your apartment (which seems more likely) than an electrician does the deed I believe. Was the case in Fribourg anyway when we needed to get connected, however, the electrician was organised by UPC themselves(then cablecom) and we werent even charged.

I assume that you have asked your local cable company whether your house/ appartment is connected to the cable grid?

In any case, good luck!
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Re: Who's responsible for the internet cable installation

Go for internet over telephone line.. TV as well.

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Ok, so i got my dream flat as of april 1st next year in Brugg AG.

The only downfall is that the cables which are used to connect the internet are slow speed cables and have a max of 2mbps

Plus point is that as there is no cablecom tv installed, there is a satelite dish and receiver with a double card slot so can get british and swiss tv

My question is, who does the responsibility lie with to install the faster cables (20mbps) to allow me to use broadband. I think its IBB (electricity company), but is it at my cost? Should it not be a service which is provided to everbody like in the uk?

I have absolutely no neighbours, just some offices around who probably dont require a fast internet connection. Is there a way that i could influence the installation without it being charged to me? These telecommunication companies benefit in the long run from charging me and whoever else wants highspeed internet and i dont see why i should have to pay the installation just to pay a higher monthly amount on top of it

cheers for any advice
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Re: Who's responsible for the internet cable installation

thanks peeps

it is not on the cable grid, the absolute maximum that i can get is 3.6mbps

I didnt quite get your suggestions. DSL? telephone? surely the phone cant increase the speed to broadband can it?, the building owner told me today that the businesses are connected via "funk" which csts 150.- per months, what the hell is he on about?
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Re: Who's responsible for the internet cable installation

http://www.swisscom.ch/res/internet/dsl/index.htm
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Re: Who's responsible for the internet cable installation


ah ok

when i called swisscom they said they can only recommend dsl mini, thats 2mbps
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Re: Who's responsible for the internet cable installation

Or http://www.swisscom.ch/res/internet/...?languageId=en (the same in English)
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Re: Who's responsible for the internet cable installation

what about green.ch
http://www.green.ch/deCH/Privatkunden.aspx
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Re: Who's responsible for the internet cable installation

this might interest you
http://www.green.ch/LinkClick.aspx?f...d=240&mid=1650
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the building owner told me today that the businesses are connected via "funk" which csts 150.- per months, what the hell is he on about?
"Funk"=radio, i.e. there are no physical phone lines, it's wireless.

Normal phone lines can do 20Mbps+, depending on how old they are, and how old the central is.

You're stuck.

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Re: Who's responsible for the internet cable installation

Green.ch and Swisscom use the same physical infrastructure, at least for the "last mile" ie customer access. If Swisscom can only manage 2 Mbps, Green.ch will not be able to better this.
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Re: Who's responsible for the internet cable installation

We are using Tooway for satellite internet in Spain. Max is 10.2 Mb down. It is working pretty well. Best deal I see right now is with Tooway Direct, here:

http://www.toowaydirect.com/purchase/

Might be an option for you. I wish I still had my Fiber Power 100 in Zurich!!!
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Re: Who's responsible for the internet cable installation

i just checked my address and the connection between the grid and my flat is too long for them to consider installing it
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We are using Tooway for satellite internet in Spain. Max is 10.2 Mb down. It is working pretty well. Best deal I see right now is with Tooway Direct, here:

http://www.toowaydirect.com/purchase/

Might be an option for you. I wish I still had my Fiber Power 100 in Zurich!!!
thats worth a look (although very expensive for 10mbps)
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Re: Who's responsible for the internet cable installation

I guess it's one of the disadvantages of living in the " back blocks"
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Re: Who's responsible for the internet cable installation

Does anyone use the internet offered at La Poste? It looks like a good deal but I'm technologically impaired....
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Does anyone use the internet offered at La Poste? It looks like a good deal but I'm technologically impaired....
can you give details. I did not know that La Poste offered internet access in Switzerland.
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Re: Who's responsible for the internet cable installation

It's 60Ch per month for DSL 5Mbit/s including the connection fee, plus a fixed telephone (VOIP), plus 49 for the WIFI router, and 79 for installation. And 100CH credit. And no minimum contract.

Good deal?

We're coming from a rocket stick that only gave us 10G of fast internet a month, which wasn't enough.
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Re: Who's responsible for the internet cable installation

Read in details the contract because no minimum duration contract seems too good to be true.

You can use Comparis for the internet access provider.

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It's 60Ch per month for DSL 5Mbit/s including the connection fee, plus a fixed telephone (VOIP), plus 49 for the WIFI router, and 79 for installation. And 100CH credit. And no minimum contract.

Good deal?

We're coming from a rocket stick that only gave us 10G of fast internet a month, which wasn't enough.
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