PureFibre In The Westend of Vancouver

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ThePopper
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We are curious to find out when PureFibre will be installed on the 1100 block of Burnaby Street, in Vancouver's Westend neighborhood. From what we have read, most other areas of Greater Vancouver are up and running, except for the Westend.  We're "chomping at the bit" for your service!

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Community Power User
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If Fibre isn't available in your area yet. The more people who request it, may or may not speed up their buildout. You can visit https://fibre.telus.com/iwantfibre/

Telus doesn't divulge any information on their current plans or area build outs.

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ThePopper
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The Westend has such a high density of people, I am very suprised that we are one of the last areas to get PureFibre.  It's very disappointing not to have that choice.  There are a lot of young working people that need the speed of fibre, yet, as I said, we are one of the last neighborhoods to get fibre.  Is Telus not able to "divulge" a window of time as to when we can expect the service, so WE can plan accordingly??

 

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One of the challenges in high density neighbourhoods is obtaining permission from building owners to install infrastructure. Thus you, and Telus, can be stuck with Fibre to the Curb, and a roadblock to moving further. Additionally, often the cabling inside the building is the responsibility of the building owner, and they are not always prepared to upgrade. And there are some instances where individual tenants / owners prevent installation by refusing entry to installation staff. Multiply this by the number of buildings, and you can begin to see the magnitude of the task.

 

It is actually much easier to service low density areas, even though the territory is greater!

 

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ThePopper
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You have brought to light, some very valid points!  Quite obvious, that we never thought of the daunting logistics that come with a high density neighborhood.  Thanks for your input, it's greatly appreciated.  We are patiently waiting.  :-)