The AT&T trucks were first seen in a flurry of activity along Greenhorn Road in Grass Valley over the 2010 Thanksgiving weekend. November and December rains curtailed some of the DSL build-out in the area. We have found, from past AT&T DSL deployment, that the launch date from when truck activity starts can be anywhere from 2-4 months. AT&T reveals nothing about launch dates, but customers typically know because they will be besieged by AT&T telemarketers and mailings as the date approaches. Any information we post here about deployment dates or location has typically been accessed through one of the many AT&T installers. It is not necessarily accurate.
There was one household early on in the process that was asked to have a remote terminal (which essentially amplifies the DSL signal from the central office) co-located on their property. When presented with the AT&T contract for this work, they cited a clause which held them responsible for any damage to the equipment and consequently declined to sign on.
Apparently, there are remote terminals installed at Family Circle and Jones Ridge Road. Typically, if you are located with 20,000 feet of those boxes, you will be able to access DSL service. The slower speeds are only available closer to the end. There was one to be installed on Yama Way, but an easement couldn’t be obtained. This has nothing to do with the above mentioned incident.
Stay tuned for more information as we have it. Spiral Internet is accepting pre-orders for this DSL service. Call us at 478-9822.