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therealcmj t1_j9zmeu4 wrote

Honestly? Let them do it.

Even if you don’t want Comcast service today you definitely want to have the option in the future. If only so you can use that as leverage against Verizon or whoever.

The trench will be tiny and the grass will regrow over it in a week or two at most.


Cameron_james t1_j9ztwl2 wrote

> Honestly? Let them do it.

I'm not letting a company decide that they will dig in my yard. If they want to ask, and I get to choose, fine. But, just leaving a note after they decided it, no. Just no. Never.


lenswipe t1_ja0wn7n wrote

Ever heard the term "Easement"?


Cameron_james t1_ja16yfe wrote

Yes. I lived next to the commuter rail. The MBTA had rights to pass through my yard to get to the tracks. That was stipulated in the P&S. The OP said there wasn't that stipulation in theirs.


bornconfuzed t1_ja1j9ox wrote

Regular utility easements are so dead common they wouldn’t need to be explicitly listed in the purchase and sale. It’s on the buyer to do their own due diligence as concerns easements. It sounds like the OP didn’t even pay for a real title search, or if they did didn’t understand it…


lenswipe t1_ja18xwz wrote

Might still be worth looking up with the city.


SparkDBowles t1_j9zyi11 wrote

Also, “fiber ready” is an upgrade and selling point on the Josie as opposed to outdated “cable/internet ready”


bcardarella OP t1_j9zp39f wrote

I'm just going Starlink when my Verizon contract is up anyway. Also, the property is very flat and it was a huge pita getting the grade right for drainage. I'd prefer not to deal with a sagging line down the property that will just collect water


dghah t1_j9zs3ub wrote

Starlink user here up at my cabin in Maine where I have a full remote job. Even in an uncontested area it’s expensive and unreliable if latency and persistent connectivity matters

And you have no recourse over how they manage the dish — for a year my dish pointed in a certain direction so we cleared trees, rented a boom lift and raised the dish to the highest point on our roofline ….

… then less than a week later starlink pushed out a east coast update that repointed dishes to a new direction causing me to go from 0% obstruction with perfect signal to 2% obstruction with brief outages every 2 minutes on average. I’m fucked until I can rent a lift and take down a different tree

And this is in semi rural Maine — your sky view and local cell is gonna much worse in any urban location

The basic deal is starlink is great ONLY if you literally have no other options. Any fixed line broadband option is going to be 100x better

I pay for a business grade Verizon FIOS circuit at my boston spot for a reason heh


Selfeducation t1_ja0zvl2 wrote

Its insane how they were able to rebrand satellite internet for rural areas into something people actually think they should have


endlesscartwheels t1_ja1cy18 wrote

It shows the importance of choosing the right name. Starlink is a masterpiece in eight letters.


therealcmj t1_j9zpr9o wrote

They will microtrench. As in it’ll be a machine with what is effectively a saw blade.

Starlink is good for remote locations where there is no option of fiber. In dense areas it’s not as good because wireless spectrum is shared.


Middle-Example6618 t1_j9zviqf wrote

I mean, it's his lawn. You're entitled to your opinions of it, but personally, sounds to me like he wants both of us off it.


everwriter t1_j9zq25x wrote

Out of curiosity, why Starlink? Their LEO satellite service is generally more expensive and less consistent than Fios, so just wondering if there was a reason for the swap