Re: data infrastructure
From: Mac & Sandy Thomson (
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2003 15:33:01 -0700 (MST)
Here at Heartwood Cohousing, we ran conduit (3/4" PVC?) amongst all the
homes and common house in anticipation of someday possibly running data
lines throughout the community.  Within our production built homes, we ran
data lines (along with the phone lines) from the basements to between 2 and
5 other locations in the house depending on what the homeowners wanted.
(Besides our 14 production built homes here, we also have 10 custom homes
and I'm not sure what they did for in-home data lines.

Heartwood Cohousing is a rural neighborhood of 24 homes (12 duplex and 12
detached) in southwest Colorado.  Our first move in was January 2000.

- Mac

Mac Thomson

Heartwood Cohousing
Southwest Colorado

"True peace is not the absence of tension, it's the presence of justice"
            - Martin Luther King


tom zito wrote:
> I'm writing to see if anyone out there has built high speed data
> infrastructure into their community.  We're going to (hopefully) be
> entering the infrastructure building phase in about 4 months here at
> Pacifica (nee. Bolin Creek) in North Carolina, and we're beginning to
> look at costing out conduit, looking at using fibre vs copper, etc. I
> was wondering who's done what out there, and what your experiences were,
> what advice do you have, anything really.
> Some of our questions that we're looking at are
> Can we look at data network/outside access as a utility?
> can we do VOIP phones and will it save us money in the long run?
> What kind of infrastructure should we build in houses and to houses?

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