Re: Shared Internet
From: Jeroldine Hallberg (
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2020 09:55:34 -0700 (PDT)
Hi Ed -
Your work in B'ham is exemplary.
Where we are building Skagit Commons, the city of Anacortes is installing
municipal fiber. I believe their pricing would charge each unit the same as
a single family house. It's less than commercial cable, but nothing like $6
a unit.
What type of contract do you have with your cable company?

Thanks, Jerry Hallberg

On Mon, Sep 7, 2020, 10:56 AM Edwin Simmers <edwinsimmers [at]>

> When we built our community 20 years ago we ran Cat 5 cables through
> underground conduits (with cable and phone cables) to a central point in
> each residential building. From there we ran more Cat 5 to wall outlets in
> every unit’s rooms. That way our shared Internet could use just one
> service, one modem and one router.
> Many of those unit wall outlets now serve our Ubiquity WiFi access points
> that we’ve scattered around the community using the same SSDI and password.
> So now we have free-range WiFi everywhere and hard-wired Ethernet
> connections where needed.
> Our budget for Internet service, equipment, and Rackspace email provider
> is about $6 a month per unit that we just include in our operating budget.
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