Let me explain...
I live on the outskirts of Oakboro, NC. For years broadband internet, more specifically DSL has been out of reach for many around these parts. Windstream the local provider, and before them CTC ( Windstream bough them about 5 years ago) have constantly said that a remote DSLAM was impossible to cover the area. Citing every time 6 figures for such upgrades. With that the hope for DSL, let alone any type of broadband service was out of the minds of many.
The Sprint tower that services the area is located at 557 Richard Rd Polkton, NC 28135.
It has been interesting monitoring the tower, and how the NV upgrades will work out.
Because of the area where the tower is located, and what I explained above, I thought the backhaul would be Microwave. To the surprise of many, Windstream did in fact create a new DSLAM to service the tower. You can literally follow the wiring on the almost non existent utility poles to the Tower.
Now magically everyone is serviced ( within approx. 23,000 feet of course) with DSL.
With that in mind, the NV upgrade of this tower has not only increased my 3G speeds, upwards of 2 mbps, before was close to 1 mbps. But now the area is serviced by DSL.
This would not have been possible without the NV upgrades. The local residents for years have been asking for DSL.
N Carolina 742 & Flint Ridge Rd, New Salem, NC 28103 is where the new DSLAM is located that services the tower further east.
I wonder how many other communities, neighborhoods, towns, and cities have benefited from upgrades as the one I described in remote areas of the country.
Before no DSLAM: