To the Editor,
Some people on the peninsula still have old type drop wire for their phone service (the cable from the pole to the house). This parallel wire will not pass frequencies much higher than audio, which is worthless for data. I used to have poor fax machine performance until my 300-foot long drop wire service was changed to twisted pair to increase frequency response. I now enjoy 10 MGBs, which is all that CenturyLink provides to my location. The wiring in the house also needs to be checked to see if it is the old style red, green, yellow, black type. Many residences and businesses on the peninsula have this type of wiring and it will cause low internet speeds and dropped connections. Installing higher quality wire will give you the speeds you pay for.
UNDERWRITTEN BY NEWSMATCH/MIAMI FOUNDATION, THE ANGEL GUILD, ROTARY CLUB OF GIG HARBOR, ADVERTISERS, DONORS AND PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT LOCAL, INDEPENDENT NONPROFIT NEWS