| Review by Tobester |
member for 12.5 years, 3803 visits, last login: a few hours ago
updated 1.8 years ago
- San Francisco,San Francisco,CA
- $45 per month
- about 15 days
- "Great $$ value, Speed, Tech Support"
- "modem documention lacking"
- "HIGHLY recommend!"
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AT&T's newly introduced DSL Terms of Service, including monthly caps, simply rubbed me the wrong way. I know I will never come close to approaching a cap, however, I was angered with AT&T telling me "at our convenience" and with "one month's notice............" Your only option is to accept terms or cancel.
Well, guess what AT&T, you made me get off the fence and try Sonic.net and I have been thrilled.
I switched from a barebones measured AT&T landline partnered with 6.0Mbps DSL.
Now I have much higher Sonic ADSL2+ speeds, unlimited local and national long distance, voicemail, and custom calling features for practically the same price.
No more AT&T, Yahoo, U-verse, or router passwords to juggle or bouncing between two AT&T and Yahoo to change account settings.
»New San Francisco (94115) Fusion Installation (LONG)
Fiber And when ATT brings in Fiber and slowly starts pulling all that Copper- you will be forced back to ATT. ATT does NOT have to share their fiber and companies like Sonic are doing a way of the horse and buggy.
ATT has done this to several areas already but won't be mentioned here on DSLR as nobody will run the story.
Re: Fiber ATT won't sell that copper. They'll take it down. Why would you sell your network to another company to turn around and compete against them? You don't do that. You take it down when you're new network is built. You didn't see cable doing that when they rebuilt to HFC and you won't see a Telco do that either.
And as far as the VARDs they can be plopped anywhere within the ROW and the city can't do anything. And if need be; ATT will go to the state and get the job done that way as they have in most states they do business in and i'm sure Cali is one of them.
Edit add; and as I thought- SF has NO say so anymore in Cali. Only the state does since 06. »arstechnica.com/hardware/news/20···7873.ars
Re: Fiber And the FCC says that the privilege goes away. Just because you pay now doesn't mean you'll pay later. Meaning it goes away.
Santa Rosa, CA
said by hottboiinnc:The copper can't just "go away". The FCC would need to rule that there was adequate competition, which in two recent proceedings they declined to do.
And the FCC says that the privilege goes away. Just because you pay now doesn't mean you'll pay later. Meaning it goes away.
To further bolster competition, the state of CA passed AB 1315 last year, which states in part that:
This bill would provide that if an incumbent local exchangeSee the full text here: »ftp://leginfo.public.ca.gov/pub/09-10/···red.html
carrier files a forbearance petition with the FCC requesting that the
FCC forbear from enforcing that carrier's duty to provide to any
requesting telecommunications carrier nondiscriminatory access to
network elements on an unbundled basis at any technically feasible
point on rates, terms, and conditions that are just, reasonable, and
nondiscriminatory, within any metropolitan statistical area located
in the state, the PUC would be required to participate in that
forbearance proceeding by filing comments on the petition, providing
data on competition in the metropolitan statistical area that is the
subject of the petition, and taking any other action that advances
the state's policies promoting competition in telecommunications
In any case, I'm not real worried about the copper disappearing, that's simply FUD at this point.