AT&T wonder who would buy this.., few buyers come to mind..
1.local, communities - could be worse thing to happen, depending on your area.. and the people running the show
2.major companies - could possibly be something in the lines of Google.. or others, but very unlikely, although Google would prob save money if they are expanding the fiber out, they would def want to use the poles, which AT&T mainly owns most of them threw out the country.., they don't own all but they do own quite a number.. could be something good depending on how far Google actually wants to do this little (test) or ISP..
3.could allow others to buy, and bring some start up company's, again DSL sucks, but if you have the poles u basically later on have the right to put what u want with out having to dig peoples yards up and cost more
this could be a good thing, not only for AT&T (GREEDY!!) but also for the people that have DSL, but again it could get worse due to the economy you are not sure who will buy these areas and they may milk it worse than AT&T has.. hard to believe I know, but could happen
If I got something wrong here point it out yall thanks, I do believe I was told thought AT&T does own most of the polls.. just makin sure