·Time Warner Cable
75mbps by 2013? Two months to do this?
That being said... I'm glad they're doing it. My parents only have a measly 1.5mbps DSL connection (and it disconnects all of the time) at home. Where I live, I can get either a local municipally owned ISP (cable) - 10/1 for $34/mo. I personally have 30/2 for $54/mo, though.
That being said, if I could get their U-Verse IPDSLAM service I would be ecstatic. I'd gladly welcome in 24/3 for the higher upload speed, or even 45/6 or whatever projected upstream plan they have.
"... U-Verse speeds to 75 Mbps by the end of 2013..."
Definitely wasn't there when I posted :P
I figured it was a typo, though.
I have a description for this: "Broadband Apartheid"
Those LTE caps will cut off internet access for thousands of consumers. According to Techdirt, a Razor mouse now requires an internet connection to work. There's a huge market that will be completely cut off, and nobody is putting pressure on ISPs to reconsider this mess.
Whats the plan for existing FTTC I wonder what they plan to do with existing FTTC like the Marconi DISC*S systems in place in BellSouth areas.
Faster Speeds for U-Verse are Huge Not only will this make their internet offerings more competitive with cable, but if they can stop overcompressing the TV and not have limitations to the number of streams, they may really be on the right path after all.
Re: I have a description for this: LOL, you are full of it if you think this is political. At&t has been losing thousands of customers for quarter after quarter. It was either build out or concede defeat to cable.
reply to osravens
Re: Faster Speeds for U-Verse are Huge Will Gibraltar Michigan see any upgrades? We're about 30 Miles south of Detroit, Uverse currently stops I believe in Trenton Michigan, a city north of us
Currently on DSL Elite Package 6.0mbps, would love faster speed for sure, don't really care on Uverse TV right now since have Directv currently
At&t won't do nothing... As usual at&t will end up doing nothing and their 75Mbps and future 100Mbps thereafter pipe dreams are just that, pipe dreams.
Perhaps in 5 years uverse will offer 75 Mbps to the lucky few closer than 1000ft from the VRAD but for the rest it's 6 Mbps heaven. $14 billion dollars spent on wheels in a car worth $100.
First deliver the 45 mbps plan they have been working on for 2 years and then talk about 75 or even 100 Mbps
»45 MB internet service
No wonder why their investors are not happy.
A network behind This is still not good enough as Docsis 3.1 will be rolling out during the same time frame. at&t is really trying hard for the bottom position and that is why share holders are angry.
·AT&T DSL Service
worthless Totally worthless with such caps. LTE is neat, but there are still tons of gaps in coverage. The biggest issue is still usability. Sure, you can browse a bit faster, but forget really using wireless broadband anything like wired.
This is just sad. There really should be a fixed service with usable terms. It is otherwise worthless, and a huge waste.
Why not sell off the unwanted DSL lines? Surely in some of these ares there would be a company that would buy up these lines at&t seems to not have an interest in maintaining.
LoL yeah right. 75Mbps I can't even get the Max Turbo speeds. I am all fiber too.
DampierPhillip M Dampier
Bait and Switch Once you read beyond the press releases and really dig into the regulatory filings and sit through the entire two hour event (our good friend Craig Moffett was on hand for this one too), the real agenda begins to emerge.
This is one giant stunt to bait the feds with the promise of better broadband in return for the wholesale abandonment of the landline network and its universal service requirements. AT&T's wireless and VoIP voice services are barely regulated and abandoning rural landline networks in favor of wireless is win-win... for them.
Customers have zero recourse if they lose landline service and get stuck with lousy AT&T service and will be slapped with the same overpriced wireless service and usage caps. AT&T gets to pocket the fat profits.
Phillip M. Dampier
Editor, Stop the Cap!
LTE We have no idea what their LTE service for replacing DSL or those without even DSL will be priced at. No one knows that it will be $15 per GB, that's purely speculation.
We have to keep in mind much of the 25% of At&t's footprint that isn't getting upgrades probably doesn't have DSL at all.
Let's see SBC/ATT DSL/Wireline initiatives promising DSL in my town since 1998:
1999- Project Pronto: DSL promised, dropped undelivered
2004- Project Lightspeed: DSL promised, dropped, morphed into.... U-verse
2007- U-Verse VRAD's installed in my Chicago suburb, never turned on....
2010- Unused and rusting VRAD's repainted
2012- Some VRAD's lit, the one serving my neighborhood is still neglected......
This latest initiative: ?