Festering Toilet. Did anybody expect anything honest from this crap filled commode?
Uverse is essentially a scam from the ground up. From its promise of advanced fiber optic television and internet , which delivers absolutely horrendous video quality, to its billing practices, and its treatment of workers.
Att hopes your either
A: stupid enough to believe the hype
B: unfortunate to have no choice
AT&T doesn't care My neighborhood is not in the upgrade period. Our DSL is substandard and if they even wanted to give anyone service in my area of a few houses, they would have to bond the entire pole.
I am waiting for them to just take the lines off the poles and recycle them. They would be more profitable.
·Time Warner Cable
I said this weeks ago Think about it:
Suburbs - New builds. Organic growth. Put the refrigerators in and UTP. Maybe fibre. Check.
Exurbs - Maybe fill out some areas where existing franchises are with new refrigerators. Take a look at data on population trends and build some new refrigerators.
Rural - Are you kidding me. Uverse technology wasn't built for that, and you have aged copper plants. Hybrid is only reasonable over coax. Now wouldn't that be funny if they went to coax
Just with new starts and filling out exurbs they should be good for a few million homes.
There are only two long term options in rural areas: Fiber or wireless, or a combo. Can you say whitespace.
reply to DataRiker
Re: Festering Toilet. Have you looked at U-verse TV lately? I think it's gotten better since I dumped it some 18 months ago (maybe 2 years). I saw it at someone's house the other day, it didn't look half bad even with fast action sports in HD.
gaforcesUnited We Stand, Divided We Fall
Santa Cruz, CA
Status quo They sent a Motorola NV510 which doesnt have a bridge mode and seems to be unstable.
Seems intentional they disable basic features that every other modem Ive ever seen has.
The service is still distance limited so no faster speeds here, unless we choose another internet service, like Comcast or Cruzio.
Still a dam dinosaur. UUoogha buooogha.
Let them eat FIBER!
In other news..... ....AT&T is being AT&T.
FTTC What about those that have FTTC in the old BellSouth territory. It wouldn't take much to upgrade us. Would they really cut us too?
what about eastern ohio Does this leave the people in eastern ohio without u-verse.
Just seize them Why doesn't the administration just seize them (and all the other network providers as well)? Give Internet connectivity and television away free. What use do they serve? The governement can run the network, control the content (especially Fox), employ a whole bunch more people (because we wouldn't have to worry about efficiency), eliminate the profit motive and take Wall Street out of the equation.
What?! .....Who forgot got the popcorn!?!
reply to Skipig
Re: Just seize them
said by Skipig:Sounds like a great plan to me. Let's start a petition on the white house website. We could call it Obama Connect. LOL
Why doesn't the administration just seize them (and all the other network providers as well)? Give Internet connectivity and television away free. What use do they serve? The governement can run the network, control the content (especially Fox), employ a whole bunch more people (because we wouldn't have to worry about efficiency), eliminate the profit motive and take Wall Street out of the equation.
I'm kidding of course!
Sad Yeh it's kind a sad but still not as good as prime time.
reply to Skipig
Re: Just seize them Oh and you can name the new network stalin.net?
Intended side effect of this... I am sure an intended side effect to this is that AT&T (Verizon is following to) is using this move to eliminate any of the remaining ISPs that buy DSL aggregation from AT&T.
A now retired AT&T executive told me about a 1-2 years ago that AT&T believes that if they were to find a way to end the existing contracts that 99% of those users would just switch to AT&T even if they had access to other services like Cable and Muni Fiber.
I do not, have not, and will not work for AT&T/Comcast/Verizon/Charter or similar sized company.
u verse is a downgrade since your ping rises substantially compared to adsl2+
reply to lordfly
Re: AT&T doesn't care What do you mean by "bond the entire pole?"
reply to Skipig
Re: Just seize them This MUST be a joke. I cannot fathom this comment being anything more than a piece of sarcasm.
If it is not then the intelligence of the electorate is doomed.
reply to MyDogHsFleas
Re: Festering Toilet. I have it. It's still the same crappy HD. But it's cheap when you're in the promo period!
reply to Skipig
Re: Just seize them You only think this is funny because where you live you have more than one option for internet. In rural areas, what AT&T is planning to do is terrible. Let's hope a private provider can step in without AT&T suing or helping to regulate them out of business.
AT&T hates regulations, unless it's state laws that prevent competition.
reply to EngineerDave
Re: AT&T doesn't care Guessing here but I interpret it as meaning they would have to bond every pair on the pole to get enough throughput to support U-Verse. It's an exaggeration to support his opinion on the plant quality in his area but unless I'm way off, I think it makes sense.