Comments on news posted 2013-01-08 12:34:40: For a company whose U-Verse fiber to the node broadband service has consistently under-performed in the battle against cable, AT&T executives were very confident in future U-Verse speed claims while speaking at their developer conference this week at.. ..
Fast speeds? Sure. OUTRAGEOUS prices? Count on it!
I always chuckle at these big companies spouting off about super high speeds...but they never want to publicly do the same about the super high OUTRAGEOUS prices that will be charged.
I still question just how many subscribers in today's economy will be able to afford this kind of service.
Although I think the angle that is being used now by these same companies is to FORCE the consumer to accept the high speeds and high prices by making only one or two tiers of service to choice from....one expensive and the other very expensive with NO other speeds to choose from.
Some places can get up to 18 Mbps, but I can only get 12 Mbps( according to the website ) and I live right in town like 3/4 miles from a CO. Some friends are only offered 768 kbps "u-verse" So please at&t, give me a break.
That's a lot different than 80% of users. AT&T is not abandoning copper, they think it is going to keep working forever. They need to get back to reality, and start running fiber, as copper doesn't have the bandwidth.
Also, 5mbps up is the provisioned speed to the RG, not the internet speed. That's 3mbps up max, even on the highest package. Pathetic.
Each year they delay upgrading their infrastructure AT&T gets richer. They were dumb and lazy and decided to do copper to the home. Now they will do much as possible to deploy fiber to the home because they know it will be costly.
what a joke, I pay for 18 mbps now and I can't get over 11.4 mbps down and 1.4 mbps up. AT&T Uverse DSL. The tech came out said everything checked out fine, event put a new router in, said sorry he runs into a lot of customers not getting anywhere near what tier they are paying for. Lots of frusterated pissed off customers. AT&T is only saying this because they are losing the broadband battle to their faster competition.