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|Comments on news posted 2013-03-21 12:22:50: AT&T appears poised to begin offering new U-Verse speed tiers that should offer a belated speed increase for bandwidth-hungry users. .. |
And this is this site wants me I'll be brief from my phone, before I unleash the "lol" in the U-verse forum:
The regulatory implications, on the Federal level, associated with the name "Verizon" or "AT&T" right now - I'll briefly say that your
"muni broadband" or "they charge too much for not fast enough" isn't even making it through the lower levels of noise associated with "911 = cops, matter where you dial it" that was ordered maintained by both companies with wires, and is now probably expected to do the same thing without.
That means "he didn't have enough bars on his phone" or "his battery died before we could triangulate his position" are areas of immediate concern, followed closely by "too many people dialing, they couldn't get through" or "batteries died after being trapped three days with no electricity" also being a concern.
And a bunch of you theorized they were trying to bypass the FCC by claiming it's not regulated, LOL! The telephone numbers on the phones are regulated! More laughable is that the airwaves they use are regulated, too. "I want to port my CO number to my cell" is fine, the FCC being dense about the outcome is highly unlikely. Yeah, they'd probably prefer to give you faster Internet, but they also have an issue to deal with (and it's not related to 4 inch viewing of Netflix) into which I just made a barely noticeable scratch...
86 bucks for just 6Mbps? What a ripoff!
Wow, 6Mbps for 86 bucks? What a ripoff! Both slow and expensive. Elsewhere in the country, with various small and large providers, you can get 100Mbps / 100Mbps for 86 bucks or less! (There's a whole list of 100/100 under $100 providers over at »bmap.su.) Heck, »fiber.usinternet.com in Minneapolis, MN even has 1000/1000 for $100, not even mentioning Google Fiber in Kansas City with 1000/1000 @ $70.
$86 - 45 Mbps/ 6 Mbps
$xx - 60 Mbps/ 6 Mbps (future tier)
$xx - 75 Mbps/ 10 Mbps (future tier)
I mean, even your cableco has faster speeds and better deals than 6Mbps for 86 bucks! at&t is not even trying!