reply to Uncle Paul
Re: ATT listened! The assumption is that this kind of competition is even there to begin with.
The major problem over a vast majority of our country and thus over a vast majority of the consumers in the country is that having either only 1 or 2 actual broadband choices generally brings just the status quo. And the incumbents will continue to do the very bare minimum to appear to compete and to appear to be bringing something good when in reality they have not done much of anything to improve the overall infrastructure of the last mile and the most important part of the connection for the consumer.
Look at Hong Kong now 1 gig symmetrical for $26 a month. Sure they are smaller, but what about New York, Chicago, and other extremely large cities. Cities that have millions of people in a small area that can get at best 100meg for several times more.
It is not a matter of whether or not they can afford to do it or even should do it. It is a matter of simply telling the short term investors to kiss off (Like Moffett) and actually doing it for the betterment of the company as a whole and for the future.