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db0723

join:2008-07-12

U-verse in WA state?

Would love to see ATT jump into the mix with verizon and comcast up here. As a former Californian that loved the U-verse service, its much needed up here. Specifically the Seattle area.

Does anyone have any word if it will ever make it up here?

thanks...


runzero

join:2005-09-16
DC

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Frontier (formerly Verizon territory) offers FiOS in parts of WA, which offers speeds far faster and is fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) instead of to the node (FTTN) like U-verse is. Surprised you haven't heard of it.

»www.ncnetwork.net/Residential/Fi···view.htm
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Madtown
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join:2008-04-26
Madera, CA
reply to db0723
Qwest is the phone company for Seattle.


runzero

join:2005-09-16
DC
said by Madtown:

Qwest is the phone company for Seattle.
Nope. It's a mix of Verizon and Qwest scattered throughout the area, not unlike the AT&T and Verizon mix in the Los Angeles area.
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ILpt4U
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reply to db0723
said by db0723:

Would love to see ATT jump into the mix with verizon and comcast up here. As a former Californian that loved the U-verse service, its much needed up here. Specifically the Seattle area.

Does anyone have any word if it will ever make it up here?

thanks...
CenturyLink is in the process of acquiring Qwest.

Qwest has been deploying FTTN/VRADs, but tasked mainly for Internet service, no IPTV

CenturyLink has a product called "Prism" that has launched in a few markets that is IPTV, very similar to U-Verse -- uses the same RG & same STBes, and the STBes run the same Microsoft MediaRoom software

CenturyLink may take the FTTN network Qwest had been building out and retask it for IPTV -- but then again, they may not. Who knows?