San Francisco, CA
|reply to hottboiinnc |
First of all, U-verse is not a done deal here in San Francisco.
Currently, there are hearings about whether or not to allow the refrigerator remote terminals on the sidewalk right of way.
Many areas of SF have buried gas, electric and telephone lines, so AT&T is asking for more sidewalk space than requested by other utilities. In my area, telephone and electricity have their below-ground vaults in the sidewalk right of way.
Secondly, who's to say if AT&T will sell off their copper from the Central office to another CLEC?
I guess I'll cross that bridge later. For now, Sonic is way to go.
|reply to Tobester |
ATT won't sell that copper. They'll take it down. Why would you sell your network to another company to turn around and compete against them? You don't do that. You take it down when you're new network is built. You didn't see cable doing that when they rebuilt to HFC and you won't see a Telco do that either.
And as far as the VARDs they can be plopped anywhere within the ROW and the city can't do anything. And if need be; ATT will go to the state and get the job done that way as they have in most states they do business in and i'm sure Cali is one of them.
Edit add; and as I thought- SF has NO say so anymore in Cali. Only the state does since 06. »arstechnica.com/hardware/news/20···7873.ars