|reply to ConstantineM |
Re: AT&T U-verse FTTP speeds, why do they limit fibre to 18/1.5?
AT&T does not have to justify why it uses the outdated technology it does, why it has sometimes seemingly arbitrary data rate limits, why it charges what it does for outdated technology, or why it thinks it it doing fine. As a private company in a nation that has deregulated internet telecommunications, AT&T can do or not do whatever it wants. The AT&T network engineers know that FTTH is the way to go. They have seen electric utility companies do it, they have seen small local telephone companies do it, and they have seen small municipalities do it. But Wall Street analysts and AT&T stockholders hate capital expenditures, think dial up is good enough for the lower classes, and that the only thing to invest in is mobile wireless. So if you want real high speed internet, you will have to become a corporation, locate in an area zoned for industrial or commercial that has an enterprise level access to an OC-3072/STM1024 fiber data system (159.252 Gbit/s 19.907 GB/s), and request service using a portion of that system. Then AT&T will be willing to provide real customer satisfaction.