Away from the largest city in the prosperous northern California, to the province like Brigham City, UT with UTOPIA and symmetrical 50Mbps/50Mbps fibre for 77 dollars monthly? I'm not that extreme, but Sebastopol, CA with 1Gbps/100Mbps Sonic Fusion for 69 dollars sounds interesting, I'll see how it ends up being.
Well, I meant "kindly demand" above.
Dave006, I'm grateful for your help, I doubt you represent the higher management that makes these questionable decisions, and I agree that people might not like my attitude as above, but how would you feel in my situation, with having fibre in your closet in a major metropolis and being offered broadband speeds below those you'd find in second world countries?
When will the upgrade happen for fibre customers? Will AT&T offer competitive 1Gbps speeds anytime before 10Gbps comes in into our home networks and takes over? (Read, "anywhere within the next 5 or even 10 years?") I'm being serious here, I don't understand why I can't have cheap symmetric 1Gbps here in San Jose today, without spending a fortune.
P.S. No offense, but "it is not technically possible" were the words I kept being told by Sprint/Embarq back in the day. I just searched this forum, and found out in my 5-year-old thread someone even continued to insist that it was not technically possible to have an ADSL speed higher than 512K if the line didn't support full 1.5M provisioning (with 1.7M sync). Sprint's anonymous employee volunteer continued with such claims even after I successfully had a very stable 1.2M sync when against their regular practice I was finally placed onto the 1.5M provisioning profile, which was supposed to make my far-away line very unstable.
'just saying. ^_^
Don't get me wrong, Dave, I know from your posts above you have good intentions. Thing is, I get these emails from AT&T every now and then, offering me to upgrade my internet, yet when I arrive to the web-page, the 24/3 option is disabled, and no options, other than a downgrade from 18/1.5, are available. I call the sales department, and they keep on insisting that I live too far from the CO / VRAD / whatever. I tell them I have all fibre in a metropolis, and distance doesn't matter, yet many of them would still insist that I live too far, or some even claim that everyone has fibre (failing to realise that the majority of customers are on the copper). One former-tech/now-sales guy claimed that even though I have FTTH, some other parts of the network between me and AT&T are still through copper, thus the limit; yeah, right! Even the U-verse guy that came to connect the 2Wire RG to the ONT insisted that even with FTTH, distance matters (and he was like more than 200% certain of that). After all of this, how can you expect advanced customers to have any confidence in the company as a whole where so many of the employees are misinformed? I'm not suggesting that everyone is, and I know it's not likely their own fault, but I hope you get my point. I'd really just like to be offered at least the advertised service 24/3 and call it a day.
In summary, I'm very interested in learning more about the architecture and the technologies involved, and what makes the whole thing work (or not), and on why exactly is it deemed impossible to honour the ads in the current configuration.