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ConstantineM

join:2011-09-02
San Jose, CA
reply to dave006

Re: AT&T U-verse FTTP speeds, why do they limit fibre to 18/1.5?

Yes, of course, it's not the straight line distance, and that AT&T tower downtown probably doesn't act as a CO, either.

Anyhow. Still no word on how come FTTP is limited to 30/3.6 link layer provisioning. What's holding it from the 32/5 that is available for FTTN?

WhyMe420
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join:2009-04-06
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said by ConstantineM:

Anyhow. Still no word on how come FTTP is limited to 30/3.6 link layer provisioning. What's holding it from the 32/5 that is available for FTTN?

AT&T has old/crappy fiber equipment and they are too cheap to replace it as FTTP customers only account for 10% or less of their consumer base. They don't think the ROI would be worth it and their shareholders still think dial-up is a viable option so in order to maximize profits and please shareholders they don't "waste" any money on FTTP customers as shareholders already think that 18/1.5 is "fast."