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tshirt
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join:2004-07-11
Snohomish, WA
kudos:5
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·Comcast
reply to RR Conductor

Re: Then there are areas like ours, without DSL.

One of the problems is most Co's are full, there is no room for the extra equipment racks for xDSL or even fiber.
In some cases it's not possible/practical to expand the building footprint to cover all the demand.
even RT's have to link back to something, so adding new RT's can be a multi year process as they replace older bulky equipment serving other areas to make room for additional new circuits.


mike 10

@sbc.com
The CO are no where near full. Most are half empty.

25139889

join:2011-10-25
Toledo, OH
or half full.

WhatNow
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join:2009-05-06
Charlotte, NC
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
When they went to digital switches most rural or small town COs are now half empty.
If they allowed higher caps or a wireless antenna at the house wireless would be a better deal then rural dsl. The density is just not there for short cable runs. It is getting worse for ATT because their customers are dropping the landlines for wireless and it is even worse if they can not even get dsl. So they are getting less and less revenue to maintain the plant that is there.
Uverse was cutting edge when they started but now ATT is being left in the dust compared to cable and Fios.

25139889

join:2011-10-25
Toledo, OH
again; or half full

You really can't compare U-Verse to FiOS as being left in the dust- they only complete in what? 2 or 3 towns? If 3?

They should be worried about cable; but many of those same people can't get cable either. at&t should just build out a fixed wireless solution and have at it. They've done it before under Ed in AK and I believe in AR. It worked, and its been proven to still work today.