Santa Monica, CA
reply to mogamer
Re: Rely on New Technology? Its not the crappy copper so much, its the loop length.
Getting more than 1.5Mbps on runs of 4+ miles is impossible without repeaters and RT's, and the top speed is quite limited.
They could spend a bundle to deliver 2-4Mbps, only to see rural customers shrug. They don't subscribe to existing broadband when its available. Why would they buy slower DSL at higher prices?
LTE will be deployed in many of these areas, and despite the alarmist rhetoric you hear here daily, the offerings will be tailored and priced to entice purchase - so caps will be higher and prices lower, with speeds that decimate any copper product - AT&T would be foolish to invest in wired technology.