Even in their UVerse markets, many are still stuck on ADSL I am surrounded by UVerse neighborhoods (most smaller than mine) and we are still stuck with ADSL. No hardware reasons, as the copper is less than 10 years old, and we have a DSLAM. The backbone is there, they just decided not to upgrade us for whatever reason.
So while my market is "upgraded", it is highly unlikely I'll ever see UVerse, or anything close to it. DirecTV and Comcast Business Service suits me fine anyway, but competition and a choice is nice.