said by OSUGoose:to put fiber in rural areas (which is needed for u-verse) is not something that AT&T would do at all.. they answer to the stock holders and if they did their stocks would fall.. AT&T wouldn't even consider this as a option for profitability.. their serious about selling or just letting it rot. Its nice to dream but that's a fantasy that will never be fulfilled unless of course if fiber becomes almost as cheap as phone lines haha
Not to defend AT&T here, but the optomist in me thinks that maybe AT&T is trying to develop a plan to deal with their rual subs (that does not mean selling them off). They may be trying to get the metro areas upgraded 100% to u-verse system, and taking the old stuff out to the rual areas. And such dident want to be restricted to a timeline of doing this.
I know the odds of that being true are very razor slim, but shoot I can dream.