said by OSUGoose:
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.
That may be, but do you really know of rural areas that actually have a choice in carriers?