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...and CenturyLink offers 20Mbps in certain places. However upload speeds are the first thing to go when you get more than a couple thousand feet from the DSLAM.
Honestly, it's probably easier for TWC/Grande to roll out higher upload speeds to the majority of their footprint than it is for DSL providers to do the same. But pockets of VDSL do make TWC et al look bad at 5 Mbps up. On the other hand, AT&T U-Verse won't sell more than 3 Mbps up.
This is because AT&T deployed U-Verse on the cheap.. to properly deploy the network, it would have cost much more than the 100 million or so that AT&T put into U-Verse before pivoting to wireless. Before AT&T pivoted, they were talking DSL channel bonding to offer 100/25 mbit tiers. Now it's just hot air.. AT&T will probably do nothing more to deploy U-Verse, FTTP or other wireline unless it is backhaul for wireless.
BTW, there was suppsoed to be a 25/8mbit tier offered to qualifying lines at 3k feet and under.. 3 mbit up was able to be offered in the 1990s.. since then it's somewhat better with vdsl2, 2+ However it was dropped because of the bad PR it would have with some haves and some have nots.. Bell Atlantic was plagued with this problem and necessary remedy costs, which forced their hand into FTTP. The problem being, they could have totally wired 2 states, not 13 with their budget. That would have obviously been Ny and NJ, and the rest would have been screwed...