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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...