said by Rockpard:
What I mean by Psudo U-verse is U-verse without the video and voip services.
"U-verse" is not a technology; it is an AT&T marketing gimmick. It means whatever AT&T wants it to mean. And it is distinctly different from the legacy ADSL served by AT&T since before SBC.
In Rockford there are not enough CO plants to serve normal voice services properly let alone data due to very long loop lengths. Rockford was very poorly wired for standard POTS. So to install DSL they just finished in 2006 installing RT's. Very very few people at this time can get U-verse internet in Rockford and those that do are only offered 6mbps.
And my former residence in San José, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley, qualifies for U-verse Internet; but, at 9,156 feet from the CO, only at 3.0M max. But it would be marginally better than ADSL.
The good news is that a CLEC (Sonic.net, LLC) offers an ADSL2+ service which isn't capped to a profile.
I just wondered if anyone thought that Rockford was still in the running for Vrad U-verse.
Probably not in the short term; AT&T has declared a hiatus in deployment of VRADS.
The company doesn't appear to do long range planning, either.
If not then AT&T might as well just sell the Rockford lines to a company that will try to compete against Comcast. Right now Comcast has Rockford's internet and video services to themselves no question. Everyone I have talked to has dropped their voice services with T and went to Comcast or just wireless.
AT&T has already attempted a sell-off a la Verizon. Unfortunately, the bad experiences of the buyers (FairPoint and Frontier) have chilled their interest. And CenturyLink is having their own problems trying to absorb Qwest. I don't know that there are any other prospective buyers with both the required expertise and capital.
AT&T came to the internet party in Rockford about six years too late!
Comcast came to my San José about three years after I got "Pacific Bell DSL Service".
All i know is if I ever get the 45 day notice I will be going to Comcast they are offering 105mbps right now here. And I can use what ever cable modem I want.
If Comcast offers 105M service here, it is probably two, or three times what I am currently paying for phone and Internet.
My bet is that T sells Rockford lines to Frontier as they have the entire surrounding area.
Frontier is an ILEC in their own right, and likely either had their own copper plant in place there, or bought that plant from Verizon.
I just don't want IP-Dslam service due to the fact you cannot bridge or provide your own equipment. I would like a timetable from them as to if or when that will ever happen.
I had my own reasons for dismissing AT&T (former residence), and not using them at the new one (Sonic.net "Fusion", an ADSL2+ service). If not Sonic.net (only available in California), then DSL Extreme (available in many states; uses standard ADSL over ATM, with PPPoE).
DSLX only offers what AT&T offers in the way of ADSL, and with the same limitations:
May be worth a look.--
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