said by timcuth: said by graysonf:
U-verse runs over copper, the same copper DSL does.
I was under the impression that UVerse is fiber to the neighborhood distribution box, then copper to the home. And that once they take your copper pair from the CO to the box, you generally can't get it back.
But you're probably right, I'm certainly no expert.
I think you are confusing the issue of not being able to qualify for DSL services once a migration to Uverse internet has taken place, yes that can & does happen. Copper to the home is just pairs, just connects the home to the network, doesn't matter what's running on it.
If engineering for the area has deemed a cap on the ATM dslam at that site, whether on force migration to Uverse or not, then DSL service for that address goes "red" and will not qualify back to DSL should a customer change their mind.
As far as the OPs ?, I don't think there should be an issue because TMK, AT&T does not "resell" HSI services to 3rd parties, so that connection is mute, you must be using a line share type service from that independent, like Covad use to do.