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trader22
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join:2003-11-12
Nashotah, WI

Learning Uverse deployment plans?

I'm in a DSL only coverage area. What is the most efficient way, if there is one, of discovering if I'm in an area planned for eventual Uverse deployment, or whether I'm in an area that will be abandoned, or possibly left to LTE?



Richie

join:1999-08-26
Tinley Park, IL

AT&T typically considers this information confidential, so it is likely that the only way you will find out that your area is being upgraded is after the fact when they mail or call you with a solicitation for the upgraded service.



ArgMeMatey

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Milwaukee, WI
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reply to trader22

In my experience, you watch for pavement markings and survey crews! Familiarize yourself with the cable routes between your property and the wire center and watch for construction activity.

If you're serious about tracking, make periodic requests with local authorities asking for copies of communications, permits or other documents related to communication utility changes and improvements. It should be as broad as possible because AT&T will likely use contractors for all of the advance work. (I think they used Michels in MKE a few years ago.)
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decifal

join:2007-03-10
Bon Aqua, TN
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said by ArgMeMatey:

In my experience, you watch for pavement markings and survey crews! Familiarize yourself with the cable routes between your property and the wire center and watch for construction activity.

If you're serious about tracking, make periodic requests with local authorities asking for copies of communications, permits or other documents related to communication utility changes and improvements. It should be as broad as possible because AT&T will likely use contractors for all of the advance work. (I think they used Michels in MKE a few years ago.)

Lol, i've done this, had everything in the area mentally mapped out when one day I seen the contractors that normally are used to deploy Vrads and other services for ATT working at my RT location.. I was soo tickled I could've sheit skittles... Then I learned what they was actually doing... They was tapping into the fiber that fed my RT to run fiber down the road to a newly added Vrad in a much more lesser populated area than which my RT services (from the horses mouth itself on population served), and to further run to a cell tower down the road.......

Needless to say, it was another disappointing day with me and ATT :-p


anydaynow

@comcast.net
reply to trader22

The not so good map. »www.att.com/Common/about_us/file···on_c.pdf Page 38. On page 39 ( The 24 million IS DSLAM customer build is essentially completed )



Hall
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join:2000-04-28
Germantown, OH
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reply to trader22

I'm hoping someone can provide some insight regarding U-verse availability.

At work, we moved to a new location that currently only gets internet service via Time Warner (and I presume T1, T3, etc). It's an industrial park area, in existence long before TW offered internet service. ATT telephone service is available but DSL is not. Now, about 1/3 of the way into the area, ATT appears to have recently located a cabinet (along with an enclosure with an electric meter) next to an older, 2-door cabinet.

Given the limited options that customers in the area have in addition to a reasonable density of customers, it would seem a good idea to deploy DSL or U-verse here (of course I would say that !!).

Can the 8-digit identifier on the (new) cabinet tell anyone anything useful ?



go blue

@sbcglobal.net

»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VRAD



go blue

@sbcglobal.net
reply to Hall

Google VRAD



Hall
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join:2000-04-28
Germantown, OH
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I know it's the right kind of box to potentially serve DSL or U-verse from and the fact that it was recently installed also bodes well, but isn't a guarantee. I was hoping for a bit more detail... I do understand the confidentiality aspect, any timeframes listed on an internal document aren't absolute, etc, etc. Something as simple as "yes, U-verse is planned for that area".

We're 1500' away from that corner. Just about every business in the 'park' is under 5000' away. I think that means potentially every business would have access.



Hall
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Germantown, OH
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reply to Hall

said by Hall:

Can the 8-digit identifier on the (new) cabinet tell anyone anything useful ?

Here's the number: SPBOOHFW

I presume the (2) middle digits are the letter "O" and not "zero" as the location is SPringBOro OH


ArgMeMatey

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said by Hall:

Here's the number: SPBOOHFW

I presume the (2) middle digits are the letter "O" and not "zero" as the location is SPringBOro OH

That is a CLLI code. Whether AT&T registers VRADs with Telcordia I have no idea. If so, somebody with access to the LERG can look it up and see if they provide any equipment specifics. If it is not registered, then no, it is not useful as it is probably used only for provisioning within AT&T.
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