reply to scotsclic
Re: Speed Upgrades Coming Pair bonding has been around since 2010 in the field. It is a very hit and miss when it comes to the outside plant. It varies from VRAD to VRAD in every city. I have installed this in many different cities and generally the pair bonding is used when the customer is approx 3K from the VRAD. I installed many single pair INids in San Antonio because that was the practice there. This is because the outside plant was subpar. This does not even start to factor in that 75% of the techs cannot complete an install on their own that actually works with no problems. It usually takes 2-4 revisits after the initial install to straighten out.
Pair bonding is far from the fix for UVerse, their best bet would be to segregate the video from the data on different pairs, or actually use the new feeds that are installed all over the US and just acting as bird stands for now.
It would work for the IPDSL customers but its not likely to happen anytime soon.
They won't do a thing until this contract negotiation is done, so keep wishing in one hand and do whatever you like with the other.