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dnoyeB
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Southfield, MI
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Re: Comcast

When I search for DSL on the ATT website it comes back saying 'DSL is not available in your area but go to this other page and see if you can get UVerse.'

My last house could not get UVerse but could get DSL. I don't get AT&T.
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dnoyeB
"Then said I, Wisdom [is] better than strength: nevertheless the poor man's wisdom [is] despised, and his words are not heard. " Ecclesiastes 9:16


NormanS
I gave her time to steal my mind away
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San Jose, CA
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said by dnoyeB:

When I search for DSL on the ATT website it comes back saying 'DSL is not available in your area but go to this other page and see if you can get UVerse.'

My last house could not get UVerse but could get DSL. I don't get AT&T.

It's ... complicated. But AT&T wants to decommission their older, ADSL equipment; I believe this is because it is harder to find vendors still making, or even supporting it. They are replacing it with newer, ADSL2+ equipment. Along with this they are replacing the older ATM network , and phasing out PPPoE authentication.

In addition, they can't deliver IPTV over copper loops in excess of about 3500 feet. So they are rolling out "IPDSLAM"; using PTM on the backhaul (instead of ATM), and 802.1x authentication (instead of PPPoE) for loops up to 12,000 feet (or so) ... and calling it, "U-verse HSI". This newer IPDSLAM service will use ADSL2+ (usually for CO connected residences), or VDSL.

So "U-verse" will not always include television service (IPTV). They also use it for marketing their newer, Internet-only IPDSLAM service. As they decommission ADSL equipment, they will no longer offer the older ADSL service.
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Norman
~Oh Lord, why have you come
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dnoyeB
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The problem is they want to charge me for that. I don't have any desire to pay more just because the choose to give the product a different name.

Comcast is giving me internet for about $25/month (+$15 w/o TV). AT&T is competitive with their DSL offering, but they are not with their UVerse offering. Basically they shrunk their portfolio and squeezed me out.
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dnoyeB
"Then said I, Wisdom [is] better than strength: nevertheless the poor man's wisdom [is] despised, and his words are not heard. " Ecclesiastes 9:16


NormanS
I gave her time to steal my mind away
Premium,MVM
join:2001-02-14
San Jose, CA
kudos:12
Reviews:
·SONIC.NET
·Pacific Bell - SBC

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said by dnoyeB:

The problem is they want to charge me for that. I don't have any desire to pay more just because the choose to give the product a different name.

A different name? It is a different product!

Comcast is giving me internet for about $25/month (+$15 w/o TV). AT&T is competitive with their DSL offering, but they are not with their UVerse offering. Basically they shrunk their portfolio and squeezed me out.

Interesting. Looking at their availability page for a former residence ... 1 year promotion for $19.95 a month. Probably not a "dry loop", though, if that is what you are looking for. Same price given for "at&t Yahoo! HSI Pro" (the old ADSL package) and for "U-verse HSI Pro" (the newer IPDSLAM package.

P.S. Just received a postal offer. I went to the web site and entered the "invitation code". Here is the cheapest deal offered to me:

Postal offer ...


They can't offer a match for my current service; capability, or price.

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Norman
~Oh Lord, why have you come
~To Konnyu, with the Lion and the Drum