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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