said by NormanS: said by SlowFITL:
What about those that have FTTC in the old BellSouth territory. It wouldn't take much to upgrade us. Would they really cut us too?
Actually, yes. They would. Upgrading the curbside boxes isn't trivial. Nobody builds replacement cards, so they must either extend the fiber to the premises, and install ONTs, a la FiOS (but AT&T has not, historically, overbuilt existing plant with fiber anywhere), or pull the fiber back to the VRADs and upgrade the copper plant. Neither is cheap, and they'd rather not expend capital for either.
More power to AT&T if they do cut us. I can guarantee they lose many customers like myself on the wireless side too if they decide to cut my wired internet.