most people in CT would rather be sold to Verizon. AT&T does not even know Connecticut exists.
when I lived in Danbury(a city of 80,000 mind you) it took AT&T/SBC until 2004 to even deploy DSL. ATT/SBC areas elsewhere in the country had already had DSL for much longer. ATT only has CT because well someone at SBC wanted to give an FU to Verizon.