How about just delivering... anything?
lolverse. Brand new subdivision, totally capable of supporting uverse with a simple change of cards in the boxes (according to the service tech that hooked up my phone/DSL 2 years ago). Why no uverse? $$$ cherry picking of course.
I'll take anything faster than DSL at this point for my data-hungry household.
Just curious question. If AT&T unleashed its ADSL2+ equipment, that is used to provide DSL, and could give you 21Mbps down and 3Mbps up, would you consider that enough of an improvement?
I ask, because I do not understand why AT&T will not take advantage of the capabilities already existing in the equipment it has deployed. In many places they could have higher revenue per subscriber without the expense of deploying Uverse.