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odreian615

join:2006-01-18
Chicago, IL

I don't know about the cherry picking part

I see Uverse in some of the poorest parts of Chicago and Maywood


buddahbless

join:2005-03-21
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said by odreian615:

I see Uverse in some of the poorest parts of Chicago and Maywood

There lies the problem and the point. they (att) serve only the very close local metro area because there is compitition no matter the income level, Some of us out in the far burbs where the medium house prices are 10x higher than in the less in franchised areas aka "the west side" yet because were spread apart (our houses sit on 1-3 acres lots) and not side by side in the city we cant get anything better than crappy DSL.

cramer
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join:2007-04-10
Raleigh, NC
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reply to odreian615
There's two reasons for that... first is pure density; pack enough potential customers into an area and the cost vs. ROI is a clear winner. The second is the mere fact someone else was already there doing it. (this, above all else, is why they do anything.)

A distance third reason, and not necessarily here, is to be able to put a check in the "this zip is served" box. Claiming coverage everywhere is marketing gold.