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tmc8080

join:2004-04-24
Brooklyn, NY
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copper bandwagon

AT&T isn't exactly a piss poor Telco.. they have the coin to drop on select markets for FTTP, they just CHOOSE not to..

In part it's AT&T that lost in the big long distance wars with Verizon.. AT&T wanted to provide landlines in the northeast, but were pushed out by former Bell Atlantic & their lobbyists. Without landline in the northeast AT&T they promised the moon & stars for the Bell South merger and delivered squat to the southern states! They are probably worse off now than if they never merged in the first place. Bell South WAS eyeing fiber for it's most dense populations, but wanted a total strategy & pathway for FTTP/FTTC (possibly with coax where it made sense too).



intok

join:2012-03-15

Thats the case everywhere, the telcos don't realize that they are communications providers and not just phone and cellular providers. They complain about cable eating their lunch but do nothing about it, eventually they will only be cell providers and the cable companies will gouge for all services because you wont have a choice and will eventually start making moves into the mobile space when they have nowhere else left to expand their profit potential but have plenty of infrastructure to pull it of with minimum effort.

ATT/SBC killed off Ameritech fo us here in Wisconsin.


Matt7

join:2001-01-02
Columbus, OH
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said by intok:

ATT/SBC killed off Ameritech fo us here in Wisconsin.

Yep - Ameritech was all about becoming a player with Video, Phone, Internet... Then the merger with SBC happened and "Americast" was sold off to WOW and others and then SBC morphed into AT&T.. and they gobbled up Cingular.. and well now the mighty AT&T does not care about wire line services.. but pricey unregulated wireless. (That they can cap like crazy).

nonymous
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join:2003-09-08
Glendale, AZ

Now wireless may turn interesting with Softbank.


openbox9
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join:2004-01-26
Germany
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Why?



anon_anon

@comcastbusiness.net
reply to intok

Non compete agreements

Cable will not expand into wireless. The main reason why cable companies and telcos signed non compete agreements with each other is to let cable become the wireline monopoly as Verizon and ATT withdraw wireline service from most of its areas in exchange for cable companies agreeing to never enter the wireless market.


34764170

join:2007-09-06
Etobicoke, ON
reply to nonymous

Re: copper bandwagon

No, it won't.