·Time Warner Cable
·Verizon Online DSL
Wonder if they'll keep that pricing in Austin
If they do, they're obviously going for the "no one's interested, and that's why we didn't roll out further" approach.
The sad thing is that if they hit my area before Google Fiber does, I'll probably sign up for the 75M service, unless TWC has something better.
EDIT: In case you're wondering, yes I'm still bitter that AT&T tops out at 6M at my apartment. The VRAD is walking distance from here, so I'm not even sure why things are so limited. And it's ADSL2+ rather than VDSL I think, so the chances of getting any sort of decent tier short of FTTP are low.
I wonder whether 75M will have the rumored 10M upload speed though. That would be nice.
AT&T will def be faster at getting it out than Google.
They don't have a lot of FTTP here. I'm sure they'll beat Google to the punch in places where FTTP is deployed, but beyond that I'd expect the pace of build-outs to be comparable between the two providers.
I disagree, AT&T will beat Google for one reason in Austin -- The way UVerse is currently set up it's fiber to a "fridge" (VRAD) in the neighborhood -- The "last mile" to the home is copper... All it would take to upgrade a house to fiber would be to run fiber from the VRAD to the end user and swap out the cards in the VRAD for Fiber cards instead of the VDSL2 cards. This is a lot less work than building a network completely from scratch like Google is.
It's less work, sure, but the question is whether AT&T is willing to do it.