Availability in metro cities. I live in Las Vegas, NV. I am on the south end of town where a lot of new development is blooming. I just switched from Cox Cable's 12mbit/3mbit plan, with power booster of 20mbit burstable to CenturyLink. Main reason is Cox Cable is extremely expensive. I am really disappointed cause all CenturyLink had to offer was a cheesy 3mbit connection. Sure it is better than dial up. But I am a computer programmer, and I download a lot of stuff. Specially running Linux with all developmental type software, as I am a huge bug tester for a lot of open source programs, like KDE. So 3mbit really doesn't cut it.
I live in one of the most popular and populated cities in the United States, and the area I live in has huge amounts of residential housing and businesses. So I really don't understand why I can't get the 10mbit service, or hell, even the 5mbit service. I really think CenturyLink needs to expand their availability in areas like this if they ever plan on dominating the cable industry for internet.
La Crosse, WI
I can understand the frustration. All I can say is give it a bit more time. CenturyTel literally just took over Embarq only months ago, and currently the company is still in the middle of converting all of these states they acquired into our systems. Upgrades will come soon don't worry. The city you live in is certainly a high-stakes area no doubt.
Vegas, high stakes? That's very punny.