AT&T Has Fooled The Press And Public Into Believing It's Building A Massive Fi

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AT&T Has Fooled The Press And Public Into Believing It's Building A Massive Fiber Network That Barely Exists

A few years ago, AT&T realized something amazing: you don't have to build a cutting edge, fiber to the home broadband network, when it's relatively easy to fool the press and public into believing you're building a cutting edge, fiber to the home network. So as AT&T was actually busy reducing its fixed-line broadband spending and quietly walking away from DSL users it didn't want to upgrade, it launched a service it calls "U-Verse with Gigapower." Basically, AT&T's delivering gigabit speeds to high-end housing developments, then pretending the upgrades are much, much larger than they actually are.

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20151209/06231533028/att-has-fooled-press-public-into-believing-building-massive-fiber-network-that-barely-exists.shtml

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NO ONE is really building large fiber networks. They are putting fiber into cities where they can dump a boatload of customers onto a single fiber. But large swaths of the country still don't have broadband unless they happen to leave near a fiber corridor or near where cable companies have already put in cable lines. The rest of us have to settle for very expensive Satellite or Cellular service. Promises are made and continually broken.

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