Uverse Business vs. Residentia
03-27-2012 12:53:14 PM
I'm certain this question must come up a lot, but the answers I've found are scattershot and a little contradictory.
I am moving into a new house (new construction) in Austin that is serviced by Uverse, which is new to us. I run a small business from my home and a solid, fast internet connection makes a lot of difference. After going through the ordering process, I have two big questions:
1) What is the difference between Uverse Residential and Uverse business? When I asked AT&T, they said that business class came with static IPs but that there was no other difference -- however, it appears you can also get static IPs for your residential service as well. Given that switching to business means you have to separate out your internet from other Uverse services (TV/phone), I'm not sure I can fathom why their business service would ever be appropriate for a home office.
2) I've read that, in many places, Uverse is FTTN or FTTP (particularly in new construction). But the speeds and technology used are DSL. Isn't this a bit like running a scooter on a freeway? Is Uverse going to be competitive with FIOS anytime soon?