02-08-2019 5:32 PM
I was curious as to the best way to attempt to get at&t to bring updated infrastructure to neighborhoods. My city apparently at some time in the past could get uverse, but many blocks such as my own are told we can only get 5 mbps plans. Now I dont expect to get fiber, even though we were listed in the pilot pamphlet for it, but it would be nice to get faster speeds. I was explained, internet speed is related to how far away you are located from the box, but what else goes into it? Is there a formal petition to get new infrastructure for faster speeds? Or should I be quiet and just go back to despicable cable internet?
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02-10-2019 5:52 AM
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Aminah, AT&T Community Specialist
02-10-2019 10:41 AM
Besides moving to an address where faster speeds are offered...
Only fiber upgrades since Uverse FTTN or fiber to the node expansion was completed end of 2015. The current FTTP upgrades of 3 million addresses per year since 2016 adds about 4% of addresses to fiber network each year. Speeds faster than current 5 would be available on the 4G LTE hotspots, soon to be 5G.
Project Airgig next decade will offer faster speeds than copper connections as well.
If best is internet 5 part of 20 million addresses in 21 states with ADSL2+, offers speeds of 18, 10, 5, 3, 1.5 or .76 based upon copper length from central office or remote terminal.
The more common VDSL FTTN is available to over 30 million addresses with speeds of 100, 75, 50, 45, 25, 18 based upon copper length from VRAD.
The current FTTP is available to over 10 million addresses with 3 million being added in 2019.
02-10-2019 6:02 PM
Not really an answer, more an education based upon observation.
You can check the ATT fiber map site to determine what cities are underway for fiber deployment.
In my observation, population density plays a large role... 6000 people per square mile more likely than 4000 which is more likely than 3000. Believing 3 people per address now referring to 2000 addresses or 1300+ or 1000. MDUs such as apartment, condo complexes will be about 25% of the addresses thus at 12 million fiber likely to be reached at Labor Day will have 3 million MDUs and 9 million single family. If your neighborhood borders a large complex of say 10 buildings with 20 units each (200 addresses) and you subdivision has 100+ homes have a good chance of fiber. OTOH 50 homes by itself in more rural large lot development may have a smaller chance.
While the company has never said, I like to believe 3 groups are being upgraded... FTTN where fiber exists to VRAD, ADSL2+ where fiber needs to be deployed to neighborhood PFP and the never was, older primarily BellSouth that had 6M FTTC or legacy DSL.
Upgrades will continue for next several years but who, if or when is unknown as a public information. Housing prices will likely be affected similar to schools, community, crime, etc.
02-12-2019 5:55 AM
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