reply to MyDogHsFleas
Re: See this is what happens... Nowhere did I state anything about the trunk. I can feed 1,000 strands of fiber to the neighborhood but it is only as good as the equipment between that and the houses. There could be old equipment in the CO or old cabling.
I'm being serious when I say 40 year old wiring. My neighbor just moved in about 5 years ago brand new house brand new drop, they can only receive 26.4kbps dialup MAX. That is with fiber running right through here.
Don't go throwing "facts" in my mouth when I did not even refer to the trunks...
We can punch at each other all day, either way, it's the way my area was built out. Believe me, I would love to have UVerse, but from what I have heard from those around me that have received the ability to get it, it's not that great here.
Either from picture quality, lack of having the "advertised" speed, or intermittent connection.
ok your response puzzles me. You did not mention the VRAD. Are you saying your neighborhood does not have a VRAD? That would be very unusual. AFAIK all U-verse buildouts use VRADs fed by fiber from the video hub (usually the CO) as their FTTN node.
As far as the "last mile" wiring goes, yes it's copper, and yes it may be old, but they go through a conditioning/qualifying process for U-verse customers to make sure they have a clean pair to your house that can handle the VDSL frequencies and requirements.
Typically if customers are having issues it's either (a) the in-house setup, in which case the premises tech can fix, or more likely (b) the pair from the home to the VRAD, which the line tech can fix.
The AT&T Direct folks here can and do help people with (b) type problems every day. They did it for me early on. They can get line techs out to address those issues.
reply to mygamemall
And, my advice would be, go ahead and order it and see how it goes. Maybe it'll work for you. If not you can always cancel and revert to your DSL. But I'd use the AT&T Direct people here to fix any problems you can't get resolved locally.