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[Broadband Reports] AT&T CEO Calls DSL 'Obsolete'

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Speaking at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners summer meeting in Los Angeles, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson made a rather interesting statement for the CEO of a company that sells DSL service: he called the technology "obsolete." "We built DSL back in 1997 to chase David’s company and now that’s obsolete," Stephenson stated (and confirmed by attendees), referring to Comcast and Comcast EVP David Cohen...
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/A...bsolete-115258

out of touch, much?
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Finally

DSL was so Napster days..

* I do NOT condone illegally downloading you're media
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Originally Posted by Coolio831 View Post
downloading you're media
ಠ_ಠ


also, on topic, as long as a company can make money off of it, it won't be "obsolete." It is, however, pretty useless compared to FTTH.
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If he claims it's so obsolete then why can he not justify laying new fiber? ask him that after he says this and he'll pull a 180 on you.......
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DSL may be obsolete but it's all I have at the moment, so until the NBN is in full swing and the fibre is active and installed in this country, CRY SOME MORE!
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AT&T U-verse is slow.
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DSL is all i can get here, unless i go Air-pipe or Satellite (which are both $$$$) and my maximum speed is 1.5mbps. Hopefully Qwest/Centurylink merger will fix that, but i'm not counting on it....... and if they don't, i may send a nice letter to the FCC........
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... so is this why AT&T doesn't offer DSL at our workshop?

All we are stuck with is satellite because AT&T doesn't offer it there... darn.
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Cool story ATT, but you still only offer me DSL :\\
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I can get either cable, U-verse (I think it's just plain ol' DSL), or WiMAX. Out of those, cable is much faster compared to those in my local area. I don't believe what he says anyway when his company is about to buy out T-Mobile with their inferior services.
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