Originally Posted by JeremyFr
Comcast does not offer FTTH only Hybrid Fiber/Coax (simply translated fiber to a neighborhood node cable to your home.) However with DOCSIS 3.0 now in use they can offer FTTH speeds.
sure, they're trialing gigabit docsis 3, and it's capable of like 4 gigabit in lab tests, but that's downstream, not upstream. true FTTH tends to be more symmetrical, or at the least be provisioned for much higher uploads. see EPB's plans - 30/30, 50/50, 100/100. even Verizon's plans tend to have higher upstream (ignoring the 15/5 plan)
sure, i'm sure Comcast could provision more for downstream, but cable networks tend to be good at sending data one way - sending it back up isn't something they do so well.
Originally Posted by linkin93
That's my ADSL.
Sounds like you guys in the states only have 1.5mbps dsl.
some people. ie, my house, and others
here, u-verse's max is 24/3 i think (that's a form of VDSL). sure, it's better than 1.5 or the max for at&t's plain DSL, but the contention is it's not as fast as cable, and is priced the same.
Originally Posted by TitaniumClocker
AT&T U-verse uses one out of two possible setups for most customers:
1. Fiber to Node/VRAD + VDSL2 from node to modem
2. Fiber to premise, and at best its support is abysmal last time I worked there. Its not any faster than their VDSL2 service.
possible option in rare cases, its still in field test: Bonded pair VDSL2 allowing for double the range (8k feet loop length instead of ~3500)
Either way, U-Verse services range from 3.0Mbps/768k to 24/3 - both of which are lackluster.
since when and where? not heard of this.
Originally Posted by guyladouche
I don't think DSL is "obsolete" in terms of what the average schlump wants/needs in their home. While the dependence on faster and faster broadband is increasing, your average 6mbps down 3mbps up connection from AT&T is still plenty if you're not downloading games on Steam all the time. For average things like media streaming, it's still fine and dandy, which is, I'd bet, what the "average" user desires. Which is also probably why AT&T never felt the obligation to improve the infrastructure.
I really hate AT&T so much...
me too man.
really it is sufficient. it was great when capless. but now, when capped, it just doesn't make sense - in my circumstances at least (higher cap, same price after promotions or additional 100GB overage, faster, and no billing issues). the only thing it had was reliability.