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do any of you have AT&T fiber optic interent?

i just got a price for their U300 Pro plan which seems pretty good.

the plan is 3mbs download and 1 upload

i just did a speedtest on my current comcast connection and i get 1mbps download and 0.2 upload


i know the AT&T might not give me a full 3mps connection. but if any of you have it could you please tell me how close your speed its to the advertised one?

also, if you have anything else to say about AT&T's service or fiber in general please let me know.

thanks!
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(edit) just read your post better lol.

I would defiantly go for ATT, fiber optic is a great technology for internet, it should be faster and more stable then your current comcast connection. You probably get a discount if you use ATT for phone too.
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Pardon my ignorance, but is AT&T fiber optic internet different from their phone line-based DSL? I have their DSL, 3mb download, 512k upload. I get those quoted speeds anytime during the day. If you're not talking about DSL, then I apologize for a useless post...
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by guyladouche View Post
Pardon my ignorance, but is AT&T fiber optic internet different from their phone line-based DSL? I have their DSL, 3mb download, 512k upload. I get those quoted speeds anytime during the day. If you're not talking about DSL, then I apologize for a useless post...
Yes, the fiber optic internet should have lower pings, and offer a higher top-speed. However, ATT only offers fios in very few places so you're pretty lucky if you can get it.
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I got ATT dsl and they said something about changing to fiber optics.
My up is 5.5k now.
Down is 700.
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this is not their DSL service. i explained to them that i hated their DSL and would never give up my comcast for it. they admitted that their DSL is laughable and slow and told me that this was indeed fiber optics.

anyone with direct experience with this ATT U-verse thing? i know its fairly new tech but most people here seem to be on the bleeding edge of tech.

anyone know of any other forum that is dedicated to this type of thing??
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Quote:
Originally Posted by joman2055 View Post
this is not their DSL service. i explained to them that i hated their DSL and would never give up my comcast for it. they admitted that their DSL is laughable and slow and told me that this was indeed fiber optics.

anyone with direct experience with this ATT U-verse thing? i know its fairly new tech but most people here seem to be on the bleeding edge of tech.

anyone know of any other forum that is dedicated to this type of thing??
Their DSL is laughable and slow, but their fiber optic is 3Mb down/1Mb up? I'm puzzled--all that's better over their DSL is you get twice the upload speed. Perhaps I'm just lucky with my location, but I never get slowdowns--always get the max supported speed.

I say stick with Comcast. I don't think anything non-cable can really compete with it, plus you get a much higher upload bandwidth with cable. Plus, I really don't care for AT&T (dumping them for comcast when I move in a few months).

EDIT--I forgot you mentioned your current up/down speeds with comcast--are those correct? What package do you have? Maybe I'm just in a good area, but speeds that low here are very uncommon. On second thought, I'd say go with the AT&T if it's cheaper and you can get as fast or faster downloads--like I said, i think AT&T is overrated in my area, but given your info, it might be the better choice.
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post #8 of 23
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those speeds are what speedtest.com says im getting.

i dont know what plan i have with comcast. im sure my parents are paying for more than 1mps download though.



internet is only half the equation. as long as it is not slower than what i have right now ill be ok. TV is the other half of the deal. we will be able to get a better package than them
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screw it. im sticking with comcast. AT&T is slower and from what i have read, unreliable

besides. comcast musta heard me *****ing (or peak hours are over)
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Thats a typical test from comcast.

Your actual speeds (without powerboost) are probably 6600kBps\\368kBps or 1000kBps.



My actual line speed after powerboost is really 6600kBps down (about 750KB\\s) and 900kBps up(about 110KB\\s).

All powerboost does is literally upcap your line speed for 2-10 seconds.
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