I build the u-verse thru a project called light speed. I am happy with the project and the way it looks. When I first started the job, I thought to myself how can you push that much bandwidth through standard cat 3 cable that's rated for 10 base t? See if you don't know the signal is sent thru fiber to a node that's in your neighborhood, and then pushed on to your standard copper lines to your house. They add DSL and VDSL (Video) along with with POTS (plain old telephone service). When I finally saw the service working, I was impressed. See, we spent hours dedicating pairs to your house, building the node, replacing old terminals, testing, repairing, and testing just to get the service working. That doesn't include the time it took to build the backbone fiber, electronics, updated, and home installation. The service makes standard def look clean. I have not seen high def yet, but I bet it looks great. I was impressed how the channels changed immediately with no delay at all. It's advertised that you can have 4 channels record at once for the DVR. The DSL is faster up to 10MBs.
I also believe this is a precursor for VOIP, but who knows what AT&T will do.
Granted I work for AT&T, but I am talking from a techs point of view, and I am not advertising. I just thought it would be nice to show you my point of view.
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