The question seemed to be about how Uverse is delivered, not where or
Anyway, I'm a FIOS customer which is always Fiber To The Premises (FTTP).
I looked up Uverse and found that you may keep the copper, you may not:
U-verse service is delivered over a fiber-to-the-node (FTTN) or
fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) communications network. In the more
common FTTN deployment, all data (internet, IPTV, and voice over IP)
between the service provider and a distribution node is carried by
fiber-optic connections. The remaining run from the node to the
network interface device in the customer's home using a copper-wire
loop that was traditionally part of the PSTN (public switched
telephone network). In subdivisions constructed more recently, an FTTP
deployment is used, where the fiber-optic cable is run from the
service-provider's DSLAM all the way to an optical network terminal in
the customer's home.
What they do around here is just send the signal into the house using
the existing phone wires. I'm sure it saves AT&T some time and
money...and since it's a very short run does not hurt the bandwidth.
I run periodic speed tests and usually get what I'm paying for...but
from time to time they don't throttle the speed and I get speeds about
three times what I've signed up for.
BTW: As far as this "nomorobo" goes...it's now been 48 hours and only
one robo call got through. I'd normally have had at least six by now.
No reason the scams and jerks won't move to cell phones, and I assume
Do-not-call has eliminated most of the calls from legitimate businesses
- I get very few of those calls. I think there is a loophole they can
use - not trying to sell you anything on that call.
Some of the card services type operations have been taken down by the
feds. More spring up.
Since I put my number on the national "do not call" list in 2003 I
don't get calls from "for profits."
Doesn't stop "charities."
I never hear the actual call.
There's always a hesitation before they connect.
I just hang up.
If they manage to connect, I say "Sorry, not interested."
And hang up,
I double checked and I'm still on the "no call" list
but places like "Card Services" ignore it.
I reported them to the FTC as it's got to be illegal.
If I do take a robo call, since there is always a delay I just hang up
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