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The Telecom Digest for Tue, 02 Aug 2016
Volume 35 : Issue 112 : "text" format

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Re: Alternatives to AT&T DSL serviceScott Dorsey
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <nnnk55$5ci$1@panix2.panix.com> Date: 1 Aug 2016 09:51:33 -0400 From: kludge@panix.com (Scott Dorsey) Subject: Re: Alternatives to AT&T DSL service bob prohaska <bp@www.zefox.net> wrote: >Bill Horne <bill@horneqrm.net> wrote: >> That depends entirely on the ISP. They are entitled to lease the >> copper pair that goes to you house, under the "interconnect" rules, >> and that fact is *EXACTLY* why AT&T and other ILECs are trying to >> convert everyone over to fiber or cellular, since that don't have >> to share those "facilities" with their competition. > As far as I can tell, The U-verse AT&T is trying so valiantly to > sell to me remains "copper to the premises". Does it somehow become > exempt from "interconnect" rules if I change to U-verse? Yes. The telephone service over U-verse is not tariffed and does not have to meet the state PUC specifications in any way. They are not required to do anything they don't want to with it. > Who is responsible for maintenance of my copper link? Historically > that's been the weak point, at least for voice: Rain caused line > noise and in some cases total loss of dialtone. The DSL service > worked straight through the voice outage. There's no clear > indication what's been causing the recent DSL problems, but it > wouldn't be surprising if it's the copper. It will remain AT&T. However, when something goes wrong, you will have a normal human being at the ISP whom you can talk with, and THEY can fight with AT&T. So you will no longer have to deal directly with AT&T's "customer service" team. --scott -- "C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis." ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Tue, 02 Aug 2016

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