O hallelujah! I've read two dozen blogs and news items mentioning the AT&T angle, and yours is the first one not to take them at their word and burble on about how exciting this supposed fiber race will be. I want to congratulate you on being the first I've seen to treat this with real journalism.
You probably won't see as many people calling out AT&T's BS; I've been locked out of my Facebook account due to one of their agents filing a complaint against me for pointing out exactly what you say in this blog. I'm seething mad now. AT&T gave us exactly 2.58Mbit/sec and not a tenth of a point more, when our "classic" DSL went straight to the nearest Uverse box with the rest of their customers. They're sabotaging legacy customers to goad them into converting. Now we have Time Warner, at 6x the speed and half the cost. TW also delivers what we are paying for.
A group of South siders, called "Dawson Fiberhood" are looking for media exposure for their drive to get Google to hook them up first. Contact details are at dawsonfiberhood blogspot com
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