at&t uverse termination of service

robl
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I read an article yesterday that said AT &T uverse service will be discontinued in May and existing customers would be transitioned to either fiber or direct TV.  Does anyone know if this is true.  The article also said that existing customers would be contacted.  I have not heard anything.  

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I go to DSLreports for any

I go to DSLreports for any telecom news.  Seems that they announced back in 2017 that Uverse was going away.  Transitioning customers to either DirectTV or the new ATT TV streaming service.

If it was happening to me I would cross my fingers that I would be getting Fiber. Then I could make my own choice as to what streaming media provider I wanted to push across my new Gigabit line.

Sadly it will be a cold day in hell when I ever get any choice but my degraded copper lines and ADSL.

 

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Keith Myers wrote:I go to

Keith Myers wrote:

I go to DSLreports for any telecom news.  Seems that they announced back in 2017 that Uverse was going away.  Transitioning customers to either DirectTV or the new ATT TV streaming service.

If it was happening to me I would cross my fingers that I would be getting Fiber. Then I could make my own choice as to what streaming media provider I wanted to push across my new Gigabit line.

Sadly it will be a cold day in hell when I ever get any choice but my degraded copper lines and ADSL.

I have fiber optic and have one single choice of  the local provider, ATMC, that is a subsidiary  of ATT&T. I pay for 400MBps but get closer to 250MBps because they keep adding new homes without adding new/enough boxes which would keep the speed up. I call and complain, they send someone out who confirms I'm not  getting what I pay for, they fix it for about a week and BOOM it's right back at 250MBps again. They also changed the packet size to a lower number so it was taking 2 packets for every send of the data, I changed the size in my router, I do not use theirs as mine includes wifi while there's requires an extra box at an extra cost, it is backup to 250MBps now though. I  called and told them about needing to enable 'jumbo packets' on their end and they said "huh" and refused to discuss it insisting I needed to use THEIR  router instead of my own, my neighbor does that and his thruput is even worse than mine!!!

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Keith Myers wrote:Sadly it

Keith Myers wrote:
Sadly it will be a cold day in hell when I ever get any choice but my degraded copper lines and ADSL.

If Starlink actually comes true, your situation seems an ideal user.

I am aware that the track record of success for Low Earth Orbit communication satellite networks is abysmal--even Bill Gates had a flop in that arena.  But Starlink is much more than a stack of Vugraph foils.  There are hundreds of birds up there, and SpaceX is currently employing the majority of their considerable launch capacity.  Even launching sixty at a time they are not keeping up with the stated satellite production rate of six per day.

Have you glanced at it and spotted a showstopper for your situation?

 

 

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Keith Myers wrote:I go to

Keith Myers wrote:
I go to DSLreports for any telecom news.  Seems that they announced back in 2017 that Uverse was going away.  Transitioning customers to either DirectTV or the new ATT TV streaming service.

Wow!  I feel a bit behind the curve.  I too have copper and have not seen any trenching for fiber.  

Curious this is only an example:  i if live next to a cell tower used/owned by AT&T and the tower provides 5G service cannot AT&T provide a home 5G router/gateway to talk to that tower? And would 5G provide an upgrade path to better performance?

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Well Starlink isn't active

Well Starlink isn't active yet.  Not expected till next year, probably, maybe later.  You know how Musk most often misses deadlines.

ATT has been experimenting with mmWave links by putting 5/6G repeaters on neighborhood service utility poles and backhauling over the cell tower infrastructure.

This is likely the most probable scenario for upgrading copper plant serviced homes when the neighborhood is not dense enough to validate installing fiber.

 

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Keith Myers wrote:Well

Keith Myers wrote:

Well Starlink isn't active yet.  Not expected till next year, probably, maybe later.  You know how Musk most often misses deadlines.

ATT has been experimenting with mmWave links by putting 5/6G repeaters on neighborhood service utility poles and backhauling over the cell tower infrastructure.

This is likely the most probable scenario for upgrading copper plant serviced homes when the neighborhood is not dense enough to validate installing fiber.

Yup without the density the cost  of installation is hard to offset. They ran it in my old neighborhood but sent out letters asking how many would sign up and over 90% said yes, there were over 1100 homes so it made sense. In my current neighborhood every home gets fiber by default but some choose not to use it and  go Dish instead.

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starlink:  ~42,000 satellites

starlink:  ~42,000 satellites in low earth orbit.  This should prove challenging for future ground based launches.  LOOKOUT!!!!

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robl wrote:starlink:  ~42,000

robl wrote:
starlink:  ~42,000 satellites in low earth orbit.  This should prove challenging for future ground based launches.  LOOKOUT!!!!

Indeed with all the other junk floating around us we could be isolating ourselves if we keep going.

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FCC just issued some

FCC just issued some paperwork "Radio Station Authorization" for the initial Starlink ground user terminals.

A few numbers:

diameter of antenna 0.48 meters (so a pretty big "pizza" size)

maximum total input power to the antenna 4.06W

Maximum output power EIRP 38.2 dBW

Maximum gain 34.6 dBi

Number of units covered by the authorization 1,000,000

 

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archae86 wrote:FCC just

archae86 wrote:

FCC just issued some paperwork "Radio Station Authorization" for the initial Starlink ground user terminals.

A few numbers:

diameter of antenna 0.48 meters (so a pretty big "pizza" size)

maximum total input power to the antenna 4.06W

Maximum output power EIRP 38.2 dBW

Maximum gain 34.6 dBi

Number of units covered by the authorization 1,000,000 

HOLY COW!!!

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