Forget Google: AT&T Bringing Gigabit Internet to North Carolina

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falchard

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Not sure what this article is trying to say, its not like they are going to be giving people 1 Gb/s connections. They are just putting in more fiber lines. The speed is really going to depend on how many they want to cover per fiber line and the median that communicates to the network.
 

Thien Pham

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What you wanted to view netflix movies, only $10/month extra. What you went over your 100gb monthly limit...oh so sorry $10/gigabit over your limit. Oh did we mention 1 gigabit speeds for only $300/month only during non-peak hours of 12am-7am. What you have issues with your connection....just call our help desk and wait for 1 hour on the phone only to get to a customer service person who has no clue because the internal systems are way to complicated for anyone to use.
 

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This really scares me. I dealt with AT&T once before for their U-did not work verse crap. Once they have you hooked into a contract,they never deliver the service they claim, the speeds are slow, the outages are often and then when you want out of your contract, their service department is worse than dealing with scum.

I hope Google comes through in NC and TWC needs to learn a lesson by keeping FIOS out of NC for too long.
 

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AT&T capped the hell out of the fibers in Atlanta, GA. So coming from that, Screw AT&T. Had em and went back to Comcast because of less issues. Wish I had Google as an Option :(
 
The plan sees AT&T installing public Wi-Fi hotspots, free AT&T U-verse with GigaPower at up to 100 public sites and an all-fiber network connected to up to 100 business buildings. The plan also includes a free 3 Mbps AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet offer available to 10 affordable housing complexes.
Roughly 4.5 million people from the "Triad to the Triangle," 5 "Metropolitan Statistical Areas," 60,000 businesses over 3,000+ square miles ... roughly 17% of the population living below the poverty line after hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs were shipped overseas in the last 20 years.

Thanks for the laughs, AT&T

 

Matous Mojzis

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Like seriously, this should be something fantastic? In my country and my city I am able to get gigabit connection for about 40$ a month...And this is not new, we have it for about four years...
 

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"The plan also includes a free 3 Mbps AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet offer available to 10 affordable housing complexes"

Yea, so they can sit on their butts all day playing xbox live, and surfing the internet. Exactly what they need!! Free high speed internet. Now if they included a free mandatory education filter like they have in schools, that would block out video games and porn, then i'd be ok with it.
 

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I had AT&T once at my office. I had 13 employees that were on phones (Cisco voip) everyday, and the service would go out at least once a month (for about 4-6 hours.) AT&T was never able to fix the problem, and I was forced to go with another ISP (which works great!) Because of that, it is hard to get excited about anything regarding AT&T internet.
 

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Here in Charlotte, AT&T cannot deliver more than 128k upstream to our business park that has at least 600 employees...
 

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I agree... At&t can brag all they want... but I want equality in up and download speeds to be impressed... and limits??? if you got it you can flaunt it... stop being so cheap and creepy with the stuff that really does not cost you extra. I miss companys that were for internet only!!!!
 

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Your connection speed cannot exceed the speed being served to you by the server you connect to. Traffic on a server can reduce speed served dramatically, while some servers throttle that speed in order for users not to have unrealistic expectations when there is less traffic. Take Microsoft for example.
 
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