[SATLUG] OT - AT&T - DSL and Uverse

Howard Haradon hharadon at gmail.com
Sat Nov 15 19:14:16 CST 2008


Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2008 10:14:22 -0600
> From: "Sean I" <siffland at nerdshack.com>
> Subject: [SATLUG] OT - AT&T - DSL and Uverse
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> I am finally fed up with time Warner, my bill keeps increasing and i
  <  SNIP  >

Up around I-10 and DeZavala we are using the *up to* 1.5Mbit DSL
service from ATT, and it has proved to be reliable and adequate, but
usually gives around 1.25Mbit downloads.  It is delivered over a copper
pair so has nothing to do with Uverse.  We are now paying $25 per month,
although it started at $15 about 3 years ago.  No hosanas, but it is
cheap (like me).

Good luck, Howard
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Howard Haradon
San Antonio, TX  USA



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>   1. Re: Linux 56k modems (Howard Haradon)
>   2. OT - AT&T - DSL and Uverse (Sean I)
>   3. Re: OT - AT&T - DSL and Uverse (David Kowis)
>   4. Re: OT - AT&T - DSL and Uverse (Zeb Fletcher)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 13:42:02 -0600
> From: "Howard Haradon" <hharadon at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Linux 56k modems
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>> Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2008 17:54:15 -0500
>> From: Benjamin Temple <temple_benjamin at hotmail.com>
>> Subject: [SATLUG] Linux 56k modems
>> To: "satlug at satlug.org" <satlug at satlug.org>
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>> Hello all,
>> Are there any USB 56k modems that support Linux natively? If so, any suggestions on which I should get?
>> Regards,
>> Benjamin
>
> You could look around this site for some ideas.
>
> http://modemdriver.com/winmodems.htm#Database
>
> Good luck,  Howard
> --
> Howard Haradon
> San Antonio, TX  USA
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> Message: 2
>
> call them every month and they take stuff off but it is getting old.
> I was thinking about DSL (yeah i know slower but still works).  There
> were a few guys here about 2 weeks ago peddling Uverse for at&t, said
> i was one of the only houses in the neighborhood that could get it
> (which i doubt but i played along).  I remember some people on this
> list shunning uverse and telling of the badness of it, could they
> reiterate on it so i have some more information.  If i do go to AT&T
> is it better to get the uverse stuff or straight DSL, or do i have a
> choice?  I would just like to hear from people who have it before i
> make a decision (this will effect my phone and cable too, when i leave
> a service i leave it all).  Of course the two blokes peddling the
> uverse were explaining to me how their 10GB fiber backbone was faster
> than roadrunner 15Gb backbone, made me wonder if i was just going
> crazy.......
>
> Sean
>
>
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> Message: 3
> Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2008 11:11:09 -0600
> From: David Kowis <dkowis at shlrm.org>
> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] OT - AT&T - DSL and Uverse
> To: The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List
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> Sean I wrote:
> | I am finally fed up with time Warner, my bill keeps increasing and i
> | call them every month and they take stuff off but it is getting old.
> | I was thinking about DSL (yeah i know slower but still works).  There
> | were a few guys here about 2 weeks ago peddling Uverse for at&t, said
> | i was one of the only houses in the neighborhood that could get it
> | (which i doubt but i played along).  I remember some people on this
> | list shunning uverse and telling of the badness of it, could they
> | reiterate on it so i have some more information.  If i do go to AT&T
> | is it better to get the uverse stuff or straight DSL, or do i have a
> | choice?  I would just like to hear from people who have it before i
> | make a decision (this will effect my phone and cable too, when i leave
> | a service i leave it all).  Of course the two blokes peddling the
> | uverse were explaining to me how their 10GB fiber backbone was faster
> | than roadrunner 15Gb backbone, made me wonder if i was just going
> | crazy.......
> |
>
> I don't believe you've got a choice. I pay $40 a month for 6mbit down
> 1mbit up. I've got FTTH, though, no copper between me an the internet.
> Theoretically, the shorter the copper is, the more you can cram over it,
> thanks to a lack of attenuation.
>
> That said, i haven't had too many problems with ATT. I wish I could get
> verizon's FTTH service 20mbit/20mbit, but they don't exist here,
> otherwise ATT'd go out of bizness. Oh and so would Time Warner.
>
> Anyways, It's a lesser of two evils thing.
>
> - --
> David Kowis
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> Message: 4
> Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2008 11:13:21 -0600
> From: "Zeb Fletcher" <zeb.fletcher at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] OT - AT&T - DSL and Uverse
> To: "The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List"
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> On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 10:14 AM, Sean I <siffland at nerdshack.com> wrote:
>
>> I am finally fed up with time Warner, my bill keeps increasing and i
>> call them every month and they take stuff off but it is getting old.
>> I was thinking about DSL (yeah i know slower but still works).  There
>> were a few guys here about 2 weeks ago peddling Uverse for at&t, said
>> i was one of the only houses in the neighborhood that could get it
>> (which i doubt but i played along).  I remember some people on this
>> list shunning uverse and telling of the badness of it, could they
>> reiterate on it so i have some more information.  If i do go to AT&T
>> is it better to get the uverse stuff or straight DSL, or do i have a
>> choice?  I would just like to hear from people who have it before i
>> make a decision (this will effect my phone and cable too, when i leave
>> a service i leave it all).  Of course the two blokes peddling the
>> uverse were explaining to me how their 10GB fiber backbone was faster
>> than roadrunner 15Gb backbone, made me wonder if i was just going
>> crazy.......
>>
>> Sean
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> I love my U-verse but there are something you have to live with when you get
> it. The first is that you only get 4 streams (2hd/2sd) This means you can
> only watch or record 4 channels at any given time. If you have more than 4
> televisions I wouldn't do it. The DSL is fine I have the middle tier and it
> downloads just fine for my taste. I ran the speedtest.net just now and got
> 2827kb/s up and 931kb/s down.  Some of the things I really like is the whole
> house DVR, This allows me to watch the DVR from any TV in the house and
> doesn't count against your streams so if the wife is recording three things
> and I'm watching the Spurs the kids can grab a movie off the DVR.
>
>
> Zeb
>
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