[SATLUG] Re: Where else is FiOS?
brad at shub-internet.org
Sun Jan 18 23:48:16 CST 2009
on 1/18/09 11:31 AM, benjaminez at gmail.com said:
> However, AT&T was (and is) still stuck with a network designed to run
> at five nines uptime, and this network puts a massive drain on AT&T's
The irony is that 90 cents out of every dollar that you spend on your
AT&T telephone bill actually goes to cover the costs of building and
running the billing system, not the actual phone network itself. A
cousin of mine is a chief architect of their billing system, and I've
learned all sorts of things from him.
> So that's where the situation stands, to the best of my knowledge.
> We'll just have to see where AT&T et al. go from here.
The key here is that AT&T chooses where to re-engineer the fiber
network, and they only do that in places where they're getting
competition from TW and Verizon. If there's no competition, there's no
reason for AT&T to make any changes or upgrades.
This is one of the reasons why I like telephone co-ops much better.
They're not in it for the profit, they're in it to provide good service
and good services to their shareholders -- Just like credit unions
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