Originally Posted by PeterAlt
For everyone's information, AT&T has been installing fiber to the curb for U-verse in Wellington. A friend of mine (in Wellington) already has the service. I checked to see if it's available in my Wellington neighborhood but to no avail. Apparently, they are building U-verse fiber to the curb service block by block, selectively discriminating, prioritizing higher density neighborhoods and higher average per household income than others with favor over others.
I think that this practice (on the behalf of AT&T) is unfair and needs government intervention. By the time they finally decide to dig fiber in my neighborhood, Comcast may have their act together and I'll probably stick with them as my way over protesting AT&T discrimination policy.
UPDATE: I was told by my friend with Wellington U-verse service that HALF the homes in their neighborhood made the switch to U-verse when that build-out completed!
Uverse is not really fiber to the curb.
Uverse is traditionally built out with fiber to the neighborhood then 3-pair copper (6 wires) to each home. What happens then is depending upon the copper length from the fiber/copper "box" transition point, some people get Uverse, others do not. In my neighborhood, the front half of the community has Uverse, the back half does not. I'm five houses away from the last point of Uverse service. Per the Uverse folks, the copper runs are too long to provide Uverse TV.
The only real fiber to curb (actually house) is FIOS by Verizon. Not available in PB County.