Originally Posted by JimP
Is it something about the technology or that they're only running main lines to denser populated areas?
Jim, just my opinion, I surmise based on what inside people tell me..that coupled with the current economy,V-RAD to home (copper) distance limitations,only 1 HD channel at a time delivered, etc....that U-Verse just isn't ready for primetime.
Here, we have dual, redundant fiber feeds going to them out to a NOC in the (Midwest?) IIRC. They do call very quickly if any problems arise with our signal. Based on what I see from the re-trans agreement, subscriber numbers are quite low. The copper to home distance seems to be the main limitation here, so I would think the population density there in FunGomery (TM/copyright 1968 Mark@WAKA) would be even worse than here.
I did ask to see the local NOC, they wanted me to fill out several pages of paperwork that had to be approved in advance of any visit.
From the few that have it,and from the U-Verse engineers..I do hear that U-verse has the best quality of anyone compared to OTA.
There are a few threads here on AVS on U-Verse.