Originally Posted by Milenkod
Thinking of jumping on the U-Verse bandwagon....What concerns me is that I live in an older area of Dublin, CA and we are copper-last-mile....I've seen my neighbor's U-Verse and I wasn't too impressed with the PQ on HD....how is the 12mbit service from U-Verse?...
I also escaped from Comcast in favor of U-Verse and it was a good move in terms of service quality on all 3 components; TV, phone, and Internet. I opted for 6 mb/s on Internet (was pinging over 12 on Comcast) and do not notice any penalty for doing so. I also don't notice any downgrade in PQ on the TV. I know that there should be due to compression differences, but I don't see it. The HD is great.
But for you, the distance to the nearest node may be a killer. I suspect a mile is too far, particularly since the cable on your last mile has probably been there a good long time--not the latest and greatest. A friend in town here (a little east of you) signed up for U-Verse and according to his address it should have worked--about 1/3 mile to the node. But when the installer did the bandpass testing, it wouldn't fly.