Questions about available residential UVerse bandwidth
Hi, one thing up front: I am not an AT&T customer currently, I have two questions.
A) Your computers state that my address can only get up to 18Mbps internet service. Is that truely a hard limit, and is it because I live in a condo (Heatherwood Condo Association, Ann Arbor, MI) where there are multiple unit per structure? Is there no way to provide more bandwidth? Don't get me wrong, that is plenty for most people's internet use, but I get (in real world terms) close to 100Mbps consistantly, regardless of time, and I find use for it.
B) Will there ever be better options for someone in a residence like mine. I realize a rollout of pure fiber is years of investment, but even if it does happen, would muti-unit residences ever see the full benefit? Will VDSL like technology ever close to gap beyond 18Mbps in the intrem?
The reason I'm asking is your sales people visited me in my home pretty much saying that my "neighbors" were getting power 45 so I should be able to. I would like to believe her definition of neighbor was too broad, and she was simply ignorant to the technical restraints of service in a building like mine, but she also said she would have to get special approval because power 45 was "first come, first serve" which is just silly. I agreed to an installation pending this "special approval" and followed up once, but as the date approached and I could not get an answer I canceled the installation and explained why.
I'd be willing to take power 45 to eliminate the high jitter spikes on comcast do to poor upstream signal that is a result of them splitting the line one too many times. I currently want them to run a line off the tap to my modem, but may never get there.