Photoshop contests at Mechapixel | Forums
The golden bit is back!
Gain exclusive benefits and help support Mechapixel with Mecha+
Learn more - Subscribe
'Giants' by khonshu
Go Back   Mechapixel Forums > Main > Aarkie's Corner
Post New Thread Reply
Thread Tools
Unread 2014-12-04, 12:14   #1
aarkieboy's Avatar

Feb 5 2003
86,341 posts
Age 63
Somewhere on this ball we call "Earth"

"Why is one bandwidth-hungry town building its own 1Gbps fiber network for its citizens when AT&T already offers them 6Mbps DSL? Thatís the question AT&T would like to ask city leaders in Chanute, Kansas, a small town of roughly 9,000 people that is petitioning the state to allow it to offer greater access to the high-speed fiber network that it built to support town utility operations.

The Wichita Eagle reports that AT&T is concerned about this development and ďfiled to officially intervene in the case and was granted that permission on Tuesday morningĒ this week.

ďAny decision made by the KCC could impact AT&Tís business operations in the area, which is why we asked to intervene in the proceeding,Ē AT&T told The Eagle. ďAT&T remains interested in both broadband issues and the work of the KCC.Ē

Itís true that a 1Gbps fiber service would definitely impact AT&Tís business operations in the area and likely for the very worse. Ars Technica points out that Chanute would charge citizens just $40 per month for its 1Gbps service, which is a mere $5 more than the six-month teaser rate for AT&Tís 6Mbps service. Whatís more, AT&Tís plan includes a hard data cap of 150GB per month and going over that limit will set you back by an additional $10 per month." (More)
My SignatureDisplay Signature Reply With Quote
Unread 2014-12-04, 12:26   #2
Chuck's Avatar

May 6 2003
16,703 posts
Age 63
The real America not that part where you live.

Out of touch, only worry about profits so get your 1 Gbps stuff out of my town and quit hitting your ball into my yard

[Click the image to open in full size.
Reply With Quote
Go Back   Mechapixel Forums > Main > Aarkie's Corner > AT&T wants to know why a town is building a 1Gbps network when it already offers 6Mbp
Post New Thread Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:01.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.