06-13-2012 01:38:13 PM
We recently had to have some work done on our NID here at our residence. When the tech was here we inquired about the new equipment being installed down the road (we are right at the edge of a DSL service area)...he indicated that AT&T was "dropping fiber" into the area in order to be able to provide better/faster service. I am assuming that is a push to the DSL/UVERSE conversion. We currently are limited to 1.5 due to our distance from the DSLAM, but during tech trouble shooting one of the techs in support did what he called "unlocking my port" and during that time, speed tests from my modem show a constant speed of 3.08M. When I inquired to the site tech about this, he said that faster speeds should be available out here within 6 months, but I am wondering how they would do that, considering the distance we are from the current terminal. The distance isn't changing, and I haven't seen any equipment going in any closer to our home. Seeing as the tech was able to unlock the port and 3.08 was achieved, does that not mean that the speed is being limited based on the plan we have and not the distance?
Any answers anyone can give, would be greatly appreciated.