April 2, 2006

Paradox of the Worse Network - AT&T: "15Mbps Internet Connections Irrelevant"

Nate Anderson:
At this week's Media, Entertainment and Telecommunications conference, AT&T COO Randall Stephenson told his listeners that increased bandwidth was no longer of great importance to consumers.

"In the foreseeable future, having a 15 Mbps Internet capability is irrelevant because the backbone doesn't transport at those speeds," he told the conference attendees. Stephenson said that AT&T's field tests have shown "no discernable difference" between AT&T's 1.5 Mbps service and Comcast's 6 Mbps because the problem is not in the last mile but in the backbone.
AT&T, formerly SBC is the dominant internet provider in Wisconsin...... Stephenson completely misses the point that bidirectional fast networks to the home will open up many, many small business opportunities. Posted by James Zellmer at April 2, 2006 4:46 PM | Subscribe to this site via RSS:
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