Thursday, October 18, 2012

Will AT&T Use LTE to Upgrade Rural Lines?

AT&T on or about November 7, 2012 is supposed to reveal its decision about 18 million rural fixed network lines that either require broadband upgrades, or might be sold. 

Most observers now believe AT&T cannot sell those assets, as there are not willing buyers. That means AT&T will have to upgrade facilitiesobservers would say. 

How to do the upgrade is the issue. Some of those lines are expected to be candidates for U-Verse upgrades. Some lines might get fiber to home upgrades. 

But some of us would not be surprised to see a major focus on using Long Term Evolution mobile upgrades as the actual solution for many of those lines. 

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