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AT&T goes nuclear in the 2nd broadband war – the battle for the MDU

AT&T has finally articulated a huge broadband plan for the whole of America – taking a combination of copper G.fast broadband and fiber to MDUs, some in territories which are traditionally within the Verizon footprint. It is also offering the full DirecTV main TV service over broadband, with no satellite dish to MDUs. This is the broadband/TV equivalent of thermonuclear war as US telcos move out of the dark ages of broadband in to the gigabit era. It sure does take a long time for major tier 1 US telcos to embrace a new technology, and October 2012 was our first mention of G.fast, but AT&T has turned US broadband on its head today embracing G.fast, jumping from fastest copper…

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