Pair Bonding Enables AT&T's U-verse To Reach More People
But now, that may be changing. AT&T has announced that it's "deploying a new, but long-promised, technology to reach more homes with its U-Verse service, which provides cable TV and higher Internet speeds." Basically U-verse just extended its reach, and that's a great thing for consumers in need of telco competition. The process that makes it happen is called "pair bonding," which essentially sends signal over a pair of power lines at once in order to extend reach. According to reports, this will enable each node to extend another 1000 or 2000 feet, which is obviously enough to rope in quite a few more subdivisions.
The company is being quiet as to exactly how many more homes now have access, but estimates are close to 30 million. Pair bonding from AT&T has been talked about since 2008, and we're hoping that now that the roll out has begun, they won't slow down until it's implemented in all of the 22 states that they serve. More competition, please!