~54Mbps down, ~12Mbps up @ 9:20p, AT&T copper (uses DSL port (!) on ATT supplied modem/router/wifi/Uverse box)
in Dearborn area, $40/mo 1 year deal, internet only. 1TB/mon cap. Running the numbers, I don't see this as a practical limit
Trying DirectTV Now $35/~60 channel/2 streams package with a Roku Premier+
Watched Orville last night on this setup- better picture than OTA HD or WoW cable HD FOX!
Not one glitch or hiccup during this high congestion timeslot, as I have experienced with Amazon Prime movie rental streaming on Friday/Sat nights.
I think I am one of ATT's first customers in the neighborhood, so I get all 50+Mbps to myself
MAy also have to do with its DSL-like design at the moment (vs the shared bandwidth with cable internet)
I flipped back and forth among them to compare, watching Orville on a DaLite 8ft wide high power (2+ gain) from an Epson 8350 in Cinema mode.
Installer claimed ATT is running fiber down Michigan Ave, so even faster speeds should be offered sometime.
Dropping Wide Open West after ~15 years with them- WoW was a godsend after a short time with Comcast! Yeah, they've been Evil THAT long!
Always have a soft spot for WoW, and wanted to keep them, but DirectTV Now allows simple access from anywhere, vacation home, phone/tablet/laptop, etc, with all HD channels vs the SD digital (though unencrypted QAM) from WoW. Plus WoW has been playing the rate changing game aggressively the past couple years and getting worse.
The live streaming "cable" packages from DirecTV, Youtube, Sling, Hulu and probably many more moving forwards, means the dam may finally break on local cable monopolies, and real competition with channel packages may happen, with easy switching from one provider to another.
All you need is the fastest internet at the lowest cost.
Been using smartphone only for a couple years for voice (Republic Wireless with automatic wifi voice over IP at home, unlimited voice/sms), i.e. no issues with cell dead spots/coverage