Internet Service Update – Questions on AT&T U-Verse

Well, our Internet is back. After an hour on the phone with Earthlink, it appears the problem was the ZyXEL modem. Luckily, I had our old Broadmax modem, and connecting it up solved the problem (after all the futzing with system settings for naught).

We’re seriously thinking about ordering U-verse for voice and Internet. I have a number of questions; I’d welcome an opinion from those that have Uverse. You can see a layout of our house here.

  • Looking at the layout, all the computers, which are hardwired Ethernet, are in Bedroom 3. The current telephone service comes in, however, on the other side of the house in the garage. Should they be able to work this out, since I figure their remote gateway will need to be in Bedroom 3.
  • What would be the right package? I’m thinking the 12Mbs download package, but I’m willing to hear arguments for other speeds.
  • Are there any other concerns about this service I should have? Does anyone else have U-verse and can speak to its reliability?