When we first caught wind of the story concerning serious issues with data uploading over the AT&T wireless network, we were disappointed, but not surprised. No one expects AT&T to impress. However, with many people suffering from a 90% decline in upload speeds, we wanted an answer as to why.
It turned out to be an “unintentional software glitch” having to do with the HSUPA network. It was down, more or less, meaning that uploads were limited to 100 kpbs in many, many cities. In layman’s terms, 100 kpbs is slow.
However, today we bring you good news, a fix is on the way. Alcatel-Lucent has developed a patch that should fix the problem, and so over the next two to three weeks, upload speeds should return to normal.
The following cities were said to be impacted by the glitch: NYC, Central Jersey, Boston, Orlando, Seattle, South Jersey/Philly, Columbus, Cleveland, West Houston, Phoenix, Northern Colorado, St. Paul/Minnesota, Suffolk County/Long Island, Quad Cities, South Jersey, Denver, Detroit Metro, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Kansas City, Fairfax, and Minneapolis.
If you live in one of those cities and have been floundering over the past few days, help is on the way.