Big telephone and cable companies both added multiples of new broadband subscribers in 2013 but, in the end, the cable companies were the big winners because 82 percent of those new subs lined up on the cable side of the equation, data from the Leichtman Research Group (LRG) indicates.
With DSL subscriber losses hurting growth at AT&T and Verizon, Comcast was the number-one broadband provider last year in terms of net subscriber additions, Leichtman Research Group said Monday.
AT&T is giving its small and medium business (SMB) customers that reside in its Missouri serving areas up to 12 months of free 6 Mbps AT&T U-verse Internet service.
Windstream has agreed to pay $600,000 to settle a suit with the Georgia Governor's Office of Consumer Protection over claims that the service provider did not deliver the advertised DSL speeds to its users, reports WGCL-TV, a CBS affiliate based in Atlanta.
Belgacom has unveiled a new VDSL2 vectoring service, offering speeds up to 70 Mbps, more than double the speed of its existing 30 Mbps VDSL2 service.
TeliaSonera has completed a field trial of Huawei's G.fast technology, one that enables service providers to theoretically deliver up to 1 Gbps over existing copper loops.
Fibertech Networks has reached another milestone in its wireless backhaul service drive, activating an outdoor fiber-based metro small site for a wireless operator carrying commercial traffic.
SaskTel has taken another step to connect more rural communities to broadband, announcing that it will start offering up to 10 Mbps DSL service in 21 new communities.
BT's fiber broadband customers reached the 1.9 million mark, up 14 percent, after adding 228,000 net retail customers in its third quarter. The telco now passes over 18 million U.K. premises with its fiber-based broadband network.
TDS Telecom is putting broadband into the hands of more rural residential and business customers in Wisconsin and Michigan thanks to the completion of two American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) broadband stimulus projects.