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Optus offers naked DSL

Down Under, Optus joins the ranks of several smaller telcos in Australia offering naked DSL (i.e. without voice landline service). With more tech-savvy Aussies using VoIP and/or shifting to mobile

Toledo touts savings from OTT act

Toledo Telephone Co. of Toledo, Wash., is one of many small independent telcos that have turned away from investing in an IPTV architecture and brand, and instead have tried to exploit the full video

AT&T rolls out U-Verse for SMBs

AT&T announced expansion of its U-Verse offering to small businesses in 70 of its current markets. The package will include its high-speed 18 Mbps internet service and static IP addresses for

AT&T pair-bonding? Wait 'til next year

AT&T still has not begun its planned VDSL2 bonding trial, but the carrier told Telephony late last week it will do so in 2009. If you have been keeping track, it originally looked like AT&T

Twin Lakes's IPTV plan: Infinite and beyond

Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperative, which is based in Gainesboro, Tenn., and has about 37,000 customers, has successfully tested and installed IPTV over DSL. It will now look for approval from its

AT&T offers 18 Mbps DSL – with a catch

Next week, AT&T is making 18 Mbps downstream DSL available to its customer base. However, right now the higher speed is only "exclusively available" for AT&T U-verse TV customers. It will be

Verizon cranks DSL pricing bundles, hikes speeds

After a drop in DSL subscriptions last quarter, the gloves are coming off at Verizon. The company announced new, lower-cost, DSL-based, triple-play bundles today, along with announcing higher speeds

Comcast profit up 38%, telephony subs rise 483K

Cable TV company Comcast, in its third quarter earnings report, showed no signs of paying for the success that its big telco competitors experienced during the quarter. The largest cable player

FairPoint eyes broadband expansion, WiMAX

Independent telco FairPoint Communications, which is still in the process of taking over the former Verizon Communications network properties it acquired earlier this year, announced that it will

Broadband services enter new era

Broadband growth in general has been slowing, and DSL in particular has been dropping fast. It's increasingly apparent that broadband Internet will no longer be an all-you-can-eat proposition, and