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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

Kentucky telco calls on Dr. DSL

West Kentucky Rural Telephone Cooperative, based in Mayfield, Ky., has tapped vendor Aware to supply the telco with its Dr. DSL Line Diagnostics Platform to support its IPTV service and other

Frontier keeps broadband growth coming

While broadband subscriber growth is slowing for many telcos, that does not appear to be the case for now for Frontier Communications (formerly Citizens Communications). The Stamford, Conn.-based

Ding-dong, is DSL dead?

Has DSL heard its last hurrah in the United States? Second quarter earnings reports from AT&T and Verizon would indicate something’s amiss after the two telcos reported a combined 100,000

NSN cools on FTTH, drops GPON

Nokia Siemens Networks confirmed that it is exiting the market for gigabit passive optical network systems for fiber-to-the-home networks. The vendor's move comes after some speculation, and NSN

Report: Huawei edging ahead of Alca-Lu in DSL ports

Alcatel-Lucent has long been the dominant DSL port vendor in the world, making economic sense of the market when it only vexed other vendors, and holding the top spot in DSL ports shipped worldwide