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Frontier appoints 'Frank the American Buffalo' as its new DSL spokesman

Frontier Communications is using a talking buffalo named Frank to get more subscribers to tune into its DSL service.

Comparing broadband pricing: where do AT&T, Verizon, Cincinnati Bell and others stand?

How different are broadband subscription prices among U.S. wireline providers? With the continuing competitive challenges brought by cable operators, a key metric of choice among telcos like AT&T, CenturyLink, Verizon and other independent incumbents is in how they price their services. (Image source: iStockPhoto)

AT&T excludes U-verse data users from data caps

AT&T is one of the early adopters of broadband usage caps, but only subscribers to its legacy DSL services are targeted, not its U-verse broadband service.

Rumor mill: Deutsche Telekom to begin throttling DSL users

Deutsche Telekom is going to start throttling DSL speeds on users who go over a set bandwidth limit, according to rumors reported on a telecom blog.

AT&T ups U-verse speeds to 45 Mbps in Texas

AT&T is getting ready to extend its higher speed DSL offerings using a mix of pair bonding and VDSL2, and will reportedly begin a trial of 45 Mbps service in Dallas this month. But this first wave of speed upgrades initially won't include the 75 Mbps speeds it has promised through its Project VIP initiative.

Verizon slaps new $5 fee on its DSL subscribers

Verizon is once again putting a damper on its DSL subscriber base by imposing a new $5 fee on the service at a time when it has been shifting much of its attention to its wireless networks.

Frontier serves up $20, no contract DSL plan

Frontier Communications on Monday introduced a $20 per month DSL service offer for its residential and business customers in the regions it serves.

AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink, Windstream face DSL patent suits

Patent holding company Intellectual Ventures is accusing AT&T, CenturyLink and Windstream of violating several of its patents related to DSL technology in a lawsuit that was filed last week.

Swisscom offers free TV for any of its DSL customers

Swisscom on Monday launched a new promotional deal in which any of its existing DSL customers will get a free introductory TV service package.

Telefonica Germany to offer 50 Mbps DSL tier

Telefonica Germany is the latest service provider to jump aboard the higher speed DSL service train, announcing on Tuesday that it will deliver an up to 50 Mbps speed option for its O2 broadband customers.