Windstream raises prices on its DSL speed tiers

Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN) has stirred the ire of a number of its broadband customers by increasing the prices of its popular DSL speed tiers.

As reported in a Broadband DSL Reports forum, the telco raised prices on its three speed configurations. The 3 Mbps tier rose from $39.99 to $47.99, its 6 Mbps tier from $44.99 to $49.99, and the top 12 Mbps tier went from $49.99 to $52.99.

One of the users in the forum noted that "Since 2004 my Internet bill has gone from $34.99 to $47.99 while my speeds have stayed exactly the same."

However, users who signed up for a Price for Life promotion will not be affected by the rate changes.

For more:
- Broadband DSL Reports has this article

Special report: The most important M&As of 2011

Related articles:
Windstream breaks ground on Oklahoma broadband stimulus project
Windstream Q3 income slips amidst gains in broadband, business services
Grading the top 11 ILECs in Q3 2011
Windstream to stop offering new residential services in the Cavalier footprint