Wireless, DSL Boost AT&T Profits

AT&T Inc.s fourth-quarter profits rose 17 percent thanks to increases in DSL and wireless subscribership. The companys net income grew to $1.94 billion, or 50 cents a share, up from $1.66 billion, or 46 cents a share, from the same quarter a year earlier. AT&Ts revenue rose 23 percent to $15.9 billion. AT&T gained full […]

EarthLink Contiunes Relationship With 3PV

EarthLink has renewed its contract with 3PV for third-party verification services for EarthLink Internet voice products, including trueVoice, DSL and home phone service. 3PV will continue to assist in expediting the order process required to transfer a customers voice service from another provider to EarthLink, as well as in the process of informing customers about […]

United Online to Use Covad Network in DSL Expansion

United Online Inc. will expand its recently launched NetZero DSL broadband Internet service offering using the Covad Communications Group Inc. network. The agreement allows United Online to offer NetZero broadband services to DSL-eligible customers within Covads service area. United Online estimated that with the expansion NetZero will be able to offer broadband services to approximately […]

Taking Copper to its Limits: A Technology Tutorial

Copper transmission technologies have made remarkable advancements over the last 20 years, producing mature, nearly optimal architectures for signaling over a single copper pair. Transmission over copper, once seen as antiquated in a world moving toward fiber, has had a rebirth. With its ability to handle broadband speeds, it is central to solving the last-mile […]

RAD Unveils latest LA-110

RAD Data Communications has unveiled the latest version of its LA-110 integrated access device (IAD). The new version supports four SHDSL pairs bonded by inverse multiplexing. The combination of DSL technology and inverse multiplexing capability positions the LA-110 IAD as an ideal solution for medium businesses. Medium-sized enterprises often fall into a bandwidth lurch, said […]

Verizon Reverses Position, Cuts DSL Surcharge

Just two days after saying it would not rescind its USF-replacement fee, Verizon Communications Inc. said on Wednesday it is dropping its supplier surcharge, which totaled $1.20 per month for Verizon Online DSL with service up to 768kbps, and $2.70 per month for service at higher speeds. The company was getting backlash from customers, most […]

Telecom Links

Trade Associations Analyst/Consulting Firms Federal Regulatory Agencies State Regulatory Agencies Trade Associations Association for Local Telecommunications Services www.alts.org California Association of Competitive Telecommunications Companies (CALTEL) www.caltel.org Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association www.wow-com.com COMPTEL www.comptel.org DSL Center www.dslcenter.com  (This site has info on DSL and ISPs.) Also includes link to www.dsl-service-providers.net to search for ISPs that […]

MegaPath Invests in DSL.net With Option to Acquire

MegaPath Inc., a provider of VPN solutions and other managed IP services to businesses nationwide, announced it has made a strategic investment in DSL.net Inc. which will allow MegaPath to acquire substantially all of the equity of DSL.net upon receiving regulatory and shareholder approval. This acquisition, which involves additional funding from existing MegaPath investors, would […]

BellSouth Drops Monthly DSL Fee After Reports of FCC Inquiry

BellSouth Corp. has dropped a $2.97 monthly fee it was charging DSL subscribers in lieu of Universal Service Fund (USF) contributions. The FCC late last week opened an investigation into BellSouth and fellow Bell company Verizon Communications Inc. for tacking on the fee even though the carriers no longer pay USF monies from their DSL […]

TMone Launches Broadband Marketing Database

Telesales and database marketing firm TMone.com has announced licensing availability of its proprietary broadband marketing database. The database will be available for direct mail marketing use, and the companys telesales division will maintain exclusivity regarding the use of the database’s telephone numbers. TMone, which has acquired new subscribers for companies such as Packet8 and Cordia, […]

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