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AT&T raising basic DSL rates $5

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AT&T raising basic DSL rates $5

By Jon Van

Chicago Tribune staff reporter

February 1, 2008



AT&T Illinois will raise its prices for basic DSL high-speed Internet service by
$5, from about $20 a month to about $25 a month, the carrier said Friday.



The increase is in response to the popularity of the service, driven by video
and music downloading, photo sharing and online gaming, the company said. These
applications, which require more bandwidth capacity, are causing the company to
invest more in its network and pass along the costs to customers, the company
suggested.



"Our prices are still in line with the market and much lower than our cable TV
competitors," said Meghan Roskopf, a Chicago-based AT&T spokeswoman. Last month
the phone giant said it will raise the cost of dial-up Internet connectivity in
recognition that most customers are moving to DSL.




AT&T will boost DSL prices by $5


02/01/2008

Adolfo Pesquera

San-Antonio Express-News Business Writer



In a move AT&T Inc. said was dictated by the rising use of broadband services,
the San Antonio-based telecom announced Friday it will raise prices $5 a month
on much of its DSL service to most customers in Texas and 12 other states.

"Downloads of videos, music and photo sharing, it's really expanded," AT&T
spokeswoman April Borlinghaus said. "We're really just trying to keep up with
the marketplace."



Heavy users of high-speed Internet services have been a concern in the industry.
Earlier this year, Time Warner Cable Inc. announced it will test a billing
system in Beaumont based on how much users download media content.



Time Warner's stated reason was to help reduce congestion on its network caused
by the 5 percent of total users that tie up half the com pany's network
bandwidth.



However, Le Keough, a portfolio manager with Frost Bank, suggested the Bells,
including Verizon, might be looking at new pricing based on the maturation of
their market share. During the past five years, those telecom players have
attempted to take territory from traditional cable providers such as Time Warner
that offer DSL at low prices.



"It was offered as a loss leader," Keough said. "Now, they are probably
realizing they have taken as much market share as they can. They may now want to
test the elasticity of demand, find out how many of their customers will leave."



The $5 price increase will affect all AT&T Basic, Express and Pro service
customers in Texas and the other 12 states in the former SBC region, she said.
Basic DSL service now costs $14.99; Express, $19.99; and Pro from $24.99, she
said.



Customers in the BellSouth states are not affecte d. Also not affected are
customers with AT&T U-verse TV service, stand-alone DSL - known as "naked DSL" -
or new Basic customers offered the $10 price, which was a condition on the
merger with BellSouth merger, Borlinghaus said.



AT&T will begin notifying customers of the rate increase in their next billing
statements. The price change will be rolled out through the month of February
and should be in place for all affected customers by March, she said.
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I know people who keep telling me "Oh at&t will never raise there rates."

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i have a contract which locks my rate.



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How many Mbps do you get with AT&T? We use cable and get like 4Mbps with Comcast and I'm pretty happen with it. We used to have DSL a while back and then switched to cable.

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5 is a big jump also, I'm surprised they are doing it with this high of an amount.

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How many Mbps do you get with AT&T? We use cable and get like 4Mbps with Comcast and I'm pretty happen with it. We used to have DSL a while back and then switched to cable.
I have used comcast for the last 2 years. Everyone says comcast is faster. I literally just hooked my dsl and I dont remember comcast being this fast. I would love to see a side by side comparo. Plus they said my bill will be $90 with phone, dsl, satelite w/ a dual dvr. That isn't as expensive as comcasts teaser $33 triple play!

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That's right DSL convertors, please switch over so you can free up some of us cable users bandwith.
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How many Mbps do you get with AT&T? We use cable and get like 4Mbps with Comcast and I'm pretty happen with it. We used to have DSL a while back and then switched to cable.
4Mbps? you must have an old DOCSIS 1.x modem because nobody is going that slow anymore nowadays. It's usually somewhere between 6-12 now
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4Mbps? you must have an old DOCSIS 1.x modem because nobody is going that slow anymore nowadays. It's usually somewhere between 6-12 now
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