TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: SBC Revises High-Speed Internet Pricing

SBC Revises High-Speed Internet Pricing

Reuters News Wire (
Tue, 1 Nov 2005 10:41:01 -0600

SBC Communications Inc. said on Monday it was revamping prices for its
high-speed Internet services, cutting most regular monthly rates to
lure more customers onto higher-speed lines.

The moves come after SBC, the No. 2 U.S telecommunications company,
launched a $14.95-per-month promotion for its digital subscriber line
service earlier this year, aiming to convert dial-up Internet users
and grab more customers than cable competitors.

SBC said starting Tuesday, its basic high-speed Internet service with
download speeds of up to 1.5 megabits will sell for $16.99 per month
for the first six months. After six months, SBC will charge $29.99 a
month, down from its previous charge of $49.95 per month after the
first year of service.

For its higher grade service offering download speeds of up to 3
megabits per second, SBC cut its introductory price by $3 to $21.99,
and cut the regular monthly charge by $25 to $34.99.

<i>The offers are available only to new customers, and require users
to buy SBC telephone service.</i>

Cable high-speed Internet services from providers such as Comcast
Corp. typically run from $35 to 45 per month, but also offer faster
downloads than DSL lines.

SBC added a record 528,000 DSL subscribers in the third quarter,
bringing its total to 6.5 million. The company considers DSL
subscribers key to its plans to launch subscription television
services widely next year.

Copyright 2005 Reuters Limited.

NOTE: For more telecom/internet/networking/computer news from the
daily media, check out our feature 'Telecom Digest Extra' each day at . Hundreds of new
articles daily.

Post Followup Article Use your browser's quoting feature to quote article into reply
Go to Next message: Sheila Flynn: "Work is Grueling at FEMA Call Center"
Go to Previous message: Reuters News Wire: "Lance Armstrong Wins Cybersquatting Case"
TELECOM Digest: Home Page