SBC Adds 528,000 Mostly Budget DSL Users

SBC’s profit down 41%, but the company adds 528,000 DSL subscribers, and now has 6.5 million DSL lines in service. Growth is coming from their cut rate plans … clearly Proof? DSL/Internet revenues up 22.8% versus the third quarter of 2004, but up mere 6.0% versus the second quarter 2005. DSL revenues in 2Q 2005 were $670 million and in the 3Q touched $710 million. On a per-subscriber-per-month basis that is a decline of about $1 from $37.40 to $36.40 a month. This near term decline in the revenues might be the only way to beat cable guys and have some glimmer of hope for the “Telco TV” plans.

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