AT&T stops selling DSL Internet plans2020-10-05 17:15 by Daniela
Tags: AT&T, DSL
AT&T's has recently announced that it stops the sale of DSL to new customers amid a greater focus on fiber-fed and wireless broadband services. This move impacts legacy DSL service only, and not what AT&T labels IP DSL, or what used to be branded AT&T U-verse (now called AT&T Internet).
"We are focused on enhancing our network with more advanced, higher speed technologies like fiber and wireless, which consumers are demanding," AT&T said in a statement. "We're beginning to phase out outdated services like DSL and new orders for the service will no longer be supported after October 1. Current DSL customers will be able to continue their existing service or where possible upgrade to our 100% fiber network."
AT&T DSL service is offered primarily in smaller, suburban and rural AT&T markets, although there are exceptions. New AT&T customers living in those territories who want service from AT&T will probably have to choose fixed wireless if it is available. Otherwise, they will need to look elsewhere for internet service.
The move is not surprising. Large carriers like AT&T and Verizon basically abandoned legacy DSL service years ago. They still offered it, but didn't offer any innovation for it, offering slow speeds at high prices. Legacy DSL from large carriers had become the new dial-up.
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