Several rumors are floating across multiple blogs and user groups about an upcoming 18 Mbps tier for , sans a video component. The service is supposedly code named “Max 18” and will be priced at $65/month. The service is expected to debut sometime in November. AT&T does need to address their broadband offerings on a market by market basis, as cable competitors begin to roll out wideband. that will initially offer a 22 Mbps tier for $62.95/month, as well as a high end tier of 50 Mbps for $139.95. They have publicly stated they intend to reach 20% of their markets by year end 2008. Next year will be an interesting one to watch, as wideband goes head up with both FiOS and U-verse. What will be even more interesting to watch in the years that follow is into their product portfolio to counter telco’s ace in the hole competitive advantage – broadband wireless.

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  1. Consumers may complain about competition and coverage, but speaking broadly the cost per Mbps continues to drop.

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