, the wireline service provider spun off by Alltel a couple years back, has started offering a . The faster broadband speeds are available to about 25% of Windstream’s footprint and uses ADSL2+ technology. Windstream spokesman David Avery tells CED, “We launched our ADSL2-plus service on Monday, and we’ll follow it up with a pretty aggressive marketing plan.” Windstream is offering six-month introductory pricing of $19.99/month (when bundled with select packages). BroadbandReports.com reports that the standard pricing will be $45/month after the introductory period.

The new broadband tier is illustrative of a faster broadband strategy being pursued by telecom service providers to match the cable industry’s broadband speed advantage. in select markets, and Verizon has been increasing its speeds in non-FiOS markets, as well. Will broadband speed inflation ever stop?

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