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Companies that provide Internet access services have begun releasing their earnings reports for the latest quarter. There are subscriber figures and other data from selected Internet service providers:
— July 19: Verizon Communications Inc. gained just 2,000 broadband customers in the latest quarter — the worst result in four years. Verizon says the weak showing was in part due to Verizon ending the sale of DSL connections to people who don't have a landline phone account. The effort is part of an attempt to improve profitability. Verizon has upgraded part of its phone network with optical fiber, a service it sells as FiOS. It has raised prices, also to improve profitability, resulting in fewer new FiOS subscribers — 134,000 during the quarter, to end with 5.1 million.
— July 24: AT&T Inc. says it gained 553,000 U-verse Internet customers to end the quarter with 6.5 million. That helped offset losses in customers who get DSL, a slower and older technology.
— July 25: AOL Inc. says it had 3 million access subscribers as of June 30, down 84,000 during the quarter.
— Tuesday: Frontier Communications Corp.
— Wednesday: Comcast Corp.
— Thursday: Time Warner Cable Inc.
— Aug. 7: Charter Communications Inc., Cablevision Systems Corp.
— Aug. 8: CenturyLink Inc.
— Aug. 9: Windstream Corp.