Qwest bundles Wi-Fi with DSL

Thu, 04/08/2004 - 8:00pm
Jeff Baumgartner

Qwest Communications, already playing catch-up with cable on the high-speed front, will try to stay in stride on bundled home networking with the introduction of a new DSL modem with integrated Wi-Fi capabilities.

Qwest said it will make Wi-Fi standard in all modems offered to new DSL customers. Cable operators have had access to integrated cable modem gateways with Wi-Fi for more than a year.

Qwest's offer, though, is in the form of the Actiontec Wireless DSL Gateway, a device based on 54 Mbps 802.11g technology. The telco is selling the wireless-ready model for $59.99. Customers can also rent it for $3 per month.


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