CONCORD,CT Communications is beefing up its Digital Subscriber Line services with a new “e-Sonic” product that it says will deliver customers Internet access at speeds up to 10 megabits per second.

“e-Sonic” is part of a $9 million broadband initiative CT Communications announced in 2004.

CTCsaid e-Sonic Xtreme will deliver “the fastest service speeds available in the region.”

Standard DSL services offer speeds in the range of 1.5 megabits.

The 90-day trial is targeted at customers who live in Stanly and Cabarrus counties and already use DSL services.

A service capable of 3 Mbps called Advantage will also be offered.
Currently, CTC charges $34.95 to $99.95 for residential and business DSL services.


Wireless Nudity a No-No?

Companies such as Summus in Raleigh are offering more and more wireless applications that feature near-nudity, with Summus and Sports Illustrated teaming up for a very popular offering of the magazine’s swimsuit models. But is full-fledged nudity coming to a wireless phone near you?

Perhaps, but Cingular and Sprint are steering clear of what would be considered pornographic offerings from their own growing lists of content services.

Cingular recently told The New York Times it would stop offering a service that included nude images of porn stars that had been made available by AT&T Wireless. Cingular recently absorbed AT&T Wireless in a merger.

“We’re not going to offer adult content; we’re not going to offer ultraviolent games,” Mark Siegel, a spokesman for Cingular, told The Times. “That is not compatible with the Cingular brand.”

Ditto for Sprint.

“A Playboy brand or Penthouse brand – those do not meet our requirements,” Mary Nell Westbrook of Sprint told The Times. “Sports Illustrated and Maxim do.”