Telecoms are evolving.

The other day I said that telecom companies weren’t going away anytime soon. And here to corroborate my point of view is CNET with an item about Verizon and Qwest letting customers drop local phone service without losing DSL service. Qwest has seen the number of DSL subscribers rise as a result. While local phone service is extremely profitable, increasing in usage of things like cell phone service means that other services are becoming larger parts of the total revenue.