DirecTV Group Inc. (NYSE: DTV) didn't lose video subs in the second quarter like many of its cable competitors did, but the satellite TV giant's rate of sub adds in the U.S. has slowed to a crawl as the market becomes increasingly saturated. DirecTV's 26,000 net sub additions (whiffing Wall Street's expected 57,000) marked the company's lowest total ever, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Inc. analyst Craig Moffett pointed out in a research note. DirecTV's big bright spot was Latin America, where it signed on 473,000 net new subs.
Some AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) broadband customers are whining that the telco has been slow to offer meters that track their data consumption, while others are complaining about meter accuracy. AT&T's new policy sets a monthly 150GB cap on DSL and a 250GB cap on U-verse tiers before subs face excess charges. (See AT&T to Fit Subs With Broadband Caps .)