Qwest introduced a 40Mbps downstream/20Mbps upstream high-speed Internet service using VDSL2 tech. It has started to roll out the service on a limited basis in certain locations, including Denver, Tucson, Salt Lake City and Minneapolis/St Paul. In the coming months, it plans to introduce the service to select areas within 23 markets, including NM, OR, UT and WA. The 40/20 service starts at $109.99/month for the first 12 months when combined with a qualifying home phone package. A 40/5 service bundle starts at $99.99/mo. Customers with 7Mbps, 12Mbps or 20Mbps tiers and who upgrade to a 5Mbps upstream speed can get an introductory rate of $5 more per month. — AT&T added ShortsHD, a short movie channel, to its U-Verse TV lineup. It marks the net’s US debut. The telco also added Arabic channel Arabic Radio & Television and Italian channel RAITALIA to its intl offerings.