DSL Extreme TrueSTREAM Internet False Advertising Class Action Settlement

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Telecom Evolutions LLC and Quality Speaks LLC (together known as DSL Extreme) have agreed to a settlement to end consumer claims that the companies violated California law by falsely advertising their DSL Extreme TrueSTREAM internet services as “optical fiber”.

Class Members include consumers who meet the following criteria:

  • Purchased at least one of the four TrueSTREAM Internet service packages between March 1, 2015 and July 14, 2017:
    • 7I 68 kB
    • 1.5 MB
    • 3.0 MB
    • 6.0 MB
  • Maintained a standard copper telephone line with AT&T for the duration of TrueSTREAM service or lived in an area served by ADSL1
  • Lived in one of the following area codes and had a phone line to said area code: 213; 310; 323; 408; 415; 424; 442; 510; 562; 619; 626; 628; 650; 657; 661; 669; 707; 714; 747; 805; 818; 831; 858; 909; 925; 949; or 951

DSL Extreme offers DSL, dial-up, web hosting and other products and services for consumers and businesses across the United States, according to company website. Its network serves tens of thousands of customers.

According to the terms of the DSL Extreme TrueSTREAM Internet False Advertising Class Action SettlementDSL Extreme has agreed to compensate consumers affected by cash payments and has agreed to stop labeling their TrueSTREAM Internet services as fiber optic if consumers are not connected via fiber optic cable between their home and the central office of DSLExtreme.

Class Members are eligible to receive cash benefits based on the TrueSTREAM services they have subscribed to:

  • Subscribers to the TrueSTREAM 768 kbps plan are eligible to receive $5 per month for each month of active service, until May 27, 2022
  • TrueSTREAM 1.5MB plan subscribers are eligible to receive $8 per month for each month of active service, through May 27, 2022
  • TrueSTREAM 3.0 MB plan subscribers are eligible to receive $13 per month for each month of active service, through May 27, 2022
  • TrueSTREAM 6.0 MB plan subscribers are eligible to receive $13 per month for each month of active service, through May 27, 2022

DSL Extreme has not admitted any wrongdoing to the claims made in the class action, but has agreed to settle with consumers to avoid the costs and continued risk of litigation.

The deadline to opt out of the settlement, submit a dispute or file an objection to the settlement is December 21, 2022.

Class members are invited to attend an equity hearing for the DSL Extreme settlement scheduled for January 20, 2023.

The deadline to file a claim is December 21, 2022.

Who is eligible

Class Members include consumers who meet the following criteria:

  • Purchased at least one of the four TrueSTREAM Internet service packages between March 1, 2015 and July 14, 2017:
    • 7I 68 kB
    • 1.5 MB
    • 3.0 MB
    • 6.0 MB
  • Maintained a standard copper telephone line with AT&T for the duration of TrueSTREAM service or lived in an area served by ADSL1
  • Lived in one of the following area codes and had a phone line to said area code: 213; 310; 323; 408; 415; 424; 442; 510; 562; 619; 626; 628; 650; 657; 661; 669; 707; 714; 747; 805; 818; 831; 858; 909; 925; 949; or 951

Proof of purchase

No proof of purchase applicable

Claim Form

REMARK: If you are not eligible for this settlement, do NOT file a claim.

Remember: you submit your claim under penalty of perjury. You are also causing harm to other eligible Class Members by submitting a fraudulent Claim. If you are unsure if you qualify, please read the FAQ section of the Settlement Administrator website to ensure that you meet all standards (Top Class Actions is not a Settlement Administrator). If you are not eligible for this settlement, check our database of other open class action settlements you may qualify.

Case name

Chinitz vs. Telecom Evolutions, LLCCase No. 18STCV08068, in California Superior Court, Los Angeles County

Claims Administrator

Chinitz against developments in telecommunications
c/o Kroll Settlement Administration
Box 5324
New York, NY 10150-5324
[email protected]
833-620-3580

Class Counsel

Michael R. Reese
George V Granada
Charles D Moore
REESE srl

Clayton D Halunen
HALUNEN LAW

Defence lawyer

Fletcher C.Alford
Louis A Dorny
GORDON REES SCULLY MANSUKHANI LLP

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