This excerpt taken from the DTV 10-K filed Mar 1, 2005.
On February 28, 2003, DIRECTV Broadband completed the transition of its customers to alternative service providers and shut down its high-speed Internet service business. In the fourth quarter of 2002, we recorded a charge of $92.8 million related to accruals for employee severance benefits, contract termination payments and the write-off of customer premise equipment. Included in the $92.8 million charge were accruals for employee severance benefits of $21.3 million and contract termination payments of $18.6 million. During 2003, we reduced the accrual due to the favorable settlement of certain contractual commitments by recording a gain of $1.6 million to Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of taxes in the Consolidated Statements of Operations. As of December 31, 2004, $0.9 million of accruals remained. During the year ended December 31, 2002, DIRECTV Broadband reported a $88.9 million loss from discontinued operations, net of taxes.