Last updated: February 21, 2008 - 11:21am
AT&T PLAYING SHELL GAME WITH NAKED DSL
[SOURCE: hearusnow.org, AUTHOR: Bob Williams]
[Commentary] Just over a year ago AT&T grudgingly agreed to a pair of consumer friendly concessions in order to win Federal Communications Commission approval to take over its telecom cousin, BellSouth Corp. One concession called for the merged company to offer existing BellSouth telephone customers no-frills, DSL Internet service for $10 a month. The second concession called for the merged company to also offer a so-called "Naked DSL" service -- which would not require an AT&T telephone line, like the $10 deal does -- for $19.95 a month. But consumers may have a problem signing up for these deals today.
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