AT&T forced to offer $10 ADSL but trying to hide

June 21, 2007

AT&T is doing their best to hide the info on their websites, but in the 22-state AT&T service teritory they offer $10 for 768k/128k ADSL.  AT&T promised the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) that they would do this in order to get its acquisition of BellSouth Corp. approved last December.

According to the consumerist blog AT&T does whatever they can to prevent people from signing up, even hanging up on them.

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AT&T Responds to Rescheduled FCC Merger Vote

October 13, 2006

We ran short of time to gain final approval for the merger today, which is not uncommon in these matters. We look forward to the November 3 FCC meeting, when we expect the FCC to complete its review, approve the merger and allow us to begin delivering the numerous benefits of the merger to consumers. Read the rest of this entry »

Time Warner Telecom wants Conditions to AT&T-BellSouth Merger

October 12, 2006

Time Warner Telecom called on the FCC to rigorously review the proposed AT&T – BellSouth merger and not approve such a merger, absent regulatory conditions that fully address the consequences of the merger for business customers. Read the rest of this entry »

AT&T – BellSouth Merger Cleared by Department of Justice

October 11, 2006

The United States Department of Justice today cleared AT&T’s merger with BellSouth. The following statement should be attributed to AT&T General Counsel James D. Ellis:

“This unequivocal and unconditional approval underscores the competitive nature of our industry and the pro-competitive benefits of this merger. AT&T is focused on bringing more video choices and next-generation broadband services to as many consumers as possible and our merger with BellSouth will help deliver these benefits to more consumers, more quickly”.
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Department of Justice statement on ATT Bellsouth merger

October 11, 2006

Statement by Assistant Attorney General Thomas O. Barnett
Regarding the Closing of the Investigation of AT&T’s Acquisition of Bellsouth
Investigation Concludes That Combination Would Not Reduce Competition
“After thoroughly investigating AT&T’s proposed acquisition of BellSouth, the Antitrust Division determined that the proposed transaction is not likely to reduce competition substantially. The Division investigated all areas in which the two companies currently compete – including residential local and long distance service, telecommunications services provided to business customers, and Internet services – and the merger’s impact on future competition for wireless broadband services. Read the rest of this entry »

BellSouth and Protection One Expand Relationship

October 9, 2006

BellShouthBellSouth and Protection One, Inc. today announced an agreement to deliver security services to planned residential communities in the BellSouth region.The joint sales and marketing arrangement is an expansion of the existing relationship between BellSouth and Protection One formed in 2001 to market security systems to residents and business owners in the southeastern United States. BellSouth® Security Systems from Protection One® currently provides intrusion, heat, smoke and carbon monoxide detection equipment and related services to customers in 18 cities. Read the rest of this entry »

BellSouth Expands VoIP portfolio with Avaya Solutions

October 3, 2006

BellShouthBellSouth announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Avaya to resell Avaya IP telephony solutions to businesses. Customers can now work with BellSouth as a single point of contact to address telephony, messaging and contact center requirements using Avaya’s broad portfolio of IP-based solutions. Read the rest of this entry »