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BellSouth was the only Bell company that had a less than attractive DSL quarter in the Q2 2005. Which sort of explains why they are making a big push – via advertising – and cutting prices on its DSL packages. Its entry level offering is DSL […]

BellSouth was the only Bell company that had a less than attractive DSL quarter in the Q2 2005. Which sort of explains why they are making a big push – via advertising – and cutting prices on its DSL packages. Its entry level offering is DSL Lite is 256Kbps down for $24.95 per month. DSL Ultra with speeds of 1.5Mbps is now available for $32.95 per month while DSL Xtreme, with downstream speeds up to 3Mbps is going for $42.95 per month. But more than all that, this news at the bottom of the press release should be an indicator of BellSouth’s future ADSL2 plus plans. “..beginning in the fourth quarter of 2005, it will offer BellSouth FastAccess DSL Xtreme 6.0, to feature downstream speeds of up to 6Mbps…”

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  1. I don’t think you need ADSL2+ to get 6 Mbps downstream. Yes, at short distances you’re likely to get higher speeds, but I believe the ADSL standard gives you 8 Mbps on the downstream.
    Some good numbers are here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asymmetric_Digital_Subscriber_Line

    Frank

  2. what i meant was that they are not bullshitting about ADSL2plus, and this is an upgrade that gets us one step closer to it

  3. Om Malik’s Broadband Blog » A US Broadband Slowdown Ahead? Monday, September 5, 2005

    [...] With many millions still reluctant to spend more money for broadband connections, the recent introduction of budget DSL plans by Verizon, BellSouth and SBC indicates that the bells are trying to goose up those numbers. An industry insider recently told me that it is more of a defensive move, an attempt to lock in voice customers before they switch to cable-based voice services. [...]

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