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Verizon Gets Naked!
Will offer 'naked DSL' in Northeast
by borredo 03:04PM Monday Apr 18 2005
Responding to our Broadband Industry Gripe #2 (we wish), Verizon today announced they are now offering "naked DSL" service (DSL without mandatory local service) to existing customers in the Northeast. CBS/Marketwatch indicates Northeast customers (ex-NYNEX and Bell Atlantic) can cut or switch their local service with no penalty, starting today.

The company insists the move will be national in time, but gave no timeline for when true naked DSL would be available elsewhere. Verizon had promised this in May of last year, but then seemingly backtracked.

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