As part of a promise made when AT&T acquired BellSouth, the company will start offering $10 768kbps/128kbps DSL starting this weekend. Some caveats: it must be bundled with a landline, the offer is only available online to new customers who've never had service and it requires a one-year contract. Existing BellSouth territory users in our forums say they're being upgraded
from 256kbps/128kbps to 768kbps/128kbps for free.
There's still differences between what traditional AT&T customers and newly-acquired BellSouth customers are paying, which you can see in our recent price/speed breakdown
. It's expected that AT&T prices and speeds will show up in BellSouth territory before the end of this year, but this $10 DSL offering will last for two and a half years as a merger condition.
The deal won't be heavily advertised. Note how the AT&T press release
talks about raising the speed of their Lite tier in the Southeast, but mentions nothing about how some of these customers can get it for $10.