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BellSouth Introduces Faster High-Speed Internet Service
by Splitpair 06:15PM Wednesday Nov 16 2005
BellSouth Introduces Faster High-Speed Internet Service
Customers Experience Speeds up to 6Mbps

For Immediate Release
November 16, 2005

Atlanta - Nov. 16, 2005 - BellSouth (NYSE: BLS) announced today a new high-speed Internet service that offers twice the download speed of its current fastest service. The new BellSouth® FastAccess® DSL Internet service delivers residential customers downstream connection speeds of up to 6Mbps and upstream connection speeds up to 512Kbps.

"BellSouth recognizes that many of our customers want faster speeds to get the most out of their Internet experience," said Pam Jones, vice president of data product management for BellSouth. "We are committed to providing the greatest choice and value to our customers - and with this new service, BellSouth now offers the widest range of broadband options in our market."

FastAccess DSL Xtreme 6.0, which will be offered to residential customers for $46.95 per month, will provide customers with a fourth FastAccess DSL service option. The new service is ideal for those who want to download large files like movies, or use online gaming at lightning-fast speeds. BellSouth's tiered approach to broadband already includes the following speeds:

FastAccess DSL Xtreme, with up to 3Mbps downstream X 384Kbps upstream, allows customers to download, surf and game online at lightning-fast speeds, and is available for $42.95 per month.
FastAccess DSL Ultra, ideal for downloading large files, enjoying streaming video and online games at speeds up to 1.5Mbps downstream X 256Kbps upstream, is available for $32.95 per month.
FastAccess DSL Lite, perfect for e-mailing, Web surfing and online banking without the delays and hassles of dial-up, at speeds up to 256Kbps downstream X 128Kbps upstream, is available for $24.95 per month.
In the past year, BellSouth has continued to see tremendous growth in its DSL business as more residential and business customers upgrade to broadband. BellSouth ended the third quarter of 2005 with more than 2.6 million DSL customers.

Consumers and businesses interested in BellSouth® FastAccess® DSL Internet service* can find more information online at www.fastaccess.com or by calling 1-888-321-ADSL.

*Service not available in all areas