AT&T / BellSouth Merger Approved by FCC

It’s official, we are on the fast track back to Ma Bell. After some expanded concessions on AT&T’s behalf, the FCC approved the merger of AT&T and BellSouth. The concessions include some form of ‘guaranteed’ network neutrality in its network, the availability of ADSL service at up to 768 Kbps as a stand-alone, non-bundled (read: naked) offering for $19.95 per month, with no expiry date as of yet.

AT&T and BellSouth (who owns Cingular) will also have to divest some wireless spectrum.

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