In an effort to “spur demand for broadband and close the gap between DSL and the more popular Internet access service from cable operators [broadband]”, Verizon is launching a scaled-down, less expensive internet service [Sorry, link no longer available.]
“The carrier is offering a DSL line with data speeds of 768 kilobits for downloads and 128 kilobits for uploads for $14.95 per month, a price that can compete with dial-up.”
“The scaled-down service, which requires a one-year contract, is about half the introductory price of Verizon’s regular DSL service, which is priced at $29.95 per month. Verizon’s more expensive DSL service provides download speeds of up to 3 megabits per second.”
Yahoo! will offer its anti-virus protection, on-demand videos and other premium services to subscribers.
“The new deal from Verizon and Yahoo is part of an ongoing relationship the two companies announced in January.”
We’ll have to see how this goes…