The Associated Press is reporting that AT&T is now offering DSL broadband service in 22 states for the unheard-of price of only $10 a month, cheaper than any other advertised plan. However, the article neglects to give a list of which states. I did find a list elsewhere: Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, California, Nevada, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
The same company charges $19.95 a month for DSL where I live.
The Associated Press article does say that the announcement "is slightly hidden on the AT&T website." It must be well hidden because I haven't found it yet. If anyone reading this article finds the announcement, please post it as a comment at the end of this article.
You can read more about this new, low rate at http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2007-06-19-att-dsl_N.htm
While not mentioned in the article, I assume that the customer must buy the DSL modem, available for about $50 or so in many places. Also keep in mind that DSL is available at many different speeds. I am assuming that $10/month gets you the slowest DSL speed available: download speeds of up to 768 kilobits per second and upload speeds of up to 128 kbps. Still, that is much, much faster than dial-up connections.
If you live in one of the above-mentioned states, why are you using dial-up? You can have roughly fifteen times the speed in an "always on" environment for ten dollars a month.