As foretold by that scribe in dslprime.com, VZ is rushing to take advantage of the new NYS PSC unregulating ...
Excerpted from an advert in the NY Times (Fri 26-May, p. D5)
Dial tone monthly access rate: residential current: $ 8.61, new: $ 9.85 business: $18.24 new: $19.79
(Plus, of course, all the various fees and surcharges and taxes and kickbacks.)
Oh, business local per minute of additional use: $ 0.013 new: $ 0.016
(that means an increase from 1.3 cents/minute to 1.6 cents)
And ... "Certain isdn-basic service monthly rates" (no amount listed).
Plenty of other increases as well.
More info at:Click to the NY map, then "pending projects".
(hmm ... anyone up to looking through all the other states?)
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