Verizon has unveiled a "low-priced," $29.95 DSL package that comes with a few strings attached.
The telco's value tier, which caps speeds at 1.5 Mbps down and 384 kbps up, will be offered to customers who commit for a year or bundle it with local and long distance phone services. Verizon will charge $34.95 per month for the service to customers who only want DSL.
Customers who commit for a year will also receive a DSL modem/router for home networking. The gear will cost $49.95 for DSL subs who also sign up for a Verizon calling package, and jump to $99.95 for customers who buy the DSL service separately.
Verizon's faster consumer DSL tier (3 Mbps/768 kbps) is $39.95 per month when bundled with other services or service commitments. The "naked" version runs $44.95 per month. But the telco has yet to offer the quicker DSL package in all service territories.