Reporter: David Speakman
Company #2Bell Atlantic
Company #5US West
Headline: Regional Telecoms Take Hit After FCC Ruling
Regional US telecoms took a hit Thursday after the Federal Communications Commission ruled they must share their phone lines with DSL competitors.
Now companies like Covad, Northpoint and Rhythms Netconnections will be able to use a home or business existing telephone lines to provide their DSL service.
Currently, subscribers to independent DSL carriers must pay for the installation of an additional DSL-only phone line.