Bell Companies Blamed for D.S.L.’s Woes

no shit … "According to a paper released last month by the School of
Information Management and Systems at the University of California at
Berkeley, the regional Bell operating companies … have maintained
'unreasonable delays' in providing D.S.L. connections to Internet service
providers while charging wholesale prices that are 'unjustifiably high.'"
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/08/06/technology/06DSL.html