The concessions that AT&T Inc. made to win regulatory approval of its mammoth merger with BellSouth Corp. have many important implications for consumers, beyond simply net neutrality.

With the Dec. 29 approval of the plan by the Federal Communications Commission, here's what consumers can expect in the combined company's service areas in 22 states:

* DSL service to new customers for $10 a month, for 30 months.

This looks like a good deal for high-speed internet service, because it's even cheaper than the


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