BellSouth Extends Wireless B'band

BellSouth offers wireless broadband service in Athens, Georgia

August 4, 2005

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ATLANTA -- Brian and DeAnne Gulley got a sneak preview of BellSouth's (NYSE:BLS) new wireless broadband service, which is available today for the first time in select areas of Athens, Ga.

The couple has been using BellSouth(R) FastAccess(R) Internet Service, powered by wireless broadband technology, for more than a week. The new service transmits signals between local radio towers and a small non-line-of- sight desktop modem to offer high-speed Internet access without using a traditional phone line.

"It's been great," said DeAnne Gulley. "I really don't notice a difference between this and the cable modem service we had before. We get the same high speed and even save some money."

"With the University of Georgia here, Athens was a logical place for us to first offer this exciting new technology," said George Hill, vice president of product marketing for BellSouth. "Students demand even greater flexibility and affordability from their communications provider, and with this, we will be able to offer students and residents another high-speed Internet solution that fits their needs.

"This is an exciting new product for all consumers and businesses within the Athens service area," he noted.

BellSouth Corp.

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