It certainly looks like what's left of Southern Bell is out to kill off the Independent ISP. BST is taking $40 to $45 off FastAccess pricing on a 3 year contract for new FastAccess DSL subscribers (who also have BST local and LD). Customer gets a $200 bill credit with a 3 year contract on the local line. Customer must be switching from another high speed provider (DSL) and provide a copy of the ISP bill.
Instead of embracing the independent ISP as a partner to stave off cable competition, the ILEC is giving away the store to take back that LESS THAN 1% market share of DSL that the IISP has. Way to stay focused! I mean, obvously the IISP, even Covad, is the biggest obstacle you face. (If you truly believe that, you have bigger issues in Atlanta, NJ and Texas than even I can fix, cuz delusions require a shrink. But if it just means that you have your head... in the sand or elsewhere, well, that might be fixable.