I want to draw your attention to this article. As you should already know, the FCC is now considering whether to approve the mergers between AT&T/SBC and MCI/Verizon. This points out that some are arguing for "naked DSL" -- that is, DSL without the voice service -- as a way to diminish some of the potential anticompetitive aspects of these mergers. How would this help? Why do you think the firms who are advocating this are doing so? On another note, why is the FCC even involved in this? Antitrust analysis in the US is normally done in the Department of Justice (headed by the US Attorney General).