Consistently recognized for customer satisfaction, BellSouth provides a full array of broadband data and e-commerce solutions to business customers, including Web hosting and other Internet services. In the residential market, BellSouth offers DSL high-speed Internet access, advanced voice features and other services. BellSouth also provides online and directory advertising services, including BellSouth®Real PagesSM.com, and offers long-distance service to its customers in Georgia, North and South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky and Louisiana.
With $49.7 billion in assets, BellSouth companies operate throughout the United States and in a number of countries in Latin America and Europe. With almost 81,000 employees, the company has more than 69 million equivalent access lines in the Southeast U.S. and 18 million international wireless customers. Since divestiture from AT&T in 1984, BellSouth stock has become one of the most widely held issues in the country.
BellSouth's operating telephone company serves local residential and business customers in nine southern states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
BellSouth customers benefit from one of the most modern telecommunications networks in the world, and they have rated BellSouth a top major local telecommunications provider in customer satisfaction in several national surveys. A major growth area for the company is its Broadband services. A primary driver is the company's Internet services, one of the fastest growing ISPs in the Southeast with over 1.5 million customers. More than 924,000 customers use DSL high-speed internet access from BellSouth.