AT&T Inc., the second-largest U.S. wireless-serviceprovider, and miner Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. led thefastest start on record for monthly bond sales, stoked by yields atalmost all-time lows.

AT&T and Freeport, the world's largest publicly tradedcopper producer, each sold debt worth $3 billion. Dallas-basedAT&T offered $1 billion each of three-, five- and 10-yearnotes. The 10-year bond was priced at 105 basis points, or 1.05percentage points more than similar maturity Treasuries.

Freeport's three-part offering included $2 billion of 10-yearnotes, and $500 million each of three-year and five-year notes.Proceeds from the Phoenix-based company's offering will be used toredeem debt on its 8.375 percent notes maturing in 2017, thecompany said in a statement.

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