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Verizon Online Boosts Broadband Speeds for Small Businesses in 16 More States


June 13, 2006

Digital Subscriber Line Speeds of Up to 7.1 Mbps Available for $99.95 a Month; Pumped-up Offering Fuels Even Greater Productivity

NEW YORK - More small- and medium-sized businesses that want to network multiple PCs on a single DSL (digital subscriber line) circuit or download or send large files can now do so -- and at faster speeds and competitive rates.

Verizon Online has expanded its two highest-capacity business DSL packages to 16 more states: California, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. Now small and medium-sized businesses in 28 states and the District of Columbia can get Verizon’s maximum connection speed of up to 7.1 Mbps (megabits per second).

Verizon Business DSL offers customers maximum connection speeds of up to 7.1 Mbps downstream and 768 kbps (kilobits per second) upstream with a Dynamic IP address for $99.95 a month. In addition, business customers can order Verizon Business DSL with up to 7.1Mbps/768 kbps with a Static IP address for $199.95 a month. Business DSL requires a one-year contract.

“The expansion of DSL at speeds of up to 7.1 Mbps comes at a time when small businesses are demanding more speed,” said Matthew Trammel, product manager for Verizon Business DSL. “The up to 7.1 Mbps service helps any business improve the flow of information and facilitates streaming video for product demonstration or training sessions. Our Static IP service is an ideal business solution for videoconferencing, Web hosting and for running Web cameras for surveillance. These popular integral business applications confirm that bandwidth really makes a difference for small businesses.”

Small- to medium-sized businesses that send or receive large files and graphics will benefit from the speed of Verizon Business DSL at up to 7.1 Mbps, which is almost 10 times as fast as the entry-level maximum connection of up to 768 Kbps offered to consumers and businesses.*

The expansion of faster DSL packages being provided into these states is a result of Verizon Online’s continued pledge to find new ways to help its business customers, to improve services and to provide the best value in broadband.

Verizon Business DSL offers a variety of packages with different maximum connection speeds and features tailored specifically for the needs of each business owner, starting as low as $19.95 a month, where available, with a qualifying package. A one-year contract is required. Qualifying Dynamic IP and Static IP business DSL packages include Internet Security Suite for one PC, unlimited remote dial-up access, and a choice between three domain name business e-mail accounts or ten e-mail accounts, to name some of the features. Packages of Verizon Business DSL at up to 7.1 Mbps are available by calling 888-649-9500.

Verizon also offers various products and services that allow small businesses to customize the solutions they need to better compete in the marketplace. Solutions like e-mail encryption and communications management tool like iobi Professional. Analyst firm Frost & Sullivan recently recognized Verizon for offering one of the most robust portfolios of products and services to small businesses. For more information visit

*NOTE: Actual (throughput) speeds will vary based on numerous factors, including network and Internet congestion and the speed of Web sites you visit.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), a Dow 30 company, is a leader in delivering broadband and other wireline and wireless communication innovations to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, serving 53 million customers nationwide. Verizon Business operates one of the most expansive wholly-owned global IP networks. Verizon Telecom is deploying the nation’s most advanced fiber-optic network to deliver the benefits of converged communications, information and entertainment services to customers. Based in New York, Verizon has a diverse workforce of more than 250,000 and generates annual consolidated operating revenues of approximately $90 billion. For more information, visit

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