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Bernville, Pa., Area Consumers Can Get Verizon High Speed Internet at Price Comparable to Many Dial-Up Plans


Consumers and businesses in parts of Bernville, Mohrsville and Hamburg now have access to Verizon High Speed Internet, allowing them to quickly download movies, share photos or video with friends and family, and create their own Internet content.

“Verizon is enabling more rural residents across Pennsylvania to make the high-speed connections that are important to them,” said William B. Petersen, president of Verizon Pennsylvania. “Verizon’s ongoing, significant investment in Pennsylvania means that many more rural communities like these have access to affordable and reliable high-speed Internet service.”

Verizon deployed High Speed Internet service to Bernville, Mohrsville and Hamburg through Pennsylvania’s bona fide retail request (BFRR) program, which allows members of a community to aggregate demand and petition their local telephone company to deploy broadband service within a year.

Verizon has invested nearly $10 billion in its Pennsylvania network over the last decade. Verizon High Speed Internet service now is available in 89 percent of the company’s call-switching centers across the commonwealth.

Consumers who go online to order Verizon High Speed Internet for one year by May 14 will get service with speeds up to 768 Kbps (kilobits per second)* for $14.99 a month. This is a $60 annual savings. In addition, Verizon is offering its service with speeds up to 3 Mbps (megabits per second) for an introductory price of $19.99 a month for the first six months when ordered online by May 14 with an annual service plan. This also represents a $60 savings for the first year of service. No matter what speed or plan customers choose, Verizon High Speed Internet includes 24/7 live customer support, a 30-day money-back guarantee, self-installation kit, a choice of MSN Premium or Verizon Yahoo! services, nine e-mail accounts and 10 MB (megabytes) of personal Web space. For additional information about Verizon high-speed Internet plans, consumers can call 1-800-742-5375 or can visit to see if the service is available to their homes and to place orders.

Verizon High Speed Internet customers can make the most of their broadband connections through access to a variety of great online experiences, including the most extensive collection of online content anywhere from Disney and ESPN Networks. This programming, available at, includes live breaking news from ABC News Now, family games and entertainment with Disney Connection, sports action and exclusive game broadcasts from ESPN360, full-screen film trailers and movie news from MAX, and original soap opera programming and soap news from SOAPNETIC.

Verizon Online DSL customers also have access to a variety of NFL Network programs, including weekly previews of NFL Network games and off-season programming.

Verizon also has a number of high-speed Internet plans that offer excellent value for business customers, with maximum connection speeds ranging from up to 768 Kbps/128 Kbps to up to 7.1 Mbps/768 Kbps. For more information on business offerings, visit

* NOTE: Actual (throughput) speeds will vary.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), headquartered in New York, 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 more than 59 million customers nationwide. Verizon’s Wireline operations include Verizon Business, which operates one of the most expansive wholly owned global IP networks, and Verizon Telecom, which is deploying the nation’s most advanced fiber-optic network to deliver the benefits of converged communications, information and entertainment services to customers. A Dow 30 company, Verizon has a diverse workforce of approximately 242,000 and last year generated consolidated operating revenues of more than $88 billion. For more information, visit


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