Bell Atlantic Adds Internet Guide to Yellow Pages In Camden, Burlington, Gloucester and Essex Counties, N,J.

Bell Atlantic Adds Internet Guide to Yellow Pages In Camden, Burlington, Gloucester and Essex Counties, N.J.

July 16, 1997

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Stephanie Hobbs



lingo and searching for the best sites on the Internet, Bell Atlantic
has just what you need -- a how-to guide to the Internet. Offered free
to consumers, the new Internet Guide will be bound inside the Bell
Atlantic Yellow Pages for Camden, Gloucester, Burlington and Essex counties
in New Jersey.

The Internet Guide is a primer for novices to the Internet in easy to
understand language. It provides an overview and simple step-by-step
instructions for getting started on the Internet and the World Wide
Web. The Internet Guide also has a corresponding web site published
by Bell Atlantic Electronic Publishing, Inc., at http://www.iosg.com.

"As technology and the marketplace evolve, so do the genuine Bell
Atlantic Yellow Pages," said Greg Hanifee, Bell Atlantic Internet
Guide product manager. "With the rapid growth of the Internet and the
shift from techie' to mainstream usage, we believe that consumers will
benefit from a how-to guide. It is a natural fit to incorporate
useful, basic information on the Internet in the Yellow Pages."

Internet Guide sections include: Welcome to Cyberspace, Getting
Started, The Basic Gear, Connecting to the Web, Internet Suite
Software, Shopping for an Internet Service Provider, How to Find
Anything on the Web, The Top Web Sites, Learning the Lingo and
Internet Directory.

Users can begin by reviewing the chart of recommended minimum hardware
specifications for buying a new PC or Macintosh* computer that
supports basic or faster Internet access. The Internet Guide helps
them evaluate their own needs before selecting an Internet service
provider or online service. Once these basic elements are
established, the Internet Guide explains how navigational tools locate
topic specific information on the World Wide Web. It also lists
recommended sites to enhance the surfing experience.

The Internet Guide, located in the front of the directory, will become
a standard part of many of the Bell Atlantic Yellow Pages directories
over the next two years. The full color Internet Guide is printed on
durable, coated paper. It is marked with a tab in the front of the
directory to make the Internet Guide easy to find.

Bell Atlantic collaborated with HomePC magazine to develop content for
the Internet Guide. HomePC magazine provides evaluations and
information on computer related technologies, the Internet and online
services. The Internet Guide was written by the editors of HomePC

"The Bell Atlantic Yellow Pages is recognized as the area's leading
source of buying information. This provides the perfect platform for
reaching nearly every resident and business," said Mike Cornell, Bell
Atlantic Internet Guide assistant product manager.
The Internet Guide provides an advertising vehicle for related
businesses to target customers. Several advertising opportunities are
available including: premium space on the Internet Guide tab, display
space in the Internet Guide and categorized web sites.

Bell Atlantic has delivered the Internet Guide in the
Loudoun/Fauquier, Va., and Elizabeth, N.J., Yellow Pages.

Bell Atlantic Directory Services publishes more than 234 print
directories annually including white pages telephone listings, Yellow
Pages, business-to-business Yellow Pages, a bilingual directory and
community directories. Collectively, that is 35 million books or 41
billion pages of information, delivered every year to Bell Atlantic
customers throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland,
Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Bell Atlantic Corp. (NYSE: BEL) is at the forefront of the new
communications, entertainment and information industry. In the
mid-Atlantic region, Bell Atlantic's telephone company subsidiaries
are the premier providers of local telecommunications and advanced
services. Globally, it is one of the largest investors in the
high-growth wireless communication marketplace. Bell Atlantic also
owns a substantial interest in Telecom Corporation of New Zealand and
is actively developing high-growth national and international business
opportunities in all phases of the industry.

* Trademark of Apple Computer