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Arlington, VA -- Bell Atlantic has unveiled a new World Wide Web
to help small businesses "connect to the information age" with
Integrated Services Digital Network. The Bell Atlantic Small Business
ISDN Home Page provides useful information about a service that will
help small businesses become more efficient. It can be accessed at

ISDN is a high-speed, all digital network that combines voice, data
and video signals on a single standard phone line. The network
supports applications, such as high-speed Internet access,
teleworking, desktop video conferencing, collaborative computing and
remote local area network (LAN) access and interconnection.

"There's no more appropriate place to let small businesses know how
ISDN can help them than on the World Wide Web," said Mark Kutner,
president of Bell Atlantic Small Business Services. "ISDN brings
power of the Internet and high-speed communications within the reach
of any small or home-based business. We want to help small businesses
take advantage of this power to become more productive and more

Bell Atlantic's Small Business ISDN Home Page is dedicated to small
business concerns, applications and case studies that explain how many
small businesses are using the technology today. It also provides a
technological overview and includes detailed pricing and deployment
information so users can determine whether or not ISDN is available to
them and at what cost.

The main benefit of ISDN is speed. ISDN transmits voice, data and
video signals at speeds up to 128 kilobits per second (kbps) or as
high as 500 kbps with compression techniques available in some
ISDN-capable equipment that allows computers to receive and transmit
data at higher speeds than with currently available analog modems.

"ISDN leaves today's analog modems in the dust," said Diane
ISDN product manager for Bell Atlantic Small Business Services.
compared to a standard modem at 14.4 kilobits per second, the increase
in speed can be almost ten fold with ISDN Basic Rate Interface

As a special feature, the ISDN Home Page gives small business
customers the opportunity to download an interactive multimedia
presentation which demonstrates how ISDN can increase productivity for
small businesses.

The interactive presentation provides an example of ISDN's speed and
ease of use. With a standard 14.4 kilobits per second modem,
downloading the presentation would take approximately 13 minutes.
With ISDN-BRI at 128 kilobits per second, the download takes 93
seconds -- almost 10 times faster.

"The speed and capacity of ISDN can help small businesses increase
productivity and reduce costs by cutting the time it takes to send or
receive information over the telephone line," added Brown. "It
provides small businesses with the same speed and ease of transmission
that large businesses have benefited from for years, and does so at
affordable rates."

The Bell Atlantic ISDN Home Page provides links to other ISDN
resources and information where Bell Atlantic will be showcasing ISDN
technology in the coming months. Small businesses also may send a
formal inquiry over the Internet to get a price quote for the service.

Bell Atlantic is the largest supplier of local ISDN access lines in
the US with about 145,000 installed ISDN lines in its operating
region, and it is adding about 6,000 ISDN lines per month. The Bell
Atlantic ISDN Sales and Technology Center provides small businesses
with one-stop shopping for ISDN from the initial service order through

Customers who order ISDN service will need ISDN-capable equipment that
allows their computers to receive data at higher speeds. Bell Atlantic
TeleProducts, a fully owned subsidiary of Bell Atlantic Corp.,
provides ISDN equipment from today's leading manufacturers. ISDN
terminal adapters, bridges, routers, telephones and NT1's are examples
of ISDN equipment that can be purchased at competitive prices from
Teleproducts. Customers can call Bell Atlantic TeleProducts at
1-800-221-0845 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. In
addition, Bell Atlantic can install certain types of ISDN equipment in
parts of the Bell Atlantic service area.

To get more information about Bell Atlantic's business ISDN service or
to place an order, customers can call the Bell Atlantic ISDN Sales and
Technology Center at 1-800-570-ISDN (4736) Monday through Friday from
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Customers also can send an e-mail message to

Bell Atlantic Corporation (NYSE: BEL) is at the forefront of the new
communications, entertainment and information industry. In the
mid-Atlantic region, the company is the premier provider 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.


for more information, contact:

    Ells Edwards, (302) 576-5340


    Diane Hasemann, (703) 974-6123


Bell Atlantic Small Business
ISDN Web Site