02.05.1997Corporate

Bell Atlantic Launches "New-And-Improved" Web Site Customized for Small Businesses




Bell Atlantic Launches "New-And-Improved" Web Site Customized
for Small Businesses

Site provides wealth of information critical to small businesses


February 5, 1997







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ARLINGTON, Va. -- Small and emerging businesses now can
boost their
business savvy and gain a competitive edge by tapping into innovative
telecommunications solutions found on the new-and-improved Bell Atlantic
Small Business Services Web site: HREF="http://www.BellAtlantic.com/sbs">http://www.BellAtlantic.com/sbs.


"A great site just got better," said Linda Hutchins,
manager-small
business marketing communications at Bell Atlantic. "We've improved
upon what worked and eliminated things that didn't."


Small businesses can access a simplified Web site with faster loading
pages and instant access to information on business solutions. A
search engine and "http://www.bell-atl.com/sbs/html/sendinfo/sendinfo.htm">"Send Me
Info" page offer an easy way for people to
get the information they need by either surfing or requesting
information to be sent in the mail.


A ="http://www.bell-atl.com/sbs/html/newitems/faxmail.htm">"What's
New" feature also was added so customers can have instant
access to the latest news from Bell Atlantic Small Business Services.
A searchable events calendar also will be made available in the coming
months, providing the ability to search by topic, location or month.


The site includes thoroughly updated information on products and
services; company-sponsored seminars and industry events; and case
studies on customers who have used Bell Atlantic services in
innovative ways. The site also provides useful Internet links to
external sites, such as, the Small Business Administration, and sites
offering information on credit, legal and financial issues, sales and
marketing tips, employee relations and benefits, and even travel
information.


Bell Atlantic Corp. (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 Corp. of New Zealand and is actively developing high-growth
national and international business opportunities in all phases of the
industry.


The company's Small Business Services organization provides customers
with innovative voice, data and video solutions designed to address
and evolve with a business' specific communications needs.


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