FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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BELL ATLANTIC OFFERS HIGH-SPEED, AFFORDABLE INTERNET ACCESS
TO BALTIMORE BUSINESSES
Web Site Design, Hosting Also Available
RESTON, VA -- Bell Atlantic Internet Solutions is now
for its high-speed, dedicated access service that can connect
Baltimore area businesses to the Internet. Also available are a set of
services to help businesses establish a professional presence on the
World Wide Web, including Web site production, hosting and security
Bell Atlantic already offers these services in the Washington, D.C.,
area, and they are slated for introduction in Roanoke, Va,
Philadelphia, northern New Jersey, Pittsburgh and Norfolk, Va, between
now and the end of the year.
"We are pleased to offer our Baltimore customers what we believe is an
effective and affordable solution to their Internet concerns," said
Bob Beran, president
of Bell Atlantic Internet Solutions. "Our product
line will be backed by state-of-the-art 'help desk' and technical
support, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our goal is to bring the
high customer service standards of the telephone company to our
Internet offering," he added.
The dedicated access service provides businesses with a variety of
options for connecting to the Internet. These include:
- SMDS -- switched multimegabit data service optimizes the
of a business' local area network by providing access to the
Internet at variable access classes: 56 kilobits per second (Kbps)
and 1.5, 4, 10, 16, 25 and 34 megabits per second (Mbps);
- Frame relay service -- uses packet switching to provide
all the benefits of a private line without the high cost, at speeds
of 56 Kbps and 1.5 Mbps;
- Digital private line -- provides point-to-point Internet
communications for businesses with intensive data needs at rates
ranging from 56 Kbps to 1.5 Mbps.
"Prices for these services will be extremely competitive,"
"And you can now get Internet services directly through your current
Bell Atlantic account manager or business office."
Packages with the dedicated offering are domain name service, domain
name registration, Class C Internet address, routing service and mail
relay service. Customers will also have Usenet news group access, news
feed, electronic mail and browser site licensing.
Bell Atlantic offers consulting and integration services to provide
Web hosting, custom and template Web site design, security,
installation, support and training. The shared Web hosting service
offers a flat monthly rate starting at $50, depending on computer data
storage needs, free technical support, domain name registration and
For information on Bell Atlantic Internet Solutions or its Internet
product line, call (888) NET-2100, visit our Web site at
or contact your Bell Atlantic
business office or account executive.
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.