August 8, 1996


Princeton, NJ -- Telecommunications executives and
other business
professionals interested in learning how the latest communications and
information technologies will help them shape the future of their
business need look no further. Bell Atlantic Professional Services
Inc. today announced the launch of its new Open Network Education
(ONE) site which allows visitors to navigate the company's course
curriculum and interact with an easy-to-use on-line course
registration program.

Visitors can access the site at "http://www.bell-atl.com/baprof">http://www.bell-atl.com/baprof, 24
hours a day, to sign up for courses at their convenience.

From the site, cyber surfers can browse through an up-to-date list of
courses, dates, and times and then sign up on-line or print out
sections for use off-line.

"Our research shows that people attracted to our courses are the
people who want to get most of their information on the Internet,"
Ken Musiakiewicz, director of training for Bell Atlantic Professional
Services. "They're people who are looking to integrate their use of
technology into what they do in their professional lives. So if you're
looking to use technology to better your business, our site is a great
place to stop, shop, and sign up."

Course listings on the site are grouped for those who need a technical
focus and for those who need to manage technology functions.

The technical track is for executives and professionals who manage
network architectures, standards, technologies, and applications. The
curriculum combines a "top down" approach that examines the
data and uses real-world examples to generate solutions specific to a
business or function.

The professional/management track uses a "bottom up" approach
to knowledge
building that helps managers, executives, and network administrators make
better strategic networking decisions. The courses provide a global
perspective, including the economic impact of each technology and ideas
how those technologies can help companies compete in the
"post-Telecommunications Act of '96" era.

The site also contains a section on how to work with Bell Atlantic
Professional Services on developing a "suitcased" training
session in
which the course comes specially tailored and brought right to the
client's site.

Visitors will also find information about upcoming events and
conferences being held by Bell Atlantic Professional Services such as
"The Communications Act of 1996 -- Deriving Order from Chaos,"
conference which takes place this September.

The new site also offers hot links to Bell Atlantic's corporate home
page where visitors can find residential and business customer
information, general corporate information, and headlines and news
concerning Bell Atlantic. The address of the corporate home page is

The Internet is a global connection of computer networks with an
estimated 30 million users. A "home page" is the first page of
Internet site on the World Wide Web, the graphical portion of the

Bell Atlantic Professional Services Inc. was organized in 1990 to
bring short- and long-term solutions to telecommunication and
information services companies that require management and technical
expertise, counting among its customers companies like AT&T, British
Telecom, GTE, and NYNEX.

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.


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