Bell Atlantic Unveils Internet Packages for Businesses

Bell Atlantic Unveils Internet Packages for Businesses

December 17, 1996

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Sidebar: Bell Atlantic Internet Packages

Reston, Va. -- Business owners and managers looking for
a simple,
affordable way to get on and use the Internet can stop their search.
Bell Atlantic today introduced the Bell Atlantic Connectivity

and the Bell Atlantic Web Package, the first in a series of
offerings that bundle a number of capabilities into "turnkey"
solutions -- Internet access, Web site hosting and creation,
communications equipment and applications software.

The Bell Atlantic Connectivity is designed for the business
most on using the Internet to increase productivity and reduce costs.
The Bell Atlantic Web Package is geared toward the business whose
priority is establishing a marketing presence on the Internet. Each
Package is offered with a range of Internet access speeds and options.

"Bell Atlantic's business customers are telling us they want
and easy-to-implement solutions for connecting to and doing business
on the Internet," said Myles Mendelsohn, vice president-Product
Management for Bell Atlantic Internet Solutions. "With Bell
Atlantic's Web
and Connectivity Packages, customers have a
one-step process to make the Internet work for them. And customers
can minimize their Internet-related operating expenses by having Bell
Atlantic host and manage their Web site."

The standard Bell Atlantic Connectivity
includes dedicated
access to the Internet at speeds ranging from 56 kbps (kilobits per
second) to 1.5 mbps (megabits per second), Web site hosting, weekly
management reports summarizing Web site activity, Netscape Navigator*
software, multiple electronic mail accounts and Usenet News access.
An optional package adds multiple dial-up accounts for businesses with
employees who work at remote locations or travel a great deal.
Connectivity Package customers also have available to them a
of installation and maintenance options tailored to meet their needs.

The standard Bell Atlantic Web
brings together in one solution
Web site hosting and weekly management reports summarizing Web site
activity coupled with dial-up Internet access accounts and Netscape
Navigator* software. An optional set of security services are also
available, including firewall integration, security analysis and
policy development, and system architecture development.

Bell Atlantic provides Domain Name registration services to customers
of either Package and, as an added convenience, help with
a customer's Web site with the various search engines on the Internet.

Pricing for the Bell Atlantic Connectivity Package starts as low
$460 a month** under a three-year contract for a solution that
includes high-speed, 56 kbps dedicated access to the Internet, e-mail
for ten employees and Web site hosting that gives the business a
presence on the World Wide Web. Bell Atlantic Web Package prices
as low as $77 a month** with a three-year contract for Web site
hosting and one dial-up Internet access account.

All Bell Atlantic packages have one-, two-, and three-year contract
options and are backed by 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week technical
support. The packages are currently available in more than a half
dozen mid-Atlantic markets, including northern and southern New
Jersey, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, the Washington, D.C. area
and southwestern Virginia.

Companies and organizations interested in the Bell Atlantic
Connectivity Package
, Bell Atlantic Web Package, or other
services can
contact their Bell Atlantic representative or call 1 800 NET-2026
more information. Customers also can visit Bell Atlantic Internet
Solutions' Web site at HREF="http://www.bellatlantic.net">http://www.bellatlantic.net to
find out more
about these packages and other Internet services.

Bell Atlantic Internet
is a new unit of Bell Atlantic
created to develop and deploy a complete line of Internet-based
solutions for businesses, governments and consumers.

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.


1 Excluding Global Service Provider charge.

* Trademark of Netscape Communications Corp.

** Prices quoted include an estimated charge for a Global Service