GTE Provides Unlimited Internet Access Service to Businesses

IRVING, Texas - Businesses that have a local area network (LAN) installed at their locations, can now enjoy the download and response speeds of ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) with no hourly charges using GTE's LAN ISDN Unlimited service. This new service is targeted at small businesses and satellite offices with multiple users who spend more than 200 hours on-line per month and require additional mailboxes and Web space.

In addition to unlimited on-line access hours, the new service provides 10 mailboxes and 10 MB of Web space and a static IP address. And with over 500 local ISDN access numbers nationwide, LAN ISDN Unlimited delivers high levels of reliability to GTE's business customers.

" GTE LAN ISDN business customers can now focus on increasing on-line productivity and growing their businesses instead of worrying about tracking monthly on-line hours," said Michael Bolduc, director of product management, GTE Internet services. "And as users of a businesses' LAN require Internet access, they can now fulfill the need for fast and unlimited browsing on the Internet without worrying about the hourly meter running."

Features of LAN ISDN Unlimited:

  • Free browser software

  • Over 500 ISDN access numbers nationwide

  • Unlimited hours of B-Channel usage per month (World Wide Web, e-mail, FTP and Newsgroups)

  • Up to two ISDN B Channels and speeds up to 128 K

  • GTE Business Suite, a Web site designed specifically for business use

  • Exceptional 24 hour, 7 day a week customer service

  • 10 mailboxes (additional mailboxes available at $5 each)

  • 10 MB of Web space

  • Static IP address
  • LAN ISDN Unlimited is priced at $295 per month with a $300 setup fee (billed over the first three months). LAN ISDN unlimited subscribers will receive a credit of $100 on their first month of the service when they enroll by Oct. 31, 1999. To sign up for GTE's LAN ISDN Unlimited service, call 1-888-GTE-4111.

    About GTE's Internet service

    GTE Internet services, a part of GTE' Internetworking division, provides dial-up and dedicated Internet access for residential and small business customers. GTE also offers, GTE E-Commerce Solutions and GTE Business Hosting, affordable and easy to implement solutions for businesses wanting to develop and grow their business on the Internet. More information about GTE's Internet services can be found on the Internet at http://www.gte.net.

    About GTE

    With 1998 revenues of more than $25 billion, GTE is a leading telecommunications provider with one of the industry's broadest arrays of products and services. In the United States, GTE provides local service in 28 states and wireless service in 17 states, as well as nationwide long-distance, directory, and internetworking services ranging from dial-up Internet access for residential and small-business consumers to Web-based applications for Fortune 500 companies. Outside the United States, the company serves customers on five continents.

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