Headed to College Soon? Don't Forget to Pack the High Speed Internet

WASHINGTON - Just in time for the start of the new college year, students can take advantage of special pricing from Verizon for its High Speed Internet plans, which boost connectivity and save money.

Students and other Web surfers in Verizon's Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C., service areas can now order a nine-month broadband plan with rates starting as low as $26.99.

"This is the busy time of year when students head to college, and they're looking for deals on everything," said Toby Frank, director of marketing in Verizon's Potomac region.  "Verizon has the perfect solution for these cost-conscious consumers who want reliable broadband speeds at a great value."

Students and others can get stand-alone High Speed Internet for nine months at the following rates:

  • 768 kilobits per second (kbps)* download /128 Kbps upload for $26.99 monthly

  • 3 megabits per second (Mbps)/768Kbps for $31.99 monthly

  • 7 Mbps/768Kbps for $42.99 monthly

Customers interested in a nine-month High Speed Internet plan should call their local Verizon sales office or 1-800-483-3000.

* NOTE: actual (throughput) speeds will vary.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a leader in delivering broadband and other wireline and wireless communication innovations to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving nearly 69 million customers nationwide.  Verizon's Wireline operations include Verizon Business, which delivers innovative and seamless business solutions to customers around the world, and Verizon Telecom, which brings customers the benefits of converged communications, information and entertainment services over the nation's most advanced fiber-optic network.  A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 228,600 and last year generated consolidated operating revenues of $93.5 billion.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.