More Martinsburg, W.Va., Area Customers Have Access to Fast, Affordable Verizon High Speed Internet Service

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - More consumers and businesses in parts of Martinsburg and Falling Waters now have access to Verizon High Speed Internet, allowing them to quickly download movies, share photos or video with friends and family, and create their own Internet content.

"More residents across West Virginia are able to make the high-speed connections that are important to them," said H. Stan Cavendish, president of Verizon West Virginia.  "Verizon is offering them a choice of fast speeds, affordable pricing and a multitude of services, backed by the reliability of the Verizon network."

Verizon recently completed upgrades to more than 2,700 customer phone lines for high-speed Internet service, based on DSL technology.  The company has installed Verizon High Speed Internet equipment at seven remotely located telephone facilities in Martinsburg and Falling Waters, expanding broadband access for Verizon customers near the following areas:  the intersection of Judy Drive and Williamsport Pike; the intersection of Scrabble and Jacobs roads; the intersection of Bedington Road and Williamport Pike; Gainsboro Lane in the Gallery subdivision; the intersection of Dry Run and Lost roads; the intersection of Airport Road and Independence Lane; and the intersection of Arden Nolville Road and Tinsman Lane.  Additional expansions will be completed in the coming weeks.

Consumers who go online to order Verizon broadband service with an annual service plan by April 30 can choose from a maximum connection speed of up to 3.0 Mbps (megabits per second) downstream and 768 Kbps (kilobits per second) upstream for $19.99 for the first six months and then $29.99 per month for the remaining six months.*  Consumers can also chose a maximum connection speed of up to 768 Kbps downstream and 128 Kbps upstream for just $9.99 for the first three months and then $19.99 per month for the remaining nine months, when they sign up online for an annual service plan by March 31.

They also can bundle broadband service with a Verizon Freedom calling plan and all-digital DIRECTV service, giving them unlimited calling, high-speed Internet access, and in-home video service for additional savings - all on one bill from a name they trust.

With Verizon Double Freedom, customers can choose Verizon's most popular unlimited calling plan, known as Verizon Freedom Essentials, and combine it with Verizon High Speed Internet service (up to 3.0 Mbps) or with DIRECTV® service billed through Verizon.  Each two-service combination is priced from $74.99 to $79.99 a month, depending on the combination of services purchased.  Verizon Triple Freedom links a combination of the Freedom Essentials calling plan and Verizon High Speed Internet (up to 3.0 Mbps) with DIRECTV service for only $104.99 a month.

To order high-speed Internet service or a Verizon bundle, consumers can call 304-954-6200 or visit the Web at www.verizon.com.

* 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 more than 59 million customers nationwide.  Verizon's Wireline operations include Verizon Business, which operates one of the most expansive wholly owned global IP networks, and Verizon Telecom, which is deploying the nation's most advanced fiber-optic network to deliver the benefits of converged communications, information and entertainment services to customers.  A Dow 30 company, Verizon has a diverse workforce of approximately 242,000 and last year generated consolidated operating revenues of more than $88 billion.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.