Verizon FiOS Internet Ranked No. 1 in PC World's Annual 'Best and Worst ISPs' Survey

NEW YORK -- Verizon FiOS Internet -- delivered over the nation's most advanced, all-digital fiber-optic network straight to customers' doors -- continues to earn high marks from its users, as the service is ranked first in PC World's latest Best and Worst ISPs survey.

Verizon FiOS Internet was the only service to achieve top ratings in each of the survey's nine categories: overall satisfaction, connection reliability, download speed, upload speed, customer service, technical support, e-mail service, spam blocking, and antivirus/security.  The service is now enjoyed by more than 1 million homes and businesses.

"PC World is one of the most trusted and well-regarded computer magazines in the world, and we're honored that FiOS Internet was ranked No. 1 in its ISP survey," said John Wimsatt, senior vice president for Verizon Telecom Marketing.  "Customers appreciate the difference our all-fiber network brings by delivering faster speed, better reliability, more advanced services, and superior entertainment and online experiences."

Verizon FiOS Internet also was recently named in the top five of PC World's 100 Best Products of 2007.  The only Internet service to make the prestigious list, Verizon FiOS Internet was ranked fourth on the roster of what the magazine called "the finest products and services of the past 12 months" -- "based on exemplary design, features, performance and innovation."

Verizon is the only major U.S. telecom company building an advanced, all-digital, fiber-optic network, on a mass scale, all the way to customers' homes.  Only Verizon's fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network has earned the certification of the independent Fiber to the Home Council.

Verizon offers FiOS Internet service in more than 1,700 communities in 16 states, offering downstream speeds ranging from up to 5 Mbps (megabits per second) to up to 50 Mbps and upstream speeds ranging from up to 2 Mbps to up to 10 Mbps.  For more information about Verizon FiOS Internet, visit www.verizon.com/fios.

PC World's Best and Worst ISPs survey results appeared in the June 20 edition of PCWorld.com and the magazine's August print issue.

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 60.7 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 has a diverse workforce of more than 238,000 and last year generated consolidated operating revenues of more than $88 billion.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.