Verizon Introduces High-Speed Internet Access in Delmar, New York

DELMAR, N.Y. - Verizon Online is raising the speed limit in the Albany County community of Delmar with the introduction of super-fast digital subscriber line (DSL) service for consumers and businesses.

Verizon is offering the high-speed Internet access service to customers whose telephone numbers begin with the following prefixes: 439, 475, 478. Local Verizon telephone customers can order the service online at www.verizon.net or by calling Verizon at 1-877-483-6006.

Verizon customers can take advantage of a $15 discount off the $49.95 monthly price of the entry-level DSL service when they order DSL as part of a package of services called VeriationsSM with DSL. In addition to DSL, the package includes Verizon long-distance and regional-toll calling along with local service for at least one phone line in their home.

"DSL provides customers with the speed they need to take full advantage of the Internet, whether they use it for their small business, telecommuting or for shopping online or downloading video clips," said Richard Amadon, community relations director for Verizon. "Now our customers in Delmar can enjoy the benefits of turbo-charged Internet access."

Verizon Online Offers Choice of DSL Speeds and Prices

Verizon Online offers consumers three DSL plans with increasing speeds and bandwidth. The basic package, the most popular offering, provides a maximum speed of up to 768Kbps (kilobits per second) downstream and 128Kbps upstream for $39.95 with a one-year commitment or $49.95 without a commitment.

Consumers who send and receive large attachments, telecommute or maintain a personal Web site can get additional bandwidth and speed by choosing the 1.5 Mbps (megabits per second) downstream and 128Kbps upstream plan for $59.95 a month.

Verizon's premium DSL package offers the lightning-fast 1.5Mbps maximum downstream connection speed and 384Kbps upstream for $69.95.

Choice of Pricing Plans

    Verizon Online offers four pricing plans for its entry-level residential DSL service:

  • With a one-year commitment, new customers pay $39.95 a month. The first month is free when the service is ordered online.

  • On the month-to-month plan, the first three months of DSL service are $29.95. After three months the monthly rate is $49.95. The first month is free when the service is ordered online.

  • With the purchase of the Veriations with DSL package, DSL service is $29.95 for the first three months and then $34.95 a month;

  • When customers purchase a DSL modem at the Albany Best Buy store, they pay $39.95 a month. The modem is $100 after the manufacturer's rebate.

All Verizon Online DSL consumer packages include a free do-it-yourself DSL modem installation kit (unless the DSL modem kit is purchased at Best Buy), 10 MB (megabytes) of Web storage, 10 megabytes of e-mail storage and four e-mail boxes. Customers can be billed for the service via their monthly telephone bill or on a credit card. All packages come with a 30-day, money-back guarantee.

Consumers with more than one computer can also buy a router to connect their computers. The router enables computers to share one DSL connection anywhere in the house and provides a built-in firewall for added security.

Verizon Online DSL for Business Customers

Verizon Online offers six DSL packages to meet the broadband needs of small and medium-size businesses. The packages range from speeds of 768Kbps downstream and 128Kbps upstream up to 7.1Mbps downstream and 768Kbps upstream. Prices range from $59.95 to $204.95 a month.

Business packages include the high-speed connection, six domain name e-mail boxes, domain name registration or transfer and DNS (Domain Name System). Verizon Online offers routers that allow small and medium-size businesses to connect multiple computers to a single DSL line.

Technical Definitions

DSL service generally is available to homes and offices located within approximately three miles of Verizon's local switching center or "central office." Some technical limitations may block individual telephone lines from using DSL, even when the lines are located within three miles of a DSL-equipped central office.

Downstream and upstream speeds describing Verizon Online's DSL services are maximum connection speeds between the customer's computer and Verizon's DSL equipment. Actual connection speeds will vary from the maximum speeds and often will be lower. Throughput or download speeds will be lower than connection speeds and vary based on telephone line condition and distance from Verizon's central office, PC configuration, home or office wiring and the server or router speed of sites visited on the Internet, among other factors.

Verizon Online is a full-service Internet service provider, offering a complete suite of dial-up, DSL and dedicated Internet access services for residential consumers and small and medium-size businesses. Verizon Online DSL service is available in 27 states and the District of Columbia.

Verizon Communications

Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) is one of the world's leading providers of communications services. Verizon companies are the largest providers of wireline and wireless communications in the United States, with 135.1 million access line equivalents and 30.3 million Verizon Wireless customers. Verizon is also the largest directory publisher in the world. With more than $67 billion in annual revenues and approximately 241,000 employees, Verizon's global presence extends to more than 40 countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Pacific. For more information on Verizon, visit www.verizon.com.