Verizon Online Expands Broadband Availability in McKean County, Pa.

BRADFORD, Pa. -- More consumers and businesses here can enjoy the benefits of high-speed Internet access now that Verizon Online has expanded its availability in McKean County. Verizon Online DSL is now available to 675 additional subscribers in the Bradford area.

"If you've wanted DSL service for your home or business from us in the past, but it wasn't available in your neighborhood, now's a great time to check with us on current availability," said James O'Rourke, president and CEO of Verizon Pennsylvania. "We're making DSL available to more communities, and our rates are more attractive than ever."

Verizon Online service features a variety of prices and speeds, including a consumer DSL service that's priced lower than many dial-up plans. For $14.95 per month, subscribers who sign up for a year can access the Web at connection speeds up to 768 kilobits per second (Kbps) downstream and 128 Kbps upstream.

Verizon Online DSL customers can also get blazing fast Internet connections at a maximum speed of 3.0 Mbps (megabits per second) downstream and 768 Kbps upstream for $19.95 per month for the first three months and $29.95 per month thereafter. In addition, Verizon has a number of DSL plans for business customers.

Verizon Online DSL customers also have a choice of Web portals featuring a wide array of content, such as online security, entertainment and multiple mail accounts at no additional charge. To order Verizon Online DSL, or to check whether it's available at a specific home or business, customers should check online at www.verizon.net or call Verizon at 1-800-PICK-DSL.

With more than $71 billion in annual revenues, Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) is one of the world's leading providers of communications services. Verizon has a diverse work force of more than 214,000 in four business units: Domestic Telecom provides customers based in 28 states with wireline and other telecommunications services, including broadband. Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 47.4 million voice and data customers across the United States. Information Services operates directory publishing businesses and provides electronic commerce services. International includes wireline and wireless operations and investments, primarily in the Americas and Europe. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.