Verizon Online Expands Broadband Availability in Monroe County

TOBYHANNA, Pa. -- More consumers and businesses here can enjoy the benefits of high-speed Internet access now that Verizon Online has expanded its availability in Monroe County. Verizon Online DSL is now available to 4,283 additional subscribers in the Tobyhanna 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 William B. Petersen, president 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 online for a year can access the Web at connection speeds up to 768 kilobits per second (Kbps) downstream and 128 Kbps upstream.

For a limited time, Verizon Online DSL customers can also get blazing-fast Internet connections at a maximum speed of up to 3.0 Mbps (megabits per second) downstream and 768 Kbps upstream with the first month free, months two and three for $21.95 a month and $29.95 a month thereafter when ordered online with an annual service plan. Both plans include 24x7 technical support, a 30-day money-back guarantee, a choice of free Verizon Yahoo! or MSN Premium services, 9 e-mail accounts, 10 MB of personal Web space and a do-it-yourself installation kit.

Verizon also has a number of DSL plans that offer excellent value for business customers, with maximum connection speeds ranging from up to 768 Kbps/128 Kbps to up to 7.1 Mbps/768 Kbps.

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.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), a Dow 30 company, is a leader in delivering broadband and wireline and wireless communication innovations to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving 53 million customers nationwide. Verizon Business operates one of the most expansive wholly-owned global IP networks, Verizon Telecom is deploying the nation's most advanced fiber-optic network to deliver the benefits of converged communications, information and entertainment services to customers. Based in New York, Verizon has a diverse workforce of more that 250,000 and generates annual consolidated operating revenues of approximately $90 billion. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.