Verizon Online Opens Additional Internet Express Lanes At Fort Irwin, Calif.

FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- More people at Fort Irwin can enjoy the benefits of high-speed Internet access now that Verizon Online has increased availability of its DSL (digital subscriber line) service here.

"If you wanted DSL service in the past, but it wasn't available, now's the time to check with us again," said Ken Ammerman, manager of network operations for Verizon.

Verizon Online has installed additional equipment to make DSL available to more customers at Fort Irwin.

Verizon Online DSL packages for consumers include a free do-it-yourself installation kit with a DSL modem, 10 MB (megabytes) of Web storage, 10 MB of e-mail storage and four e-mail boxes. Customers can be billed on their monthly telephone bills or a credit card. All packages come with a 30-day, money-back guarantee. Currently, Verizon Online is offering its basic consumer DSL service for $39.95 a month with a one-year commitment.

To order Verizon Online DSL or to check whether it is available to a specific home or business, customers should check online at www.verizon.net or call Verizon at 1-800-927-3000.

DSL customers can have news in an instant, create a scrapbook online, download movies and play interactive multi-player games in real time.

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 135.8 million access line equivalents and 32.5 million Verizon Wireless customers. Verizon is also the largest directory publisher in the world. With more than $67 billion in annual revenues and 229,500 employees, Verizon's global presence extends to more than 30 countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Pacific. For more information on Verizon, visit www.verizon.com.