Verizon Serves Up DSL at 18 Wal-Mart Stores in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS - Shoppers at 18 Wal-Mart stores in Indiana can get connected to the Internet's express lane, now that Verizon Online DSL service is available at the stores' Wal-Mart Connection Centers.

"We're excited about offering customers the convenience of ordering fast, affordable broadband service from Verizon at Wal-Mart," said Michael H. Millegan, senior vice president/general manager, Verizon Midwest region. "Verizon Online DSL's combination of fast connections, superior service and affordable pricing is an ideal fit with Wal-Mart's focus on giving its value-conscious shoppers customer satisfaction and 'Every Day Low Prices.'"

Specially trained Wal-Mart Connection Center associates will help shoppers use an easy, automated ordering system that checks eligibility for Verizon DSL service and then lets them quickly place their order in the store. A simple three-step, do-it-yourself installation kit will be shipped directly to the customer once the order is completed.

At Wal-Mart,Verizon Online offers a DSL speed for every need and a price for every budget, starting as low as $17.99 a month, plus fees and taxes, for a maximum connection speed of 768 kilobits per second (Kbps) downstream and 128 Kbps upstream with an annual service agreement. Qualifying customers can also order service with a maximum connection speed of up to 3.0 megabits per second (Mbps) downstream and 768 Kbps upstream for a promotional price of $17.99 a month for the first six months and $34.99 a month thereafter, plus fees and taxes, with an annual agreement.

The locations of Indiana's Wal-Mart Connection Centers are: LaPorte (333 Boyd Blvd.); Portage (6087 U.S. Highway 6); Merrillville (2936 E. 79th Ave.); Richmond (3601 E. Main); Angola (2016 N. Wayne St.); Wabash (1550 N. Cass St.); Connersville (2100 Park Road); Winchester (950 E. Greenville Pike); Lafayette (4205 Commerce Drive); West Lafayette (2801 Northwestern Ave.); Scottsburg (1618 W. McClain); Madison (567 Ivy Tech Drive); Seymour (1600 E. Tipton); Paoli (735 N. Gospel St.); Elkhart (175 CR 6 W); Goshen (2304 Lincolnway E. and 4024 Elkhart Road); and Terre Haute (555 U.S. Highway 1).

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), a Dow 30 company, 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 nearly 55 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 than 252,000 and generates annual consolidated operating revenues of approximately $90 billion. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.