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Apple iMac Certified as Infospeed DSL-Ready
October 5, 1998
Larry Plumb ,
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Bell Atlantic today said its Personal
Infospeedsm service has been expanded to include support for
Apple's newest consumer Macintosh, the iMac. Personal Infospeed
features Infospeedsm DSL service, with Bell Atlantic.netsm Internet
Infospeed DSL is Bell Atlantic's brand name for ADSL, or
Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line technology, which will provide
consumers access to the Internet at speeds 11 to 126 times faster
than that afforded by a 56 kilobits per second (Kbps) modem.
The iMac has been certified as being "Infospeed DSL-ready" by
technicians at Bell Atlantic Internet Solutions. iMac users now will
have the benefit of the speed, security and network reliability of
Infospeed DSL service.
"Bell Atlantic knows iMac users are very often folks who will
welcome fast, easy access to the Internet, so we're very happy to
expand our support to include this platform," said Myles
Mendelsohn, vice president, Bell Atlantic Internet Solutions.
iMac supports DSL through the built-in Ethernet port that comes
with every machine. In addition, Bell Atlantic and Apple will be
working towards incorporating other Macintosh product lines into
the Infospeed DSL minimum computer platform specifications.
"iMac combines the excitement of the Internet and the simplicity of
the Macintosh, and DSL is an important emerging technology that
iMac was designed to take advantage of," said Phil Schiller, vice
president of Worldwide Product Marketing at Apple Computer Inc.
"Bell Atlantic's Infospeed DSL service gives iMac customers
another great way to get online quickly and easily."
If you are interested in learning more about how your DSL-ready
iMac can take advantage of speeds ranging from 640 Kbps all the
way up to 7.1Mbps, you can call 1-877-525-ADSL or visit the Bell
Atlantic Web site at www.bellatlantic.com/infospeed.
Bell Atlantic is at the forefront of the new communications and
information industry. With more than 41 million telephone access
lines and more than seven million wireless customers worldwide,
Bell Atlantic companies are premier providers of advanced wireline
voice and data services, market leaders in wireless services and the
world's largest publishers of directory information. Bell Atlantic
companies are also among the world's largest investors in high-
growth global communications markets, with operations and
investments in 23 countries.