October 5, 1998
|Media contact:|| 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 access.
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.