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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 1996
BELL ATLANTIC SIGNS ALLIANCE WITH APDI
TO PROVIDE INTERNET, ON-LINE CONNECTIONS TO ASSOCIATIONS
Product Provides Electronic Link to Public, "Secure"
Communications Tool for Associations
RESTON, VA -- Bell Atlantic Internet Solutions
Programming & Development Inc. (APDI) are joining forces to help
associations establish electronic communications links with their
members and with the public.
Through its strategic alliance with APDI, Bell Atlantic will offer
association customers a customized on-line service for their
membership. The offering will provide organizations with access to
e-mail, information bulletins, as well as templates for file
libraries, discussion forums, newsletters, resource directories, and a
site on the World Wide Web. Users will be able to connect to these
services via standard dial-up lines or the Internet.
"Providing customized Internet service to associations is a natural
evolution for our product line," said Bob Beran, president -Bell
Atlantic Internet Solutions. "The Internet enables groups to
information with their members and the public quickly, efficiently and
globally, if needed. Our service will make that connection for our
customers painlessly and professionally."
APDI is one of the nation's premier on-line system service bureaus,
implementing and operating customized on-line systems for some of the
nation's largest service organizations from its service center in
Camp Springs, Md., nearWashington, D.C.
Bell Atlantic Internet Solutions is a new unit of Bell Atlantic
created to develop and deliver a full range of Internet services to
businesses, governments and consumers -- from access to electronic
mail to World Wide Web site production and hosting.
Bell Atlantic Corporation (NYSE: BEL) is at the forefront of the new
communications, entertainment and information industry. In the
mid-Atlantic region, the company is the premier provider of local
telecommunications and advanced services. Globally, it is one of the
largest investors in the high-growth wireless communication
marketplace. Bell Atlantic also owns a substantial interest in
Telecom Corporation of New Zealand and is actively developing
high-growth national and international business opportunities in all
phases of the industry.
- Larry Plumb, (703) 708-4360
Ginger Fisk, (703) 708-4222