Bell Atlantic Introduces Affordable Internet Access Option For Small Businesses Or Branch Offices Using ISDN
Reliable, High-Performance Internet Access For an Entire Work
Group Now Available "On Demand"
October 7, 1997
now provides small businesses in the mid-Atlantic states with an
attractive new way to increase productivity and take advantage of the
global Internet's vast communications, information and marketing
"Bell Atlantic's ISDN LAN Internet access service provides a new
option for businesses that want Internet access for a small group of
employees," said Dave Capuano, product manager for Bell Atlantic
Internet Solutions. "Before now, the main solution for a group was a
high-speed, dedicated connection.
"ISDN was considered strictly a 'single-line' or individual solution,
ideal for telecommuters and others working generally by themselves.
But our announcement changes everything for the small work group,
particularly a group that needs only occasional access to the
Internet," said Capuano.
Bell Atlantic ISDN LAN2 Internet access features connections at
rates up to 128 kilobits per second for users sharing a local area
network, a high level of security that results from the use of
equipment used to route data at the customer's location, access to
Internet news servers and at least 10 e-mail boxes with domain name
aliasing3, which enables a small business to appear as a large
company on the Internet.
Bell Atlantic has selected Farallon, a leading hardware vendor, to
offer certified Netopia Routers as part of the package. The ISDN LAN
service is backed by superior customer and technical support available
24 hours a day, seven days a week, with the high reliability customers
have come to expect from Bell Atlantic.
The price for the service is as low as $115 per month for unlimited
Internet access, based on a three-year contract and including charges
from the Global Service Provider (GSP) chosen by the customer.4
The initial set-up fee is as low as $95, depending on the options
chosen. In addition, customers pay ISDN line installation, monthly
and usage fees.
Customers interested in ordering Bell Atlantic's ISDN LAN service can
call 1-800-252-8444. For more information on the service, customers
can visit the company's Web site at www.bellatlantic.net. For
information regarding Bell Atlantic's ISDN Service, customers can call
Bell Atlantic Small Business Services on 1-800-570-ISDN (4736).
Bell Atlantic Internet Solutions, Inc., is the unit of Bell Atlantic
that delivers a full range of Internet services to businesses,
governments and consumers -- from Internet access to electronic mail
to World Wide Web site production and hosting.
The new Bell Atlantic - formed through the merger of Bell Atlantic and
NYNEX - is at the forefront of the new communications, information and
entertainment industry. With 40 million telephone access lines and
5.5 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 21 countries.
Fact Sheet For ISDN LAN Internet Access Service
Target Market: Small business, Remote Offices
- Dial up LAN connection via ISDN
- Usenet News Access
- 10 Mailboxes with Domain Name Aliasing
- Domain Name Registration
- Domain Name Aliasing
Billing Options: Purchase Order, Credit Card
GSP5 Options: Icon
Term Choices: 1, 2, 3 year
- "On-Demand, Reliable, High performance Internet Access
- ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) is an
international standard for digital telephone products. Using
digital technology from start to finish, ISDN provides
reliability, performance and cost benefits.
- Uses Point-to-Point (PPP) protocol for connectivity over an
ISDN BRI circuit.
- Access to http://home.bellatlantic.net/ -- the start-up page
and Internet guide provided to Bell Atlantic.netsm
The price for the service is as low as $115 per month for
unlimited Internet access, based on a three-year contract and
including charges from the GSP chosen by the customer. The
initial set-up fee is as low as $95, depending on the options
chosen. In addition, customers pay ISDN line installation,
monthly and usage fees.
1 ISDN = Integrated Services Digital Network, which provides
connections 9 times faster than the commonly used 28.8 kbs modem
2LAN = Local Area Network
3Domain Name Registration available for an additional charge.
4Global Service Provider, or GSP, refers to a company providing
the interexchange portion of the service.
5Global Service Provider, or GSP, refers to a company providing
the interexchange portion of the service.