Bell Atlantic Offers Microsoft FrontPage 98 Users 90 Days Free Web Hosting

Bell Atlantic Offers Microsoft FrontPage 98 Users 90 Days Free Web Hosting

Promotion Includes $200 Off Normal Installation Fees

December 1, 1997

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Larry Plumb


its Shared Web Hosting solution and $200 off the normal installation

fee to users of FrontPage 98, the latest version of Microsoft's Web

site creation and management tool. Web site creators can take

advantage of the promotion by using the Bell Atlantic special offer

described in every retail package of FrontPage 98 software.

"Bell Atlantic provides businesses with a very cost-effective means to

establish a professional business presence on the Internet's World

Wide Web, with a complete line of quality, affordable hosting

services," said Pete Miller, director-Web Services for Bell Atlantic

Internet Solutions. "Ensuring that Bell Atlantic's hosting customers

can create and manage their sites using FrontPage 98 adds that much

more value to the Bell Atlantic product line."

Bell Atlantic Internet Solutions helps businesses make their presence

known on the World Wide Web in a variety of ways. Web sites are

hosted in Bell Atlantic's world-class data center in Reston, Va., with

high-speed, DS-3, redundant Internet connections ensuring that

customers can reach a company's Web site quickly.

All networking and data center tasks associated with running,

maintaining and upgrading both Web servers and the software are

supplied by Bell Atlantic Internet Solutions, which staffs the center

24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Web site creators can update their

site's content anytime, day or night, and receive a weekly report on

their Web site's activity, backed by 24x7 technical support.

Graphics, audio, video, CGI e-mail and other leading edge capabilities

- and now complete FrontPage 98 functionality - are fully supported.

"More and more companies have been asking Bell Atlantic to support Web

site development and maintenance by teams separated by geography or

organization," said Bell Atlantic's Miller. "FrontPage is a

well-designed Web tool that enables us to meet this demand. And

because FrontPage integrates with Microsoft Office, it enables our

customers to focus on creating content and to publish the information

on a professional Web site with minimal fuss."

Tools like Microsoft FrontPage 98 are making it easier and less

expensive to create and manage a company's Web site. Web pages can be

created using a familiar "point and click" interface and can

incorporate a wide variety of interactive features and functions. All

the coding is done "behind the scenes," so the author can focus on the

site's look and content.

Publishing the Web site on the Internet can be accomplished simply by

clicking a "publish" button on the FrontPage screen. A link will be

established automatically with Bell Atlantic Internet Solutions -

assuming that is who the author has chosen to host the Web site.

Information about Microsoft FrontPage 98 is available at

. Interested customers can establish their

Web hosting account with Bell Atlantic today by calling Bell Atlantic

Internet Solutions Sales at 1-800-372-5609 for the details. They can

visit msfp98.bellatlantic.net or www.bellatlantic.net on the World

Wide Web.

Bell Atlantic Internet Solutions is the unit of Bell Atlantic that

develops and 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. Bell Atlantic Internet

Solutions is committed to customer satisfaction, continued world-class

quality and the utilization of cutting-edge technology.

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

5.8 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.