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Bell Atlantic.Net Arrives In Harrisburg
First-Time Subscribers Offered 30 Days Free Unlimited Internet Access1
April 24, 1997
HARRISBURG, Penn. -- Bell.Atlantic.netSM Internet access service is
now available in Harrisburg, giving consumers and businesses another
choice for making connections in cyberspace. For those who sign up
now, the offer includes an introductory trial period of 30 days free,
unlimited Internet access.
Bell.Atlantic.net makes using the Internet as easy as making a phone
call. The services' simple-to-use navigation and information
directories link customers to useful resources, events, organizations
and services in their local community, so anyone can plan a week-end
vacation, research day care options or find helpful information on
running a small business. Bell.Atlantic.net also provides easy
access to the best of global resources, places and information in
hundreds of interest areas.
"There are a hundreds of interesting and informative Web sites right
in our own backyards," said Bob Beran, president - Bell Atlantic
Internet Solutions. "Whether they are experienced users or novices,
Bell.Atlantic.net subscribers in Harrisburg will find our service
enables them to customize their 'welcome page' on the Internet so they
have easy access to local information as well as to thousands of other
global sites on the Internet."
Bell.Atlantic.net features the Netscape Navigator* browser and will
add the Microsoft** Internet Explorer browser in the near future, to
provide increased customer choice. Bell.Atlantic.net subscribers will
also have access to Cyber Patrol***, a tool that enables parents to
manage and control their children's Internet access, at a sharply
discounted rate. Communications services for staying in touch with
family, friends and colleagues are also readily accessible, including
e-mail, chat and newsgroups. The service is backed by superior
customer service and technical support available 24 hours a day, seven
days a week, with the high reliability customers have come to expect
from Bell Atlantic.
Designed to meet both personal and business needs, Bell.Atlantic.net
will help business users find information and resources to start, run
and/or grow their business. It will provide access to news, market,
networking and technology information necessary for a business to stay
competitive. Communication among workers, suppliers and customers
will also be simplified.
The price for Bell.Atlantic.net is $19.95 per month for unlimited
access. This includes a separate $2.00 fee for a global service
provider2 of the customer's choice. The GSP is a company providing
the interexchange portion of the access service. There also is an
hourly plan for Bell.Atlantic.net, whereby users can pay $6.95 a month
for five hours (including a $2.00 fee for a GSP), plus $1.95 for each
These rates for unlimited access apply for analog modem access and for
ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) access, depending on the
particular flavor of ISDN that is chosen. ISDN, which is available to
most Bell Atlantic telephone subscribers, provides dial-up connection
to the Internet that is up to 9 times faster than the typical modem
The minimum system requirements for Bell.Atlantic.net are either:
- a 386 Intel-equipped, IBM-compatible PC3, 8 megabytes of memory,
6 megabytes of free hard disk space, a 14.4 kilobits-per-second
(kbs) modem, and a 3 1/2 inch floppy disk drive or a CD-ROM drive;
or . . .
- a 608030 Motorola-equipped Macintosh, 16 megabytes of memory, 10
megabytes of free hard disk space, a 14.4 kbs modem, and a CD-ROM
Bell.Atlantic.net currently works with Microsoft Windows** 3.1, 3.11
and Windows 95**, and Macintosh**** OS7.1 or higher. Macintosh Open
Transport users must have version 1.1 or higher.
Customers interested in ordering a copy of Bell.Atlantic.net software
and subscribing to Bell Atlantic's Internet access service can call
1-800-NET-2026. For more information on the service, customers can
visit the company's Web site at http://www.bellatlantic.net. For information regarding Bell Atlantic's ISDN service, customers can call
Bell Atlantic InfoSpeed on 1-800-204-7332.
Internet Services for Large and Small Businesses Available
High-speed, dedicated Internet access services and Web services that
enable businesses and governments to establish a presence on the World
Wide Web also are available in Harrisburg.
Dedicated business access services are offered with a choice of
speeds, ranging from 56 kilobits per second to 34 megabits per second.
Web services include Web site production, hosting and security
services. Bell Atlantic also offers consulting and network
integration services that provide expert aid to businesses and other
large organizations that require support in the planning, design,
procurement and management of their Internet connections and presence.
Bell Atlantic Internet Solutions, Inc. 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 Corp. (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.
*Trademark of Netscape Communications Corp.
** Trademark of Microsoft Corp.
*** Trademark of Microsystems Software, Inc.
**** Trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.
1Global Service Provider charges may apply. Subject to certain
2 Price subject to change.
3 Some other systems may also be compatible.