More Wilmington, Ohio, Consumers Have Access to Fast, Affordable Verizon High Speed Internet Service

WILMINGTON, Ohio - More consumers and businesses in the Wilmington area now have access to Verizon High Speed Internet, allowing them to quickly download movies, share photos or video with friends and family, and create their own Internet content.

Verizon this year installed high-speed Internet equipment, based on digital subscriber line (DSL) technology, at the company's communications facilities in Wilmington.  Verizon, operating under an alternative regulatory plan approved by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, has invested more than $13.5 million dollars since 2006 to bring broadband access to more than 37,000 additional phone lines across the state.

"Verizon is enabling more rural residents across Ohio to make the high-speed connections that are important to them," said Todd Colquitt, president of Verizon Ohio.  "Verizon's ongoing, significant investment in places like Wilmington means that many more customers in rural communities have access to affordable high-speed Internet service, backed by the reliability and security of Verizon's network."

Verizon High Speed Internet subscribers have access to an extensive collection of features and services, including online protection with Verizon Internet Security Suite; Verizon Enhanced Email; Verizon Premium Tech Support; Online gaming; free news from ABC News Now; free sports from ESPN360; and more. 

Verizon High Speed Internet service is delivered on a dedicated line from Verizon's central switching office to the customer's home or business and is backed by live, 24 x 7 customer service and technical support.  The service typically is available to residents and businesses that are located within approximately three miles of the company's central switching offices.

"We have some great promotional offers in place right now for new customers, so this is the perfect time to sign up for Verizon High Speed Internet service," said Colquitt.

Verizon's entry-level High Speed Internet service offers speeds of up to1 Mbps (megabits per second) downstream and 384 Kbps (kilobits per second) upstream, and consumers can order the new entry-level service for $9.99 per month for the first six months with a one-year contract.  Under the contract, monthly pricing for the remainder of the annual plan will be $25.99 per month.  New customers who order the up-to-1 Mbps/384 Kbps service can receive the first month free when ordering online at www.verizon.net/highspeed.

Consumers who want faster speeds can order Verizon's up-to-3 Mbps/768 Kbps service for $19.99 for the first six months as part of an annual plan, with the following six-month pricing of $33.99 per month.  The up-to-3 Mbps service delivers download speeds 50 times faster than dial-up.  Residential consumers can call 800-483-4000 or visit www.verizon.net/highspeed to check their eligibility, or to place orders.

Verizon High Speed Internet for Business packages offer a choice of speeds, static IP addresses, remote dial-up access, networking and domain name e-mails.  Area businesses can get more information about service availability and pricing by calling 888-376-3365 or visiting www.verizon.com/businessdsl.

Broadband Speeds, Value-Rich Bundles for Every Lifestyle

For $99.99 a month for a year, customers can select a triple-play package of Verizon High Speed Internet service at up to 3 Mbps, unlimited local and nationwide long-distance voice service with several calling features and DIRECTV's PLUS DVR package with more than 200 digital TV channels and DVR service, plus a free DVR upgrade and SHOWTIME premium movie channels for 12 months. 

For $119.99 a month for a year, customers can obtain a triple-play bundle of Verizon High Speed Internet service at speeds up to 3 Mbps, unlimited local and nationwide long-distance voice service with several calling features and DIRECTV's PLUS HD DVR package with more than 200 digital TV channels and DVR service, plus a free HD-DVR upgrade and SHOWTIME and Starz premium movie channel packages for 12 months. 

Double-play bundles range in price from $49.99 to $79.99 a month and offer unlimited local and nationwide long-distance phone service plus Verizon High Speed Internet service.  Double-play bundles featuring unlimited local and nationwide long-distance phone service plus DIRECTV service range from $64.99 to $104.99 per month.  Additional services and upgrades are also offered with these bundles.

Residential customers interested in Verizon's new bundles can call 1-800-483-4000 or visit www.verizon.com/bundles.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a leader in delivering broadband and other wireline and wireless communication innovations to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving nearly 71 million customers nationwide.  Verizon's Wireline operations include Verizon Business, which delivers innovative and seamless business solutions to customers around the world, and Verizon Telecom, which brings customers the benefits of converged communications, information and entertainment services over the nation's most advanced fiber-optic network.  A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 228,000 and last year generated consolidated operating revenues of $93.5 billion.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.