Verizon Expands Its Fast, Affordable DSL Broadband Service in Vermont

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. – Consumers and businesses in Coventry, Danville, Hardwick, Johnson and Plainfield now have access to the best value in broadband and one of the fastest-growing choices of Americans for high-speed Internet access: Verizon DSL.   Verizon also recently added DSL service in Morrisville and expanded DSL service in Colchester, Essex and Williston.

"Smart broadband shoppers pick fast, affordable DSL," said Pamela Porell, vice president of Verizon Vermont.  "We've signed up record numbers of new customers because we're offering them a choice of fast speeds, affordable pricing and a multitude of services that help them get the most from their high-speed connection.  If you're interested in broadband service, now's the time to check out DSL, as we expand its availability in Vermont."

Porell added that Verizon's DSL announcement is part of a major broadband expansion announced in April that will make DSL available to 80 percent of the company's Vermont customers in the next four years.

Vermont residents can visit www.verizon.net to see if Verizon Online DSL is available to their homes and to order service.  Customers who go online to order consumer DSL service with an annual service plan can currently choose from a maximum connection speed of up to 3.0 Mbps (megabits per second) downstream and 768 Kbps (kilobits per second) upstream for $29.99 per month, or a maximum connection speed of up to 768 Kbps downstream and 128 Kbps upstream for just $19.99 per month for the first year.

Both plans include 24/7 technical support, a 30-day money-back guarantee, a choice of free Verizon Yahoo! or MSN Premium services, nine e-mail accounts and 10 MB (megabytes) of personal Web space.  Customers ordering online receive a do-it-yourself installation kit with modem at no additional charge, and customers ordering a connection speed of up to 3.0 Mbps online have the option of receiving a combination modem and wireless router at no additional charge.

Verizon Online DSL members can make the most of their high-speed connections through access to a variety of great online experiences, including a wide variety of programming including the most extensive online content available anywhere from Disney and ESPN Networks.  This programming includes live breaking news from ABC News Now, family games and entertainment with Disney Connection, sports action and exclusive game broadcasts from ESPN360, full-screen film trailers and movie news from Movies.com MAX, and original soap opera programming and soap news from SOAPNETIC.

Verizon also has a number of DSL plans that offer excellent value for business customers, with maximum connection speeds ranging from up to 768 Kbps/128 Kbps to up to 7.1 Mbps/768 Kbps.   For more information on business DSL offerings, visit www.verizon.com.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), a New York-based Dow 30 company, 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 57 million customers nationwide.  Verizon's Wireline operations include Verizon Business, which operates one of the most expansive wholly-owned global IP networks, and Verizon Telecom, which is deploying the nation's most advanced fiber-optic network to deliver the benefits of converged communications, information and entertainment services to customers.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.