NORRISTOWN, Pa. - More consumers and businesses in the Norristown area can enjoy the benefits of high-speed Internet access now that Verizon Online has expanded its availability in portions of Montgomery County.
Verizon Online DSL is now available on more than 2,530 additional lines in areas near the Shops of Blue Bell and along parts of East Germantown Pike as the result of the company's most recent expansion and upgrade of its local telecommunications network.
Currently, Verizon Online is offering its basic consumer DSL service for $29.95 per month when purchased in combination with Verizon Freedom or another Verizon local or long-distance bundle. This service offers a maximum connection speed of 1.5 Mbps (megabits per second) downstream and 384 Kbps (kilobits per second) upstream.
Verizon Online has also enhanced its DSL service by introducing a super-fast maximum Internet connection speed of 3 Mbps (megabits per second) downstream and 768 Kbps (kilobits per second) upstream for as low as $39.95 per month when purchased as part of a package of calling services. In addition, the company has lowered the cost of its entry-level business service.
Verizon has invested $8.5 billion in its network across the commonwealth over the last 10 years.
"If you've wanted DSL service from us in the past, but it wasn't in your neighborhood, now's the time to check with us on current availability," said James V. O'Rourke, president and CEO of Verizon Pennsylvania.
DSL subscribers can have news in an instant, share digital photos, quickly send e-mail attachments, download movies and play interactive multi-media games in real time. DSL-powered businesses can increase productivity by spending less time doing research, paying bills online and e-mailing orders to suppliers.
Not only is Verizon DSL available to more people than ever before, but Verizon can help customers make the most of high-speed access to the Internet or other broadband services. With a home network, customers can have additional security and connect several computers to one DSL connection to access the Internet at high speeds. A home network also lets subscribers share files and printers among several computers.
To order Verizon Online DSL or check to see whether it is available to a specific home or business, local telephone customers should check online at www.verizon.net or call Verizon at 1-800-PICK-DSL (7425-375).
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