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Headed to College Soon? Don’t Forget to Pack the High Speed Internet

2008-08-14 07:00:00

    Verizon Introduces Nine-Month High Speed Internet Plan;

    College Students in Company's Potomac Region

    Can Sign Up for $26.99 per Month

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 /EMWNews/ -- Just in time for the start of the

new college year, students can take advantage of special pricing from

Verizon for its High Speed Internet plans, which boost connectivity and

save money.

    Students and other Web surfers in Verizon's Maryland, Virginia, West

Virginia and Washington, D.C., service areas can now order a nine-month

broadband plan with rates starting as low as $26.99.

    "This is the busy time of year when students head to college, and

they're looking for deals on everything," said Toby Frank, director of

marketing in Verizon's Potomac region. "Verizon has the perfect solution

for these cost-conscious consumers who want reliable broadband speeds at a

great value."

    Students and others can get stand-alone High Speed Internet for nine

months at the following rates

-- 768 kilobits per second (kbps)* download /128 Kbps upload $26.99 monthly -- 3 megabits per second (Mbps)/768Kbps $31.99 monthly -- 7 Mbps/768Kbps $42.99 monthly Customers interested in a nine-month High Speed Internet plan should call their local Verizon sales office or 1-800-483-3000. * NOTE: actual (throughput) speeds will vary. 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 69 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 228,600 and last year generated consolidated operating revenues of $93.5 billion. For more information, visit VERIZON'S ONLINE NEWS CENTER: Verizon news releases, executive speeches and biographies, media contacts, high-quality video and images, and other information are available at Verizon's News Center on the World Wide Web at To receive news releases by e-mail, visit the News Center and register for customized automatic delivery of Verizon news releases.

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