Press Release

NEW YORK – January 18, 2010 – Verizon is making the connection with small businesses in 2010 by offering them two compelling propositions: symmetrical FiOS Internet and an expanded FiOS TV channel lineup, or High Speed Internet and DIRECTV for Business.

In addition, small or medium-sized businesses that bundle either FiOS Internet or High Speed Internet (HSI) in qualifying business packages with Verizon Freedom for Business unlimited local and long-distance calling can receive for 12 months either a toll-free number with no monthly recurring charges, or a Verizon Internet Security Suite and online data backup storage package plus a free wireless router at no additional charge.

All FIOS and HSI for Business customers with qualifying bundles also have access to thousands of Wi-Fi hot spots nationwide at no additional charge.

“There’s never been a better value for a local business,” said Monte Beck, Verizon’s small-business marketing vice president. “Including a toll-free 800 number or a VISS security and data backup package for the first year with a qualifying bundle makes these offers very competitive with anything else in the market.”

Verizon FiOS Internet for Business speeds have been increased to a symmetrical 25 megabits per second (Mbps)/25 Mbps and 35 Mbps/35 Mbps,* which allow businesses to move large data files quickly. These speeds can help a business look as though it has the IT capabilities of a Fortune 500 company. More importantly, getting information to and from customers or business-to-business associates is easier with FiOS because of its super fast bi-directional speeds.

Verizon FiOS Internet for Business customers can bundle more than 100 channels of FiOS TV with Verizon Freedom for Business unlimited local and long-distance calling for as little as $129.99 per month** in a Single Line PAK triple play. HSI for Business customers with 3 Mbps or 7 Mbps speeds can bundle Verizon Freedom for Business with more than 35 channels of award-winning DIRECTV for Business at prices that begin at $119.98 per month*** in a Single Line PAK triple play. Double-play Single Line PAK bundles of Verizon FiOS Internet or HSI and Freedom for Business begin at $84.99 per month. All Single Line PAK and Business Expansion PAK bundles require up to three-year commitments.

Additional discounts for multiline Verizon Business Expansion PAKs are available to new business customers, as well as customers who upgrade their current packages at or by calling 1-800-998-6181.

Additional information about Verizon’s small-business value-added capabilities can be obtained by visiting the Verizon Small Business Portal and taking a test drive of the Verizon Collaboration Center, and checking out the popular Business Links Rewards program and other features available to small businesses looking for a virtual CIO.

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