Verizon Launches Spanish-Language FiOS Internet Web Site

Verizon Launches Spanish-Language FiOS Internet Web Site

Online Portal Provides In-language Information on Verizon’s All-Fiber-Optic Internet Service


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New York, NY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–October 19, 2006–Verizon’s Spanish-speaking customers now can get information in their language about the company’s blazing-fast FiOS Internet services – powered by the nation’s largest all-fiber-optic network.

Spanish-speaking customers can visit http://www.verizon.com/fiosespanol to see if they qualify for Verizon’s fiber-optic Internet connection, which leaves cable companies’ offerings in the dust.

“Our in-language FiOS Web site will be a great aid for Spanish-speaking customers who have a need for broadband speed,” said Jeff McFarland, director of multicultural marketing at Verizon. “Verizon is providing a richer, deeper and broader online experience for our customers by ensuring that they can easily learn about our all-fiber network and FiOS services in their preferred language.”

Alejandra Martinez, senior manager of Hispanic marketing and communications for Verizon, said, “We want to provide information that is relevant to our Spanish-language customers, whether it is how FiOS provides a lightning-fast, superior-quality connection for gaming or downloading music and videos, or how FiOS can help their children excel with their school work.”

Verizon FiOS Internet Service offers a variety of connection speeds, ranging from up to 5 Mbps (megabits per second) to 30 Mbps downstream and from 2 Mbps to 5 Mbps upstream,* with prices starting as low as $34.95 per month. The new Spanish language Web site provides specific information about which packages and pricing are available at a customer’s location.

All Verizon FiOS Internet packages include free installation for a customer’s primary computer, a wireless router, 24/7 live technical support, a choice of Verizon Yahoo! or MSN Premium service, a 30-day money-back guarantee, nine e-mail accounts and access to a variety of video, music, games and other entertainment services through Verizon’s Broadband Beat online entertainment center.

Verizon offers FiOS Internet and, in an increasing number of areas, FiOS TV services over the company’s fiber-to-the-premises network – the only network that currently brings fiber-optic technology directly to homes and businesses on a widespread scale. Verizon is currently building its FTTP network in more than half of the states where it offers landline communications services. In some markets, FiOS Internet Service offers connection speeds of up to 50 Mbps.

Verizon, a strong supporter of the Hispanic community, has donated more than $37 million over the past three years to educational and technological programs, and has partnered with community organizations to donate computers and services, so that young Latinos can live their passions to the max and make their dreams come true.

Verizon has also joined with the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and Scholastic Inc. to launch Lee y serás® (Read and You Will Be), a national Latino early-literacy initiative that engages parents and communities in the literacy development of their children. For more information about Verizon in Spanish, visit http://www.verizon.com/noticias.

* NOTE: actual (throughput) speeds vary.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), a 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 55 million customers nationwide. Verizon Business operates one of the most expansive wholly-owned global IP networks. Verizon Telecom is deploying the nation’s most advanced fiber-optic network to deliver the benefits of converged communications, information and entertainment services to customers. Based in New York, Verizon has a diverse workforce of more than 252,000 and generates annual consolidated operating revenues of approximately $90 billion. For more information, visit http://www.verizon.com.

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Verizon Launches Spanish-Language FiOS Internet Web Site