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Verizon's Fiber-Optic-Powered FiOS Services Available to More Than 144,000 Homes and Small Businesses in Long Beach and Surrounding Cities -- at Attractive Discounts

Mar 31, 2010 (05:03 PM EDT)
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Long Beach, Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, Norwalk, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, Signal Hill Have Access to More HD TV, Faster Internet Speeds

LONG BEACH, Calif., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Residents of Long Beach and neighboring cities who have considered upgrading to Verizon FiOS TV and FiOS Internet – the most powerful video entertainment and ultra-high-speed broadband services in the area – should take another look at FiOS.  For a limited time, attractive discounts and other incentives are available when ordering the industry's most advanced home-entertainment and communications triple-play bundles (FiOS TV, FiOS Internet and Verizon Home Phone).

"There's no comparison between Verizon's FiOS and plain old cable TV service," said Jennifer Little, marketing director for Verizon in California. "FiOS delivers more HD channels, more video-on-demand choices, and unique interactive features like Facebook and Twitter on the TV screen -- plus faster download and upload broadband speeds at a very competitive price."

Currently, Verizon FiOS services are available to more than 144,000 homes and small businesses in parts of Long Beach, Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, Norwalk, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, Signal Hill and nearby unincorporated areas. (See the city/Zip code listing at the end of the news release.)

Verizon's FiOS services are available to nearly 1.2 million households and businesses in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside and Ventura counties.

More HD With FiOS TV

FiOS TV offers more than 580 total TV channels, including more than 130 HD channels in the Long Beach area – more HD channels than Charter and Time Warner. And because the service is delivered using a pure fiber-optic network connection directly to the home, FiOS TV's picture-and-sound quality is unmatched.

More Speed With FiOS Internet

Verizon's FiOS Internet offerings feature an unprecedented symmetrical broadband service that provides equal upstream and downstream connections of 25 megabits per second (Mbps) and 35 Mbps. The two-way-fast speeds transform the user experience for bandwidth-sensitive Web applications like social networking, telecommuting, online multi-player gaming, sharing digital photos and videos, hard drive backups and video conferencing.  More speed results in better performance for all connected devices in the home and, unlike some providers, Verizon does not penalize customers for using all the data transmission capacity they order.

More Value With FiOS Bundles

Verizon FiOS double- and triple-play bundles are now available with a 24-month service agreement that guarantees the customer's monthly rate will not change for two years. New customers who sign up for a qualifying triple-play bundle by April 17 can choose from a variety of promotional incentives, including a $20 off the regular monthly rate – a savings of $480 over the life of the 24-month service agreement. FiOS bundles are also available in month-to-month plans without a minimum term agreement.

The FiOS Ultimate HD triple-play offers more than 430 channels with more than 100 HD channels, premium content, symmetrical 35/35 Mbps FiOS Internet service, and a home phone line with unlimited nationwide calling for $119.99 per month (after discounts) for 24 months. The FiOS Extreme HD triple-play offers more than 360 channels with more than 70 HD channels, symmetrical 25/25 Mbps FiOS Internet service, and a home phone line with unlimited nationwide calling for $104.99 per month (after discounts) for 24 months. The FiOS Prime HD triple-play offers more than 260 channels with more than 50 HD channels, 15/5 Mbps FiOS Internet service, and a home phone line with unlimited nationwide calling for $89.99 per month (after discounts) for 24 months.

FiOS: More Than Just TV, Internet and Phone

The Ultimate HD and Extreme HD triple-play bundles include access to thousands of Verizon Wi-Fi hot spots at coffee shops, hotels, airports and other locations nationwide at no extra cost. FiOS TV users also have access to about 18,000 video-on-demand titles (70 percent of which are free), including 2,800 of which are HD, and an advanced interactive media guide that supports unique on-screen interactive social-networking, news, shopping and entertainment widgets.

More Savings, More Multimedia Capabilities

New customers who sign up for a qualifying bundle by April 17 receive a free Verizon Home Media DVR, plus a free standard- or high-definition set-top box for six months (up to a $179 value). With Home Media DVR, up to three TVs with set top boxes throughout the home can simultaneously view different recorded programs with pause, fast forward and rewind controls. Customers with a DVR have access to Media Manager software that allows them to enjoy photos, videos and music from their home computer on their TV. DVR customers can also access online videos from blip.tv, Dailymotion and Veoh.

FiOS is available in all or parts of the following area cities and ZIP Codes: Downey (90241), Norwalk (90650), Pico Rivera (90660), Santa Fe Springs (90670), Artesia (90701), Cerritos (90703), Bellflower (90706), Lakewood (90712, 90713, 90715), Hawaiian Gardens (90716), Signal Hill (90755), Long Beach (90802, 90803., 90805, 90804, 90806, 90807, 90808, 90810, 90813, 90814, 90815).

To check FiOS service availability, visit call 1-888-GET-FIOS or visit www.verizon.com/bundles.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving more than 91 million customers nationwide.  Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world.  A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of approximately 222,900 and last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $107 billion.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

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