Verizon Customers in 16 Wisconsin Communities Now Can Get Ultra-High-Speed Internet at Up to 7 Megabits per Second

Powerhouse Combination of New Broadband Option and Reliable Verizon Voice Gives Wisconsin Residents Great New Alternative to Cable Modem

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis., Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ — Consumers in 16 Wisconsin communities now have a new broadband option from Verizon, as the company introduces an ultra-fast Verizon High Speed Internet service that more than doubles the download speed of its current fastest DSL offering and provides an exciting alternative to cable Internet.

The service is now available in Athens, Brodhead, Cambridge, Deerfield, Edgar, Edgerton, Lac du Flambeau, Lodi, Marathon, Marshall, Mauston, Mineral Point, Reedsburg, Stratford, Sun Prairie and Three Lakes.

The new Verizon High Speed Internet service offers qualified customers a downstream connection speed of up to 7 megabits per second (Mbps) for as low as $39.99 a month when ordered with an annual service plan. Verizon now offers the new service in some 400 communities across the country.

“Verizon is the way to go for Wisconsin residents who are looking for a better alternative to high-priced cable broadband,” said Paul Fuglie, Verizon vice president-external affairs for Wisconsin. “Our super-fast broadband provides all the speed you need for everything you do online — and at a reasonable cost. From digital music and streaming video to photo sharing and online gaming, to video conferencing and working from home — it’s faster, easier and more affordable with Verizon High Speed Internet.”

Consumers can get more information of service availability, pricing and features by calling 877-483-5898 or visiting

About Verizon High Speed Internet

Verizon High Speed Internet service is delivered on a dedicated line from Verizon’s central office to the customer’s home and is backed by live, 24 x 7 customer service and technical support. High-Speed Internet subscribers have access to an extensive collection of features and services, including:

  — One-of-a-Kind NFL Experience Online:  Customers who subscribe to
Verizon High Speed Internet and DIRECTV from Verizon enjoy the added
benefit of free access to NFL Network Game Extra, a unique service that
includes live, online broadcasts of Thursday and Saturday pro football
games. Viewers of the online broadcasts will have access to alternate
camera angles and live audio feeds and have the ability to view one of
four camera angles, or all four angles simultaneously. The online
service can be accessed anywhere in the world through any broadband
connected computer.
— Online protection with Verizon Internet Security Suite: In one
download, this comprehensive online protection suite provides anti-
spyware, anti-virus, firewall, parental control, pop-up blocker and
privacy manager protection that run continuously behind the scene. The
suite automatically updates every three hours. Just set it and forget
it. The cost is just $4.99 a month for use on up to three household
— Verizon Premium Tech Support: A unique service that provides expert
one-on-one assistance for a wide variety of issues like spyware,
adware, viruses, hardware problems, computer operating systems and
other issues not typically covered by Internet service providers. The
service supports routers, network cards, video cards, sound cards,
CD/DVD reader-writer, hard drives, flash memory systems, printers,
scanners, gaming consoles and firewalls and more. The cost is $9.99 a
— Online gaming from Verizon: Play hundreds of the most popular PC games
for free with Verizon Arcade, or choose from a variety of Verizon Games
on Demand packages, including Family Place, a package that features
more than 400 family-friendly casual games for just $7.99 a month.
— Free entertainment for children of all ages with Disney Connection:
From activities, games and classic cartoons to movie previews, music
videos and more, Disney Connection provides age-appropriate content for
preschoolers, kids, teens and Disney enthusiasts. The content includes
access to Playhouse Disney Preschool Time Online and Disney Game
Kingdom Online.
— Free news from ABC News Now: A 24-hour news and information channel,
ABC News Now delivers live breaking news, headlines every half hour,
and more than 25 original news, lifestyle and entertainment programs
such as “Politics Live,” “What’s the Buzz” and “Money Matters.”
— Free sports from ESPN360: The service offers programming that includes
hundreds of hours of live games, analysis and exclusive content on-
demand with exclusive access to the Internet’s best events.

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 63.7 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 has a diverse workforce of nearly 238,000 and last year generated consolidated operating revenues of more than $88 billion. For more information, visit

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