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Even More New Jersey Consumers Can Benefit From Choice and Competition as Verizon Launches FiOS TV in Six More Communities

New Fiber-Optic Service Now Available in Two Additional Burlington County Communities, Three More Middlesex County Towns and Palisades Park in Bergen County

News Release

April 10, 2008 –

NEWARK, N.J. - An innovative, reliable and competitive alternative to cable TV is coming to even more New Jersey consumers as Verizon expands its industry-leading FiOS TV service, which is provided on the nation's most advanced fiber-optic network straight to customers' homes.

Verizon is now taking orders for FiOS TV in parts of Mount Holly and Westampton in Burlington County; Helmetta, Jamesburg and Spotswood in Middlesex County; and Pallisades Park in Bergen.

The company now offers FiOS TV in more than 280 New Jersey communities, with many more to come later this year.

"Residents of these communities now can join the other New Jersey consumers who have been given an outstanding, superior choice for their video entertainment," said Dennis Bone, president of Verizon New Jersey.  "FiOS TV brings something to consumers they've never had before, with incredible pictures and sound clarity and innovative new services - all from a brand they know and trust."

William Foshay, senior vice president and general manager of Verizon in New Jersey, said, "Customers who liked what FiOS did for their Internet connection will love what it does for their TV.  We've harnessed the vast capacity of our advanced fiber-optic network to deliver a revolutionary, new entertainment experience."

New Jersey consumers can check online at www.verizon.com/nj/savebig  to see if FiOS TV is already available in their area, or to request that Verizon contact them when FiOS TV becomes available.  Customers also can call their local Verizon sales office or 888-438-3467.

Service Highlights

Verizon's FiOS TV Premier package delivers more than 200 all-digital channels, including more than 30 high-definition (HD) channels in the New Jersey market and access to more than 10,000 on-demand titles, 70 percent of which are free.  In addition, Verizon announced last week that more FiOS TV customers can enjoy even more high-definition programming now that the company has launched high-definition video-on-demand (VOD) service in parts of eight more states, including New Jersey.

Verizon offers three set-top boxes: standard definition for $5.99 per month; high definition, which includes HD channels, for $9.99 per month; and a dual-tuner digital video recorder for $12.99 per month.

Verizon also offers innovative features not available from other providers, such as Home Media DVR (digital video recorder) and FiOS TV Widgets.  Home Media DVR has a multi-room DVR feature enabling up to three simultaneous viewings of recorded programs without requiring customers to set up a complex home network or buy extra equipment.  Customers also can access photos and music on their PCs and play them on their TV.  FiOS TV Widgets is a free interactive feature that provides viewers with local weather and traffic information while they're watching their favorite shows.

Delivered over Verizon's fiber-optic network, FiOS TV is a formidable competitor to cable and satellite.  Verizon's fiber network delivers amazingly sharp pictures and sound, and has the capacity to transmit a wide array of high-definition programming that is so clear and intense it seems to leap from the TV screen.  The company's fiber network also delivers Internet download speeds of up to 50 Mbps (megabits per second) and upload speeds of up to 20 Mbps, as well as high-quality voice service.*

The value of FiOS TV extends to the installation and customer support.  Specially trained Verizon technicians will install the service and acquaint subscribers with FiOS TV features and services.  Verizon is waiving the installation fee for up to three existing TV outlets, and there is no charge to install a needed optical network terminal at the subscriber's home.  Charges for other installation services, such as additional outlets, may apply.  Verizon provides 24 x 7 technical assistance by phone from its specialized Fiber Solutions Centers.

* 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 66 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 nearly 235,000 and last year generated consolidated operating revenues of $93.5 billion.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

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