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Verizon High Speed Coming to Cashiers/Sapphire makes headlines

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty-Cashiers/Highlands/Sapphire

Verizon High Speed Coming to Cashiers/Sapphire makes headlines

If you are planning to relocate to Western North Carolina
there are several things to consider. One is that high speed internet has not available in all areas, however things are changing!
Verizon High Speed Coming to Cashiers/Sapphire makes headlines
January 23, 2008: 11:00 AM ESTCASHIERS, N.C., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ --

More Western North Carolina Customers Gain Access to Verizon's High Speed Internet ServiceCompany Invests $490,000 to Equip 2,600 Lines in the Cashiers, Marion and Sylva Exchanges; 750 Additional Lines to Soon Follow Approximately 2,600 additional customers in the Cashiers area of western North Carolina can now order Verizon's High Speed Internet service for their computers at home or at work. When additional engineering is completed, scheduled for late February, 750 additional customers in the area will also be able to get High Speed Internet (formerly known as DSL). Since June 2006, Verizon has invested nearly $1.5 million for High Speed Internet expansion in western North Carolina, broadening the service to more than 13,000 additional customers."Customers in western North Carolina have asked for more High Speed Internet, and we've listened," said Suri Surinder, Verizon's senior vice president and general manager, Southeast region. "The speed and efficiency of Verizon's broadband service often changes the way people shop, work and educate themselves. With today's announcement, more qualifying customers in this region can enjoy the Internet world in the best way possible: through a Verizon broadband connection."Qualified customers in the following locations can now order broadband connections at up to 3 megabits per second (Mbps) downstream and up to 356 kilobits per second (Kbps) upstream: areas of the Glenville community; parts of Sapphire Valley near the Transylvania county line and the community of Holly Forest; communities around Eagle Ridge, including Trays Island, Bald Rock and Sapphire Mountain; the Marion area of Glenwood Province; parts of Sevier and Woodlawn; and the Cullowhee area of Canada. By late February, additional qualifying customers in areas of Sapphire and Grandview will also gain access to Verizon High Speed Internet. The price for the service in western North Carolina is $29.99 per month with a one-year contract. Promotions also affect pricing. For example, customers can bundle 3.0 Mbps service with unlimited local and long-distance calling and DIRECTV for $104.99 per month (with a one-year contract) - and receive either an RCA Small Wonder digital camcorder or a $50 Best Buy gift certificate (until Feb. 3). Double-play bundles for unlimited local and long- distance calling and High Speed Internet are also offered, as are quadruple- play deals that add Verizon Wireless service to the bundle.Consumers can get more information on service availability, pricing and features by calling 877-483-5898 or visiting Verizon.com/highspeed.