Verizon Gives Small and Medium-sized Businesses Next Generation Broadband Technology

News Clip: Business SHDSL Offers Features of More Costly Services Including Symmetric Data Flow and Priority Transmission
NEW YORK, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ — Small and medium-sized businesses in nine states and the District of Columbia can now send important data traffic through the network at a higher priority than other DSL (digital subscriber line) traffic by opting for Verizon’s new Business SHDSL service.
Verizon Business SHDSL offers businesses data service under the international standard for single-pair high-speed DSL, “g.SHDSL.” This is a symmetrical offering popular in Europe. Verizon is the first carrier in the United States to offer service at speeds up to 1.5 Mbps (megabits per second) in both directions, with quality of service comparable to high-end Internet services.
“With this new technology, small and medium-sized business customers who may be considering higher-end Internet access now have a more powerful alternative,” said Anthony Price, vice president-business markets. “Business SHDSL also offers the type of performance standards and dependability usually reserved for very large data customers.”
Verizon Business SHDSL is a premium data-only service, well-suited for businesses with local area networks (LANs) or multiple Internet users who depend on the Internet to access company resources and customers. Symmetric service supports business applications that require higher bandwidth, both upstream and downstream, such as hosting of servers, e-commerce, LAN-to-Internet connectivity and video conferencing.