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BELL ATLANTIC COMPANY REQUESTS REGULATOR APPROVAL TO PROVIDE ISDN PRIMARY RATE INTERFACE SERVICE

 ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- New Jersey Bell, a Bell Atlantic company, has filed a tariff to provide access to primary rate interface (PRI) integrated services digital technology (ISDN) for large-business customers. The technology provides high speed connections for use in PBX trunking, LAN-to-LAN interconnection and host computer access. Previously, ISDN was available only to Centrex-based customers.
 "By having the tariff in place and standardized, business customers will be better positioned to utilize the advantages of our modern telecommunications network," said John Seazholtz, Bell Atlantic vice president of network technologies and chairman of the ISDN Executive Council of the Corporation for Open Systems International.
 A special feature of this service is call by call service selection, which can result in monthly savings to the customer. It allows incoming and outgoing trunks, WATS lines, 800 lines and data to be transmitted over any B-channel, eliminating the need for less efficient individual trunk groups.
 In addition to transmitting voice and data over the same telephone wire, the service can provide calling line identification to PBXs and other trunk side connections.
 The Bell Atlantic service has been named Bell Atlantic IntelliLinQ PRI (primary rate interface) (see appendix for proposed tariffed service rates).
 The service provides (23) B channels and one D channel operating at 64 kilobits per second (kbps) to PBXs and facilitates connection to host computers by PBX users.
 Tariff filings are planned for the Chesapeake and Potomac telephone company serving Washington, Feb. 5, the Chesapeake and Potomac telephone companies serving Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia in March, and Bell of Pennsylvania and Diamond State Telephone in April.
 As part of its network modernization strategy, Bell Atlantic's local operating companies are aggressively equipping their local switching offices with ISDN capability. By the end of 1992, ISDN was available to 47 percent of the Bell Atlantic telephone companies' customers. By the end of 1994, that number is expected to increase to 87 percent.
 Bell Atlantic Corporation (NYSE: BEL), based in Philadelphia, is the parent of New Jersey Bell, Bell of Pennsylvania, Diamond State Telephone (Delaware), and the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone companies serving Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington.
 Bell Atlantic is also the parent of companies that provide wireless communications in the mid-Atlantic region and business systems and services for customer-based information technology, including software, systems integration, hardware and software service and support, and financial services, throughout the United States and internationally.
 In addition, Bell Atlantic International offers network services and consulting to telephone authorities throughout the world and, in conjunction with Ameritech, owns a majority interest in Telecom Corporation of New Zealand.
 Appendix
 Bell Atlantic, IntelliLinQ, PRI Rates(A)
 Proposed Recurring Rates -- New Jersey
 Rate Element(B) Installation Monthly
 Primary Rate Access Facility
 (T-1) $700 $150
 PRI Connection
 23 B+D (standard option) 700 300
 24 B(B) 700 300
 23 B+Back-up D 700 350
 Calling Line ID (w/Caller ID) 100 100
 Call-by-Call Service Selection (CBC)
 (Any channel can be used for any service) 100 75
 Feature Package (Caller ID and CBC) 100 150
 Typical Total Rate $1,500 600(C)
 (A) Rates as proposed in New Jersey Bell tariff filing. Prices may vary slightly in other jurisdictions.
 (B) Available Where Facilities Permit
 (C) Local Circuit Switched Data Usage Rates of 2 cents to 5 cents per minute also apply.
 -0- 2/2/93
 /NOTE: Bell Atlantic and IntellilinQ are registered trademarks./
 /CONTACT: Nancy Murray of Bell Atlantic, 703-974-1719/
 (BEL)


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