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Verizon Offers DSL in Apartments, Condos

Verizon Communications , through its Verizon Avenue subsidiary, has begun offering high-speed Internet access service to apartment and condominium buildings in nine new cities including Atlanta, Boston and Washington, D.C.

The service, called Verizon Voyager, was first rolled out in New York in April and is provided using digital subscriber line (DSL) technology located at each property.

"The Voyager service capitalizes on the exciting capabilities of broadband, and gives property owners another feature to attract and retain residents," said Liz Quimson, general manager for Verizon Avenue in Boston.

Property owners allow Verizon Avenue to deploy high-speed Internet access over regular copper phone lines at each property. Placing the equipment on the premises eliminates distance limitations.

In the Boston area, Verizon Voyager is currently offered at upscale units including: The Residences at Rowes Wharf, the Flagship Wharf Condominiums and 2000 Commonwealth Avenue.

In addition to the above mentioned cities, the service is offered in the Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, and Phoenix markets, with expansion planned to new cities and buildings. Rates start at about $50 per month.