EMBARQ(TM) Celebrates One Million High-Speed Internet Subscribers; Donates Service to Organizations Across the Country
12/11/2006 8:06:00 AM
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Dec 11, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ --Embarq Corporation (NYSE: EQ) announced today that it now has one million subscribers enjoying EMBARQ(TM) High-Speed Internet (HSI) service.
EMBARQ began rolling out high-speed Internet services in 1999. Today,
nearly 77% of EMBARQ's consumer and business access lines are HSI capable and
that number will continue to grow.
"We are continuing our investments to provide our communities with safe,
secure and reliable high-speed Internet service," said Dan Hesse, EMBARQ
chairman and CEO.
Giving Back to the Communities
In honor of having one million HSI subscribers, EMBARQ is donating one
year of HSI service to 24 non-profit organizations located within the
company's 18-state service territory. This donation can be used by the
various agencies to better serve their local community.
"We want to celebrate this major milestone with others who will benefit
from what our high-speed service has to offer," said Hesse. "EMBARQ gives
back to the communities we serve, and we are proud to offer this technological
resource to worthy organizations."
Offering Common Sense Solutions
This year the company has been adding new HSI subscribers at a rapid pace.
At the end of the third quarter this year, EMBARQ had 46% more subscribers
than it did at the end of the third quarter in 2005. The company offers
common sense, high-speed Internet pricing that doesn't change for as long as
the customer has the service. EMBARQ also allows residential and business
customers to pay for only the speeds that they need -- either up to 1.5 mbps,
3.0 mbps or 5.0 mbps. EMBARQ plans to launch high-speed Internet with
increased upload and download speeds, with up to 10 mbps download speeds
available in selected markets.
In addition, the company began offering its HSI subscribers 25 gigabytes
of online storage space free of charge through EMBARQ(TM) Media Safe(SM).
This service allows residential high-speed Internet customers to easily
access, share, organize, back-up and store all of their computer files and
Embarq Corporation (NYSE: EQ), headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas,
offers a complete suite of common sense communications services. The company
has approximately 20,000 employees and operates in 18 states. EMBARQ, which
is expected to rank among the Fortune 500, is included in the S&P 500.
For consumers, EMBARQ offers an innovative portfolio of services that
includes reliable local and long distance home phone service, high-speed
Internet, wireless, and satellite TV from DISH Network(R) -- all on one
For businesses, EMBARQ has a comprehensive range of flexible and
integrated services designed to help businesses of all sizes be more
productive and communicate with their customers. This service portfolio
includes local voice and data services, long distance, Business Class DSL,
wireless, enhanced data network services, voice and data communication
equipment and managed network services.
EMBARQ believes that by focusing on the communities the company serves and
by employing common sense and practical ingenuity, it is able to provide
customers with a committed partner, dedicated customer service and innovative
products for work and home. For more information, visit embarq.com.
Stephanie Meisse of Embarq Corporation