OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Sept 18, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- EMBARQ today combines innovation with added value, providing its High Speed Internet customers two new free services -- network storage capacity and on-demand video -- as enhancements to their broadband services.
"Our competitive pricing provides customers with EMBARQ(TM) High Speed Internet digital subscriber line (DSL) at $24.95 a month for as long as they have the service," said Kirk Porteous, director-product development for the Embarq Consumer Markets organization. "These two free enhancements strengthen that exceptional value while providing the practical innovation that is at the heart of the EMBARQ brand.
"We believe we offer the most reliable form of broadband connectivity, at very competitive prices," Porteous said. "EMBARQ Media Safe offers secure online storage and provides our customers with user-friendly automated backup of their computer files and data while allowing them to access, store, organize and share those files from any secure web browser. Through EMBARQ Video Clicks we provide convenient access to a multitude of high-quality videos containing music, news, weather sports and other entertainment."
EMBARQ Media Safe offers 25 gigabytes of secure online storage at no additional charge for all EMBARQ High Speed Internet Customers. That's enough storage for 8,000 high-quality pictures or 6,000 songs. For high-end users, packages offering up to 1,000 gigabytes (1 terabyte) of storage are available for purchase.
With EMBARQ Video Clicks, customers can instantly access music videos; regional, national and international news and weather; sports highlights from their favorite teams; and other entertainment such as short videos and movie trailers.
EMBARQ Media Safe is offered through a relationship with Streamload, a leading provider of digital online media services. See http://www.embarq.com/mediasafe for details.
EMBARQ Video Clicks is offered through a relationship with Gotuit, a recognized leader in on-demand web portal technology. See http://www.embarq.com/videoclicks for details.
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 Dish Network satellite TV -- all on one monthly bill.
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 integrated 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 http://www.embarq.com .
Streamload is a leading provider of online digital media services. The company was founded in June 1998 by an innovative group of software engineers who had the foresight to see that existing technologies offered too little capacity and speed to send, receive or access large files easily. The service first launched online in April 2000 and now has more than 4 million users around the world. Streamload is a privately held company headquartered in San Diego. For more information, visit http://www.streamload.com .
About Gotuit Media Corp.
Gotuit Media is a digital media company delivering a new class of on-demand video products to multiple platforms including cable, broadband and mobile. Gotuit holds a broad portfolio of patents in the on-demand video space, including several landmark awards concerning the use of video metadata for improved navigation, video search, and personalized viewing. Founded in 2000, Gotuit Media is privately held and funded by Highland Capital Partners, Atlas Venture, Motorola and private investors. In addition to http://www.gotuit.com and Gotuit Media's VOD offerings, Gotuit offers network partners and other broadband portals a co-branded version of the Gotuit online video experience. Visit Gotuit Media's corporate website at http://www.gotuitmedia.com .
SOURCE Embarq Corporation