Small and midsize businesses in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin can now order a static IP address from Verizon (NYSE:VZ), to be used in conjunction with the High Speed Internet for Business service. As a permanent address on the Internet, a static IP address allows companies to make internal data available to its remote employees, host Web sites and e-mail servers, and disseminate webcasts.

Until now, small and midsize business customers in these five states only had access to dynamic IP addresses, which change every time a user logs on. As companies conduct more of their business online, the need for static addresses has increased.

Starting at $79.99 per month with a one-year contract, Verizon High Speed Internet for Business packages include the static IP address, Internet Security Suite for one computer, unlimited remote dial-up access, and a choice between three domain-name business e-mail accounts or 10 Verizon.net e-mail accounts.

Published on: Nov 7, 2007