Cablevision Announces New Offer to Create and Manage Online SMB Presence – Small Business Trends

Bethpage, New York (PRESS RELEASE – March 7, 2011) – Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC) announced a new offer in the Optimum Business Benefits program. Now, small businesses can take advantage of smart online tools from Network Solutions to easily and affordably create and manage their online presence. The product suite helps businesses manage domains, improve their Web presence and boost Internet marketing efforts. Network Solutions joins Cablevision’s existing alliance partners ADP, CardWorks, Citrix Online, FedEx and US Business Technology.

The Optimum Business Benefits program provides enhanced value for Optimum Business customers that subscribe to both Optimum Voice and Optimum Online, in the form of discounted pricing on products and services. The program is designed to provide unparalleled access to mission-critical business tools to help small businesses run more smoothly, efficiently and cost-effectively.

“Similar to Optimum Business, we are committed to fostering small business success,” said Harry Lalor, Vice President of Corporate Development at Network Solutions. “With our full suite of online products we help small businesses breakthrough in the competitive online space by providing the tools and resources to start, grow and manage businesses online. We are pleased to provide this unique offer to Optimum Business customers with our domain name registration, Web site design and hosting and search engine marketing and optimization. Small businesses will truly be able to enhance their business on the Web with simple and now, even more affordable, services.”

Network Solutions’ offer for Optimum Business Benefits members includes 50% off small, large or unlimited packages for Web hosting including Domain, Email and Website builder as well as 50% off annual rates for local search visibility.

“The Web is such an important tool for small businesses today, helping them market themselves, find and educate new customers and, ultimately, develop new sales,” said Stephanie Anderson, Vice President of Marketing for Commercial Services, Cablevision. “This latest offer from Network Solutions puts our customers in the online driver’s seat, and gives them everything they need to get started at the value they’ve come to expect from working with Optimum Business. As always, we’ll continue to work to enhance the program moving forward to ensure that our customers have everything they need to thrive in this difficult marketplace.”

To enroll, qualified Optimum Business customers can visit the Optimum Business Benefits website,, which includes a detailed landing page that explains the program, vendors and registration process. Members will be asked to input their Optimum ID and then will gain immediate access to the offers from the Optimum Business Benefits program.

Designed for small and medium or home-based sized business that require high-speed Internet and voice communications, Optimum Business provides bottom-line benefits like predictable flat rate pricing and highly reliable voice and data services. The Optimum Business offering includes Optimum Online and Optimum Voice for $29.95 per month each the first year when combined for new customers.

About Cablevision

Cablevision Systems Corporation is one of the nation’s leading telecommunications, media and entertainment companies. In addition to delivering its Optimum-branded cable, Internet, and voice offerings throughout the New York area, the company owns and operates cable systems serving homes in four Western states. Cablevision’s local media properties include News 12 Networks, MSG Varsity and Newsday Media Group. Cablevision’s assets also include Rainbow Media Holdings LLC and its programming and entertainment businesses, AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv and IFC Entertainment, as well as Clearview Cinemas.

About Network Solutions

Network Solutions fosters small business success in the highly competitive online space by providing the tools and resources to start, grow and manage businesses online. Leveraging more than 30 years of pioneering experience, Network Solutions helps companies thrive in an increasingly digital world. To ensure our customers’ success, we support them with outstanding customer service and solutions that are simple, innovative and reliable.

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