This is interesting. Verizon has just announced that it is bundling broadband with Google Apps for its small business customers.
Called Google Apps for Verizon, the package combines Google’s-cloud-based productivity suite with broadband internet access. The new offering includes 25 GB (gigabytes) of domain name e-mail storage per user; access to Gmail, Google Calendar, Sites, Docs, and Video.
Google Apps for Verizon is available to businesses that subscribe to a bundle consisting of Verizon Internet service and either Verizon voice or TV service, or both. Unfortunately, the package is available in 13 states, including Washington D.C. Verizon is actually offering 3 free users accounts and a free domain name if users bundle Apps with internet access.
Considering Verizon’s widespread popularity, this could be a big win for Google Apps.
Google Apps (formerly known as Google Apps for your domain), is a web-based office suite offering email, document creation, and collaboration functionality. Google Apps provides Google products hosted under an organization’s custom domain name.