Verizon, Microsoft Extend Pact

The companies will co-brand a suite of Windows Live services.
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Verizon

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has struck a deal to offer its consumer DSL and FiOS Internet customers a co-branded suite of

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Windows Live services to help them personalize their Internet use.

The new agreement expands the two companies' broadband relationship that began in April 2002. Verizon customers will have access to a co-branded Live.com home page with access to Verizon and Windows Live services, a Windows Live Toolbar, a Windows Live Search page, Verizon email and other features.

"Verizon continues to be a highly valuable partner for us in delivering Windows Live services that unite consumers' interests, information and relationships in a way that's most meaningful to them," said Steve Berkowitz, senior vice president, Online Services Group at Microsoft. "This expanded alliance further solidifies the growth and success of the Windows Live platform."