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ServInt Adds DSL Access, Service Partners

ServInt Internet Services announced Wednesday that Digital Subscriber Line services are now available to businesses in Baltimore and Washington D.C.

"Every business that always wanted a T1 but thought they were too expensive should be very interested in our DSL services that guarantee a high-speed Internet experience for a few hundred dollars a month," said Reed Caldwell, ServInt's president and chief executive officer.

DSL technology provides high-speed, dedicated Internet access over existing copper phone lines. ServInt offers SDSL business connections that reach speeds comparable to a T1 feed at 1.544 Mbps. An ISDN version of the DSL connection is also available depending on a customer's location. The distance from a business to their phone company's central office determines which DSL service a business can utilize.

"It's important to distinguish SDSL service from ADSL consumer service." Said Mike Gibbs, director of engineering at ServInt.

"Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line is a service that is designed for web surfing. The SDSL and IDSL connectivity that ServInt offers are business-class, proven technologies with symmetric bandwidth availability and the service includes reliability guarantees that will allow businesses to use it for most mission-critical applications."

In related announcements, ServInt also expanded their relationships with CacheFlow, Mirror Image Internet Inc., and Neutral NAP.

The deployment of CacheFlow Internet Accelerators on the ServInt local network allows for the company to deliver more than 300 megabits per second of traffic to a growing number of customers. Caldwell said, "With CacheFlow's technology we are assured out customer's content is being delivered at lightning speeds."

The ServInt agreement with Mirror Image will provide immediate access for ISPs and clients to the Mirror Image Internet Central Cache Connection. Under the terms of the agreement, Mirror Image will also work with the ServInt direct sales force.

"Bandwidth and more bandwidth is what Internet users are demanding'" said David Wu, president of Mirror Image. Inc. "Boosting network speed with the Mirror Image Central Cache Connection delivers a value-added caching solution that bypasses the Internet bottleneck for shared Mirror Image and ServInt customers."

ServInt also added Neutral NAP to their existing NAP connections at the MAE-East and MAE-West Network Access Points, the Chicago ADDS ATM NAP, the Sprint NAP and the Pacific Bell NAP today.

"Neutral NAP is an excellent addition to our network," Caldwell said. "As we expand out network, we're pushing a strategy of establishing peering and interconnects with all providers, not just our major national peers."

Bob Gibson, vice president of Pimmit Run Research Inc., owners of Neutral NAP said "we're glad to provide a venue through which national backbones and smaller providers can meet and peer, since this improves the speed and quality of the Internet as a whole."

ServInt currently operates the only privately-funded IP backbone in the U.S.