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Advanced Radio Telecom Intros 100-Megabit Internet Access

Advanced Radio Telecom Corp. will introduce 100 megabits-per-second Internet access service to businesses in the San Jose area beginning Sept. 8 using an unprecedented broadband fixed wireless/fiber network.

Internet access via ART's 100Mbps network enables the use of bandwidth intensive applications such as video streaming, large file transfers and real-time interactive collaboration that are difficult to perform using today's bandwidth-constrained local distribution infrastructure.

Businesses in the San Jose area can sign up for ART's 100Mbps Internet access starting at $1,250 per month.

ART's network features a new broadband wireless radio from Triton Network Systems called Invisible Fiber, as well as Ethernet routing and switching products supplied by Cisco Systems. ART will deploy the Triton Network and Cisco hardware in a self-healing ring architecture that links commercial office buildings together creating a fully redundant network capable of providing 200Mbps of total bandwidth on its bi-directional paths.

ART also has signed a definitive agreement for a $251 million equity investment with Qwest Communications International Inc., and a group of high-tech investment funds -- including Oak Investment Partners, MeriTech Capital Partners, Advent International, Accel Partners, Brentwood Venture Capital, Worldview Technology Partners, Bessemer Venture Capital, Adams Capital Management and Columbia Capital.