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PSINET to Enable ISP Peering Connectivity

PSINet announced today at ISPCON a new service that's aimed at empowering Internet Service Providers with higher Internet connectivity speeds and more revenue opportunities.

PSINET's Network Right-of Way Services provides ISPs and telecommunications carriers with peering and transit capabilities. The Service is designed to be a more economic alternative to leased-line backbone network connections.

Members can communicate with each other using PSINET's dedicated peering circuit, made possible via the company's alliance with IXC Internet Services, Inc. and its trans-Atlantic indefeasible right of use (IRU) for international bandwidth.

In effect, PSINET claims that what this peering alternative does is provide ISPs with global connectivity, higher bandwidth, and better network performance.

William L. Schrader, PSINet chairman, CEO, and president, will present the keynote address this afternoon at ISPCON, followed by a panel discussion on the subject of ISP peering alliances.

PSINET will be broadcasting the event over the Internet via its WEB LIVE multimedia service.