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I-Link Expands IP Network

I-Link Inc., a voice and data provider, today announced plans to expand its IP (Internet protocol) telephony network in 1999, making it available to 60 percent of the U.S. population.

I-Link claims to have the largest IP telephony network in the U.S., bringing enhanced services to customers in more than 200 cities. Today's announcemment of cities added to the network include Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Cincinnati, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Louisville, Memphis, Minneapolis, Nashville, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C., according to John Edwards, I-Link chairman and CEO.

"Now that we have proven that we can successfully layer our IP technologies on top of any type of telecommunications infrastructure--be it a copper, fiber optic or mobile system--we are ready to bring our enhanced communications services and great long-distance rates to the majority of the U.S. population via our IP telephony network," Edwards said.

Edwards estimates the expansion to reach more than 100 area codes, and 125 million potential customers.