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GTE Offers Wholesale Internet Access

GTE Internetworking Tuesday launched ISP Direct, designed to give Internet service providers and university customers access to its tier-one Internet backbone.

The service is available to customers with fixed or flex T1s and T3s, multi-T1 and fractional T3s and allows customers to monitor and troubleshoot local loop connections. Ethernet connections are also available in selected cities.

GTE Internetworking assists with limited router configuration support during the provisioning process and provides sales, implementation and technical support groups dedicated to ISP Direct customers.

"With the combination of GTE's network infrastructure and a dedicated support team, ISP Direct provides quality, dependable network connections and client support at substantial cost savings," said Susan Birkenheier, ISP direct service line manager.

"We are anticipating customer needs by providing the connection, service and management they require to build a competitive local or national ISP offering."