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California ISP Speeds Up Access

In an effort to speed up its service, Internet service provider Orconet is teaming up with modem manufacturer and Hayes Corp. to provide high-speed asymmetrical digital subscriber line (ADSL) products and services to California Internet users.

Under terms of the deal, Orconet will offer its subscribers ADSL access, as well as Hayes' ADSL PCI modem. The modem delivers data directly to the desktop via asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) and can receive data up to 100 times faster than current 56 Kbps modems.

"With ADSL technology in place, downloads, which ordinarily take minutes with analog modems, can be performed in seconds," said Kordon Vaughn, Hayes' ADSL product manager.

"This allows users to run more graphic- and audio-intensive applications from the Internet, as well as realize an entire new world of interactive three dimensional applications that cannot be experienced with today's slow access technologies."

Orconet's monthly access fees for ADSL service start at $98, which includes Internet access, e-mail and all telephone line fees. The Hayes ADSL PCI Modem is available immediately for $299. Modem installation costs are not included.

"Our goal is to keep new products and services at the forefront of our thinking, in order to provide our customers with the best service and options available," said Maury Rosas, Orconet's president. "The Hayes ADSL PCI modem allows us to attain our goal."