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PSINet-Canada Forms Limited Partnership With iPass

iPass announced Monday that PSINet Ltd., a wholly-owned Canadian subsidiary of PSINet Inc. has agreed to offer businesses in Canada global roaming services with iPass.

PSINet's InterRamp business customers will gain expanded access to the Internet in more than 150 countries through iPass "Access Anywhere" service.

"Expanding the reach of our customers' global connectivity in remote parts of the world was an absolute requirement for us to maintain reliable, secure, affordable and easy-to-use services for our customers," said Bryan Boyd, vice president of sales and marketing for PSINet Limited.

"The iPass solution meets our anticipated needs for growth within the next year and we are impressed with their commitment to having a first-class service well into the future."

Bob Schoettle, vice-president of marketing for iPass, said the company is "very pleased the iPass 'Access Anywhere' service has been selected by PSINet in Canada to expand access to its network internationally."

Schoettle added "iPass is focused on partnering with the leading North American ISPs to bring strong service offerings to business customers. As businesses are relying more heavily on the Internet for access to e-mail and for the outsourcing of remote access to corporate networks, the iPass service is a key solution for keeping remote users connected to mission critical information."

The iPass Internet Roaming service is immediately available to InterRamp customers. After access has been enabled, InterRamp customers need to download the iPass connection software to interface with local access numbers when traveling.

In order to provide global Internet access solutions, iPass partners with leading telecom operators and ISPs around the globe to provide multiple access points to travelers worldwide.