CAIS Internet Launches DSL Services
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CAIS Internet, a unit of CGX Communications Co., Monday began a national rollout of high speed Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) Internet service for residents and businesses in the metro-Washington, D.C. area.
The company said after the launch in Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland, it plans to unveil the high-speed DSL service, dubbed HyperDSL, in Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area and San Francisco in the first quarter of 1999.
DSL uses on existing telephone lines to provide a high-speed, dedicated Internet connection.
Single users can obtain HyperLink service in three levels, at speeds from 640 kilobits per second to 7.1 megabits per second, with pricing starting at $57.95 per month.
"Today's announcement is a critical step in our national expansion as the specialist in the provision of high-speed Internet access in both shared- tenant and single residence and office environments," said Ulysses G. Auger II, chairman and president of CGX Communications and CAIS Internet.