Advanced Radio Telecom Corp. will introduce 100 megabits-per-second Internet access service
to businesses in the San Jose area beginning Sept. 8 using an
unprecedented broadband fixed wireless/fiber network.
Internet access via ART’s 100Mbps network enables the use of bandwidth
intensive applications such as video streaming, large file transfers and
real-time interactive collaboration that are difficult to perform using
today’s bandwidth-constrained local distribution infrastructure.
Businesses in the San Jose area can sign up for ART’s 100Mbps Internet access starting at $1,250 per month.
ART’s network features a new broadband wireless radio from Triton Network
Systems called Invisible Fiber, as well as Ethernet routing and switching
products supplied by Cisco Systems. ART will deploy the Triton Network and
Cisco hardware in a self-healing ring architecture that links commercial
office buildings together creating a fully redundant network capable of
providing 200Mbps of total bandwidth on its bi-directional paths.
ART also has signed a definitive agreement for a $251 million equity
investment with Qwest Communications International Inc., and a group of
high-tech investment funds — including Oak Investment Partners,
MeriTech Capital Partners, Advent International, Accel Partners, Brentwood
Venture Capital, Worldview Technology Partners, Bessemer Venture Capital,
Adams Capital Management and Columbia Capital.