Epoch Expands DSL Coverage

Privately-held ISP Epoch
announced it is adding more Southern California service
areas for its TSpeed Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) Internet access service.

Los Angeles County and Orange County cities new to Epoch’s service area
include Artesia, El Segundo, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, North Hollywood,
Orange, Pasadena, Redondo, Reseda, Rolling Hills, Sherman Oaks, Torrance,
Slater, South Pasadena, and West Los Angeles. Cities already introduced to
Epoch’s TSpeed service include Anaheim, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Canoga
Park, Gardena, Huntington Park, Los Angeles, and Van Nuys, the company said.

TSpeed delivers dedicated Internet access at scalable speeds from 144 Kbps
to 1.5 Mbps (comparable to T-1 access)–reportedly up to 50 times faster
than typical dial-up connections using modems and 10 times
faster than ISDN service.

TSpeed costs begin at $35 per seat, the firm said, or users can select
unlimited-user cap rates, which range from $105 to $210. Additional local
Exchange Carrier (LEC) fees start at $90.

Epoch said the service is aimed at small- to medium-sized businesses that
increasingly rely upon Internet connections for e-mail and other
mission-critical business activities, and those that would benefit greatly
from dedicated access, but previously could not justify the expense of
ISDN or T-1 connections.

Founded in 1994, Epoch offers high-speed, dedicated access products (DSL,
56 Kbps to T-3) and analog dial-up access coast-to-coast from more than 180
Points of Presence (POPs). A full service solutions provider, Epoch also
provides Web site and e-mail hosting; server co-location; firewalls and
Virtual Private Networks; e-commerce solutions; and various brandable Internet services for telecommunications companies.

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