RMI.NET, Zyan Partner to Provide National DSL Service

National service provider RMI.NET Inc.
Monday reached an agreement with Zyan
Communications Inc.
to deliver digital subscriber line services
nationwide.

National broadband services provider Zyan Communications specializes in
providing network-based IP services for the business market segment.

The partnership provides and estimated $2.2 million in savings on RMI.NET’s
national DSL service rollout. As a result of the deal
The Denver-based service provider has the ability to offer high-speed
Internet access in Zyan’s national network of major metropolitan markets.

RMI.NET provides DSL access in major metropolitan service areas covered by
deals with US West ,
Ameritech, SBC Communications Inc. ,
and smaller city market segments through an agreement with New Edge Networks Inc.

Doug Hanson, RMI.NET chairman and chief executive officer, said the Zyan
partnership allows it to cut costs and start serving up broadband access
nationwide.

“This partnership with Zyan further enhances RMI.NET’s ability to provide
DSL service throughout the United States while reducing our cost,” Hanson
said. “By continuing to add DSL partners, RMI.NET has extended its coverage
to well over 400 markets nationwide.”

Crosby Haffner, Zyan Communications president and chief operating officer
said it’s proud to add RMI.NET to its private label partnership program.

“By leveraging our core competency in DSL provisioning and installation,
RMI.NET will be able to focus on its e-business applications and allow Zyan
to handle the installation and provisioning of DSL lines,” Haffner said.

Hanson added the firm intended to utilize the Zyan deal to market its
e-commerce sales and services in a bundled access package for clients.

“By continuing to expand our DSL coverage, we feel our Web solution and
e-commerce sales will also continue to increase for the foreseeable
future,” added said.

RMI.NET launched its DSL initiative in September 1999; to date the national
service connects businesses with high-speed Internet access through than
4,500 revved-up copper lines.

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