ISP Channel, a division of SoftNet Systems Inc., announced Monday
it entered into an agreement with Teleponce’s TPC Connect to provide
high-speed cable Internet access to Teleponce’s customers in
Ponce, Puerto Rico.
The deal represents the first high-speed cable Internet access to Puerto
Rico, the companies said. The ISP Channel offers an end-to-end high speed
Internet-over-cable access system that will reach approximately 125,000
homes in Ponce.
“ISP Channel’s offering represents the first affordable high- speed service
available in our market and gives consumers a welcome choice in selecting
Internet access service,” said Hector Gonzales, president of Teleponce
Cable TV and its affiliate TPC Connect.
“This opportunity gives us a foundation to grow our bi-lingual marketing,
sales, technical support and local content initiatives,” said Lawrence
Brilliant, SoftNet Systems president and chief executive officer.
He also said that the company soon plans on launching a bi-lingual version
of ISP Channel’s Web site, LOCALE. It offers a platform of tools and
national content partners, designed to empower the local community,
merchants, education and local government to build online communities and
promote local e-commerce.