Riptide to Supply DSL Access to Canadian ISPs, Carriers

plans to use advanced DSL technology to enable
Canadian ISPs and carriers to offer affordable, high-speed Internet
service to their small and medium-sized business customers.

“Riptide’s approach is unique in Canada,” said Philip Bates, Riptide
Communications’ president and CEO. He said that demand for high-speed
Internet access is exploding, yet many smaller businesses across the
country cannot get affordable access to the critical service.

Bates added that Riptide plans to co-locate DSL equipment in
approximately 300 telephone company offices across the country,
covering 75 percent of the Canadian population. It will provide only high-speed
access services, servicing only ISPs and carriers in Canada, and it will
be guided operationally in the slogan of simplicity and low cost, according to Riptide.

“Our independence from major telephone companies will make us an
attractive DSL provider for ISPs and carriers alike,” Bates said.

Riptide Communications is Canadian owned and controlled venture
focused on making affordable high-speed Internet access available to
small and medium-sized businesses. It has registered with the CRTC as a
Canadian carrier, and has also applied to the CRTC for registration as a
CLEC (Competitive Local Exchange Carrier).

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