DSL Extreme Boosts Small Business Offerings With Higher-Speed DSL and T1 Services

Aug 05, 2008, 01:00 ET from DSL Extreme

    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- DSL Extreme, a leading provider of
 DSL and business-related Internet services, announced today that it now
 offers higher-speed Covad ADSL 2+ and T1 broadband services to business
 customers. These new service offerings provide small to medium-sized
 businesses with faster data speeds, so they can reliably power today's
 bandwidth-intensive applications, including file sharing and video
     "With broadband innovation from Covad and comprehensive support from
 DSL Extreme, our business customers get a distinct competitive edge," said
 George Mitsopoulos, VP and General Manager of DSL Extreme. "Employees can
 work more efficiently. And with 99.9% guaranteed uptime on T1 plans,
 employers can ensure 24x7 productivity."
     The ADSL 2+ service is available today in Los Angeles, San Diego and
 the San Francisco Bay Area in California, as well as Atlanta, Chicago,
 Dallas, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Washington, DC.
 Customers in these regions can choose ADSL 2+ download speeds between 8.0
 and 15.0 Mbps, with an upload speed of 1.0Mbps on all packages.
     The T1 service is offered in 30 metro areas and provides symmetrical
 download/upload speeds of 1.5/1.5 Mbps. For customers who require maximum
 bandwidth for e-commerce, video, online data storage, and other demanding
 applications, DSL Extreme offers bonded T1 service, which harnesses the
 power of two full T1 lines and boasts speeds of 3.0/3.0 Mbps.
     "There are a great deal of synergies between Covad and DSL Extreme,"
 said Juliet G. Settlemier Ivey, Vice President of Sales for the Wholesale
 Group at Covad. "With our nationwide footprint and their success in the
 broadband market, DSL Extreme can continue to expand its reach into the
 business user marketplace."
     For IKANO Communications, Inc., the parent company of DSL Extreme, the
 new higher-speed broadband offerings strengthen IKANO's company-wide
 commitment to small businesses. "Our new ADSL 2+ and T1 services complement
 DSL Extreme's communication and collaboration offerings for businesses and
 service providers -- including hosted Microsoft Exchange, Sharepoint and
 Google Apps," said George Naspo, CEO of IKANO. "Our customers can purchase
 their Internet access, enterprise email service and web hosting from a
 single trusted provider. And they'll know they're getting reliable service
 at the fastest possible data speeds."
     The new DSL Extreme ADSL 2+ higher-speed broadband service plans are
 competitively priced and start as low as $89.95 per month. T1 service plans
 start at only $359 per month. All plans include free professional
 installation with no setup or activation fees, as well as the DSL Extreme
 business service agreement, which offers static IPs, email with anti-spam
 and virus protection, pre-configured high speed DSL modem or T1 router, and
 free technical support.
     To learn how to order from DSL Extreme, call 866-2-GET-NET, or visit
 http://www.dslextreme.com/dsl for ADSL 2+ services, and
 http://www.dslextreme.com/t1 for T1 services.
     About DSL Extreme
     DSL Extreme is the largest private DSL provider in California and
 offers high-speed and traditional Internet services nationwide. Founded in
 1999 and headquartered in Los Angeles, DSL Extreme offers a suite of online
 services for consumer and business customers -- including DSL and dial-up
 Internet access, email, website hosting and data circuits with superior
 quality connectivity. The DSL Extreme network serves tens of thousands of
 clients across the country. To learn more, visit http://www.dslextreme.com.
     About IKANO Communications, Inc.
     IKANO, founded in 1999, is a provider of IP solutions including email,
 Internet access, hosting, billing and end user support. IKANO makes it easy
 for customers and service providers to maintain their unique brand while
 eliminating the hassle of maintaining servers, network contracts and call
 centers. IKANO provides hosted Exchange and Google Apps services
 (http://www.ikano.com/googleapps) and support for businesses and
 organizations. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, the company has
 offices in Los Angeles, Seattle, and Toronto and offers services in the
 United States and Canada. IKANO is backed by leading industry investors,
 including Insight Venture Partners. Companies interested in learning more
 about IKANO should contact info@ikano.com, call 877.492.0121 or visit