Internet Commerce & Communications' CEO Douglas Hanson Elected to Serve as CompTel's Chairman

Hanson Re-Elected at CompTel's 20th Anniversary

Convention and Trade Exposition



Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Internet Commerce & Communications

    DENVER, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Internet Commerce & Communications, a
 national web solutions/e-commerce and connectivity company, announced today
 that it's Chairman, President, and CEO, Douglas Hanson, has been unanimously
 re-elected as Chairman of CompTel Board of Directors.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001130/LATH033LOGO )
     "This is a critical year for the telecommunications industry and I am
 honored that I was re-elected to support our industry's agenda of providing
 consumers with accessible, affordable telephone service," stated Hanson.
 "CompTel is the leading trade association for the competitive
 telecommunications industry and has been a driving force in convincing
 regulators to enforce the 1996 Telecom Act, which was the legislation giving
 consumers choice in service."
     Hanson was re-elected at the CompTel's 20th Anniversary Convention and
 Trade Exposition at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort and Convention
 Center.  In December 2000, Mr. Hanson was named interim chairman after the
 resignation of Anthony Cassara of Global Crossing.  Hanson is a
 telecommunications industry leader, and the person behind the rise of Internet
 Commerce & Communications, a national e-business and convergent communications
 company.  Since assuming leadership IC&C in 1997, Hanson has helped the
 company to increase its product offerings and services, and its geographic
 reach.
     "I am delighted to welcome Doug as CompTel's Chairman," said H. Russell
 Frisby, Jr., CompTel's President.  "Doug is one of the most vocal proponents
 of competition and his leadership and vision is an inspiration to all of our
 member companies."
 
     About Internet Commerce & Communications
     Denver-based Internet Commerce & Communications is a national e-commerce
 and connectivity company focusing on Web solutions for small and medium-sized
 businesses.  The company specializes in e-business applications; consulting,
 hosting, co-location, and web solutions, including design and marketing; and
 high-speed access, including DSL service.  IC&C has annualized revenue of
 approximately $70 million and more than 130,000 customers nationwide.  The
 company wholly owns a shopping, e-commerce and portal site, www.webzone.com.
 For more information about IC&C, call (800) 411-6066, or visit www.iccx.net.
 
     About CompTel
     Based in Washington, DC, CompTel is the premier trade association
 representing U.S. and international competitive communications firms and their
 suppliers who offer a variety of local, domestic and international long
 distance, voice, data, Internet and wireless services.  The association's
 members include global and national firms, regional carriers and emerging
 local competitive companies, including major CLECs.  Visit CompTel on the
 Internet at www.comptel.org, or call 202/296-6650 for more information.
 
     This press release may contain forward-looking statements.  Although the
 company believes these statements are based on reasonable assumptions,
 differences between assumed facts and actual results can be material,
 depending on the circumstances.  For example, this announcement may not result
 in significant additional revenue for IC&C.  Investors should be aware of the
 important factors and risks that could have a material impact on future cash
 results and should refer to the cautionary statements sections of IC&C's
 periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its
 most recent forms 10-K and 10-Q (including filings made under ticker symbols
 RMII and INCC).
 
 

SOURCE Internet Commerce & Communications
    DENVER, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Internet Commerce & Communications, a
 national web solutions/e-commerce and connectivity company, announced today
 that it's Chairman, President, and CEO, Douglas Hanson, has been unanimously
 re-elected as Chairman of CompTel Board of Directors.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001130/LATH033LOGO )
     "This is a critical year for the telecommunications industry and I am
 honored that I was re-elected to support our industry's agenda of providing
 consumers with accessible, affordable telephone service," stated Hanson.
 "CompTel is the leading trade association for the competitive
 telecommunications industry and has been a driving force in convincing
 regulators to enforce the 1996 Telecom Act, which was the legislation giving
 consumers choice in service."
     Hanson was re-elected at the CompTel's 20th Anniversary Convention and
 Trade Exposition at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort and Convention
 Center.  In December 2000, Mr. Hanson was named interim chairman after the
 resignation of Anthony Cassara of Global Crossing.  Hanson is a
 telecommunications industry leader, and the person behind the rise of Internet
 Commerce & Communications, a national e-business and convergent communications
 company.  Since assuming leadership IC&C in 1997, Hanson has helped the
 company to increase its product offerings and services, and its geographic
 reach.
     "I am delighted to welcome Doug as CompTel's Chairman," said H. Russell
 Frisby, Jr., CompTel's President.  "Doug is one of the most vocal proponents
 of competition and his leadership and vision is an inspiration to all of our
 member companies."
 
     About Internet Commerce & Communications
     Denver-based Internet Commerce & Communications is a national e-commerce
 and connectivity company focusing on Web solutions for small and medium-sized
 businesses.  The company specializes in e-business applications; consulting,
 hosting, co-location, and web solutions, including design and marketing; and
 high-speed access, including DSL service.  IC&C has annualized revenue of
 approximately $70 million and more than 130,000 customers nationwide.  The
 company wholly owns a shopping, e-commerce and portal site, www.webzone.com.
 For more information about IC&C, call (800) 411-6066, or visit www.iccx.net.
 
     About CompTel
     Based in Washington, DC, CompTel is the premier trade association
 representing U.S. and international competitive communications firms and their
 suppliers who offer a variety of local, domestic and international long
 distance, voice, data, Internet and wireless services.  The association's
 members include global and national firms, regional carriers and emerging
 local competitive companies, including major CLECs.  Visit CompTel on the
 Internet at www.comptel.org, or call 202/296-6650 for more information.
 
     This press release may contain forward-looking statements.  Although the
 company believes these statements are based on reasonable assumptions,
 differences between assumed facts and actual results can be material,
 depending on the circumstances.  For example, this announcement may not result
 in significant additional revenue for IC&C.  Investors should be aware of the
 important factors and risks that could have a material impact on future cash
 results and should refer to the cautionary statements sections of IC&C's
 periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its
 most recent forms 10-K and 10-Q (including filings made under ticker symbols
 RMII and INCC).
 
 SOURCE  Internet Commerce & Communications