NHL.com and Internap Network Services Team Up to Score on Net

Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Internap Network Services Corporation

    SEATTLE, April 30 /PRNewswire/ --
 Internap Network Services (Nasdaq: INAP), the leading intelligent routing
 services company, announced today that NHL.com, the official Web site of the
 National Hockey League, has selected Internap as its primary Internet
 connectivity provider.  NHL.com is currently connected to Internap's Service
 Point in New York to enhance its ability to provide news, schedules, scores,
 statistics and standings for its users.
     "Using Internap helps us deliver our information and entertainment in a
 more effective way," said Grant Nodine, Director of Web Operations for The
 National Hockey League.  "We chose Internap to ensure more efficient and
 dependable Internet connectivity for our users.  We were extremely pleased
 with how quickly they were able to turn us up, especially realizing the time
 pressures of the playoffs."
     "The fastest game on Earth just got faster," said Tony Naughtin, President
 and CEO of Internap Network Services.  "The Stanley Cup Playoffs are a very
 busy and exciting time for the NHL.  Our patented technology, which
 intelligently routes Internet traffic along the most optimal path in a manner
 that avoids the Internet's congestion points, will enhance features and
 services for NHL.com users."
     Internap is the leading provider of intelligent routing services over the
 Internet.  Its Overlay Network continuously monitors the traffic situation
 over all the major Internet backbones and routes mission-critical data in a
 faster, more reliable and more managed fashion than conventional Internet
 technology.
     NHL.com provides users with various features and services, including
 bulletin boards, fan-to-fan chats and other interactive and non-interactive
 features.  It also offers access to certain footage (video and audio),
 photographs, text, images, statistics, logos and other media and intellectual
 property related to or otherwise associated with the National Hockey League,
 its member clubs and the sport of hockey.
 
     About Internap
     Founded in 1996 in Seattle, Internap provides Internet connectivity that
 is faster and more reliable than conventional Internet service.  Internap's
 patented route management technology provides direct data transmission across
 the major Internet backbones through a single connection from a customer's
 network to one of Internap's Service Points. Internap's customers bypass
 congestion points on the Internet, avoiding packet loss, latency and other
 difficulties that can plague conventional Internet connectivity.  Internap
 services are currently available in numerous key markets throughout the United
 States including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Jose and
 Seattle.  Major companies and networks served by Internap include The Nasdaq
 Stock Market, Datek Online, Colgate Palmolive, Earthlink, Travelocity and many
 others.  Internap(R) and P-NAP(R) are registered trademarks of Internap.  All
 other trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.  For
 more information, visit www.Internap.com.
 
     "Safe Harbor" Statement
     This release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements
 that involve risks and uncertainties.  Readers are cautioned that these
 statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future
 events or results.  Readers are referred to the documents filed by Internap
 with the SEC, specifically its most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any
 later periodic reports, which identify important risk factors that could cause
 actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking
 statements, including, among other things, Internap's history of operating
 losses and expected future losses, Internap's limited operating history,
 fluctuations in Internap's quarterly operating results, Internet
 infrastructure and regulatory changes, volatility of stock price, deployment
 of new Service Points, integration of acquired businesses and rapid
 technological and market change.  All forward-looking statements are based on
 information available to Internap on the date hereof, and Internap assumes no
 obligation to update such statements.
 
     About NHL.com
     NHL.com is the official web site of the National Hockey League.  The site
 is maintained and hosted by the NHL and serves as the flagship of the NHL.com
 Network, which also includes all 30 official team sites.  NHL.com features NHL
 Game Radio, which allows listeners to follow live NHL game action free of
 charge.  The Broadband TV Section on NHL.com has exclusive Stanley Cup Playoff
 highlights, NHL Cool Shots episodes and special NHL Productions footage,
 including "All Access" previews and hockey-themed music videos.  NHL.com
 provides hockey fans with the League's Real-Time scoring system, updated
 scores and schedules as well as commentary and insights from NHL hockey
 experts.
 
     CONTACT:  media, Bill Hankes, 206-262-3737, orbhankes@internap.co, or
 investors, Tim Hanson, 206-262-3742, or thanson@internap.com, both of Internap
 Network Services; or Jamey Horan of National Hockey League, 212-789-2785, or
 jhoran@nhl.com.
 
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SOURCE Internap Network Services Corporation
    SEATTLE, April 30 /PRNewswire/ --
 Internap Network Services (Nasdaq: INAP), the leading intelligent routing
 services company, announced today that NHL.com, the official Web site of the
 National Hockey League, has selected Internap as its primary Internet
 connectivity provider.  NHL.com is currently connected to Internap's Service
 Point in New York to enhance its ability to provide news, schedules, scores,
 statistics and standings for its users.
     "Using Internap helps us deliver our information and entertainment in a
 more effective way," said Grant Nodine, Director of Web Operations for The
 National Hockey League.  "We chose Internap to ensure more efficient and
 dependable Internet connectivity for our users.  We were extremely pleased
 with how quickly they were able to turn us up, especially realizing the time
 pressures of the playoffs."
     "The fastest game on Earth just got faster," said Tony Naughtin, President
 and CEO of Internap Network Services.  "The Stanley Cup Playoffs are a very
 busy and exciting time for the NHL.  Our patented technology, which
 intelligently routes Internet traffic along the most optimal path in a manner
 that avoids the Internet's congestion points, will enhance features and
 services for NHL.com users."
     Internap is the leading provider of intelligent routing services over the
 Internet.  Its Overlay Network continuously monitors the traffic situation
 over all the major Internet backbones and routes mission-critical data in a
 faster, more reliable and more managed fashion than conventional Internet
 technology.
     NHL.com provides users with various features and services, including
 bulletin boards, fan-to-fan chats and other interactive and non-interactive
 features.  It also offers access to certain footage (video and audio),
 photographs, text, images, statistics, logos and other media and intellectual
 property related to or otherwise associated with the National Hockey League,
 its member clubs and the sport of hockey.
 
     About Internap
     Founded in 1996 in Seattle, Internap provides Internet connectivity that
 is faster and more reliable than conventional Internet service.  Internap's
 patented route management technology provides direct data transmission across
 the major Internet backbones through a single connection from a customer's
 network to one of Internap's Service Points. Internap's customers bypass
 congestion points on the Internet, avoiding packet loss, latency and other
 difficulties that can plague conventional Internet connectivity.  Internap
 services are currently available in numerous key markets throughout the United
 States including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Jose and
 Seattle.  Major companies and networks served by Internap include The Nasdaq
 Stock Market, Datek Online, Colgate Palmolive, Earthlink, Travelocity and many
 others.  Internap(R) and P-NAP(R) are registered trademarks of Internap.  All
 other trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.  For
 more information, visit www.Internap.com.
 
     "Safe Harbor" Statement
     This release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements
 that involve risks and uncertainties.  Readers are cautioned that these
 statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future
 events or results.  Readers are referred to the documents filed by Internap
 with the SEC, specifically its most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any
 later periodic reports, which identify important risk factors that could cause
 actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking
 statements, including, among other things, Internap's history of operating
 losses and expected future losses, Internap's limited operating history,
 fluctuations in Internap's quarterly operating results, Internet
 infrastructure and regulatory changes, volatility of stock price, deployment
 of new Service Points, integration of acquired businesses and rapid
 technological and market change.  All forward-looking statements are based on
 information available to Internap on the date hereof, and Internap assumes no
 obligation to update such statements.
 
     About NHL.com
     NHL.com is the official web site of the National Hockey League.  The site
 is maintained and hosted by the NHL and serves as the flagship of the NHL.com
 Network, which also includes all 30 official team sites.  NHL.com features NHL
 Game Radio, which allows listeners to follow live NHL game action free of
 charge.  The Broadband TV Section on NHL.com has exclusive Stanley Cup Playoff
 highlights, NHL Cool Shots episodes and special NHL Productions footage,
 including "All Access" previews and hockey-themed music videos.  NHL.com
 provides hockey fans with the League's Real-Time scoring system, updated
 scores and schedules as well as commentary and insights from NHL hockey
 experts.
 
     CONTACT:  media, Bill Hankes, 206-262-3737, orbhankes@internap.co, or
 investors, Tim Hanson, 206-262-3742, or thanson@internap.com, both of Internap
 Network Services; or Jamey Horan of National Hockey League, 212-789-2785, or
 jhoran@nhl.com.
 
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