Speakeasy.net Opens Doors to Stranded Northpoint Customers

ISP Offers Reinstallation Cost Reduction for Business and Residential Services



Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Speakeasy.net

    SEATTLE, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Speakeasy.net, a leading broadband
 service provider specializing in premium DSL connectivity, announced today
 that it will waive the $225 installation fee for all Northpoint business-class
 customers.  In addition, Speakeasy.net is extending a Covad hardware trade-in
 program for both residential and business-class services, resulting in an
 attractive free installation and free hardware promotion.
     Thousands of DSL subscribers will be left without connectivity as a result
 of Northpoint's network operation closure.  Speakeasy.net will aid many of
 these customers by reducing the re-installation costs significantly.  To
 qualify, subscribers need to initiate the process by visiting
 http://www.speakeasy.net/northpoint .
     "It's unfortunate that we cannot simply switch these customers from
 Northpoint's network to our own," comments Michael Apgar, CEO of
 Speakeasy.net.  "Waiving the installation fee is our way of alleviating the
 burden of a new DSL installation."
     Since the beginning of the year, Speakeasy.net has gained over ten
 thousand active DSL circuits, contributing to its steady growth and allowing
 it to further develop its infrastructure and continued financial stability.
 
     About Speakeasy.net
     Founded in 1994, Speakeasy.net is a privately held, national Broadband
 Service Provider focused on building a comprehensive broadband experience.  By
 fusing the utility and entertainment available on the Internet, Speakeasy.net
 is building on the trend it established with its groundbreaking multimedia
 Internet cafe -- one of the first in the world.  As an independently
 competitive ISP, Speakeasy.net offers broadband connectivity via DSL, in
 addition to packaged solutions catering to innovators across the nation.  With
 partnerships that include InterNAP, PhoneFree, ViAir, Ucentric Systems, and
 GameSpy Industries, Speakeasy.net continues to develop value-added services
 that define the broadband frontier.  For more information, please visit
 http://www.speakeasy.net.
 
     CONTACT:  Kat Oak, Public Relations of Speakeasy.net, 206-971-5110, or
 pr@speakeasy.net.
 
 

SOURCE Speakeasy.net
    SEATTLE, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Speakeasy.net, a leading broadband
 service provider specializing in premium DSL connectivity, announced today
 that it will waive the $225 installation fee for all Northpoint business-class
 customers.  In addition, Speakeasy.net is extending a Covad hardware trade-in
 program for both residential and business-class services, resulting in an
 attractive free installation and free hardware promotion.
     Thousands of DSL subscribers will be left without connectivity as a result
 of Northpoint's network operation closure.  Speakeasy.net will aid many of
 these customers by reducing the re-installation costs significantly.  To
 qualify, subscribers need to initiate the process by visiting
 http://www.speakeasy.net/northpoint .
     "It's unfortunate that we cannot simply switch these customers from
 Northpoint's network to our own," comments Michael Apgar, CEO of
 Speakeasy.net.  "Waiving the installation fee is our way of alleviating the
 burden of a new DSL installation."
     Since the beginning of the year, Speakeasy.net has gained over ten
 thousand active DSL circuits, contributing to its steady growth and allowing
 it to further develop its infrastructure and continued financial stability.
 
     About Speakeasy.net
     Founded in 1994, Speakeasy.net is a privately held, national Broadband
 Service Provider focused on building a comprehensive broadband experience.  By
 fusing the utility and entertainment available on the Internet, Speakeasy.net
 is building on the trend it established with its groundbreaking multimedia
 Internet cafe -- one of the first in the world.  As an independently
 competitive ISP, Speakeasy.net offers broadband connectivity via DSL, in
 addition to packaged solutions catering to innovators across the nation.  With
 partnerships that include InterNAP, PhoneFree, ViAir, Ucentric Systems, and
 GameSpy Industries, Speakeasy.net continues to develop value-added services
 that define the broadband frontier.  For more information, please visit
 http://www.speakeasy.net.
 
     CONTACT:  Kat Oak, Public Relations of Speakeasy.net, 206-971-5110, or
 pr@speakeasy.net.
 
 SOURCE  Speakeasy.net