FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Brian Muys, PSINet
Vikki Holmes, EarthLink
EARTHLINK NETWORK TO TAP PSINET BACKBONE
FOR 28.8 AND ISDN CUSTOMER ACCESS
HERNDON, VA, AND PASADENA, CA, JULY 23, 1996 -- EarthLink
Inc. and PSINet, Inc. today announced a major agreement for EarthLink
utilize PSINet's network infrastructure for delivering Internet access
customers. The agreement includes both 28.8k and ISDN dial-up
Under the terms of the deal, EarthLink customers will have
the Internet through facilities provided by PSINet in more than 237
in the U.S. and Canada. EarthLink already delivers Internet access to
than 120,000 customers in North America.
"At EarthLink, we are committed to providing an excellent
experience for our customers," said Sky Dayton, EarthLink's founder
chairman. "Early on, we recognized the value of partnering with
leaders. Our new partnership with PSINet gives our customers access to
the best Internet networks in the world, and augments our existing
EarthLink's Internet customers will not notice any change in
service with this new announcement, but EarthLink will be able to
ensure quality of service by providing access in each city according
best available network.
"This announcement is part of our new strategy to focus
building and maintaining the best high-performance, reliable Internet
for businesses and large wholesale customers," said William L.
PSINet's chairman and CEO. "EarthLink understands how to attract and
the consumer Internet user, and they have maintained their leadership
customer care during their enormous growth. They make an ideal partner
The agreement includes a provision for PSINet to send new
it receives for consumer dial-up Internet access directly to
financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
EarthLink Network provides reliable, easy-to-use Internet access
services. EarthLink's Total Access Software was recently rated "A" by
The Net magazine.
Headquartered in Pasadena, Calif., EarthLink provides access in 292
in the U.S. and Canada. Additional product and pricing information can
obtained by calling 800/395-8425, or through EarthLink's web site at
PSINet is a leading provider of Internet access, services and
to both organizations and individuals throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Company's PSINet network offers access to the Internet from more than
points-of-presence (POPs) worldwide, including Holland, Japan, Canada,
Korea and the U.K. Internet access options range from high-speed modem
and ISDN for telecommuters and small office LANs to dedicated
circuits for corporate connectivity. Network Computing Magazine
PSINet a winner of its Well-Connected Award as "Best Internet Access
The company has its headquarters in Herndon, VA., with sales
service offices across the U.S.; Cambridge, England; Toronto; and
Further product and pricing information can be obtained by calling
4100, through PSINet's Web site at http://www.psi.net; or by sending
an e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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