Bell Atlantic Wins Contract to Deliver
Information-Highway.com Makes Splash
In Eastern U.S. with Bell Atlantic DSL Offering
September 28, 1999
NEW YORK -- Bell Atlantic has won a contract to deliver a complete
suite of Internet solutions to Information-Highway.com (OTC BB:
IHWY), an Internet service provider (ISP) based in British Columbia, Canada.
Under an agreement announced today, the Bell Atlantic Data Solutions
Group will provide Information-Highway.com with Bell Atlantic
Infospeedsm DSL (Digital Subscriber Line), Internet Protocol (IP) routing
service and affordable, high-speed Internet access.
Information-Highway.com will repackage the services and create its own
Internet offering, which will feature stock quotes, local news and weather,
and other specialized content. Information-Highway.com will begin
offering the services to customers in the Bell Atlantic service area next
"Our goal is to give business customers -- including Information
service providers -- the tools they need to gain a competitive edge in a
world where e-commerce reigns supreme," said Joe Farina,
president and chief executive officer of the Bell Atlantic Data Solutions
Group. The Data Solutions Group specializes in meeting the data
networking and Internet needs of large business customers.
"We're providing our customer, Information-Highway.com, with
the DSL platform and network elements it needs to succeed as an
ISP," said Farina. "In turn, Information-Highway.com will
supply a full range of Internet solutions to its customers. "
The arrangement enables Information-Highway.com to establish its first-
ever DSL presence in the eastern U.S. Information-Highway.com
provides Internet services to customers in Canada, Mexico and the U.S.
"Our company will now be a full-service provider of Internet
solutions with a much larger geographic reach," said John
Robertson, chief executive officer of Information-Highway.com.
"We expect the agreement with Bell Atlantic to dramatically
increase our customer base in the next three years."
Bell Atlantic Infospeed DSL provides reliable Internet access at speeds up
to 125 times faster than ordinary dial-up modem connections. DSL
enables users to remain connected to the Internet 24-hours-a-day,
eliminating annoying busy signals as well as the time and cost of waiting
to connect. And, because the service works on the same line as the phone,
customers don't have to pay for additional lines -- they can talk while they
search the Net.
"Packaging Bell Atlantic's Infospeed DSL with the appropriate IP
technologies creates a powerful Internet access package that delivers super
speed at a lower cost," said Farina. "Our offering will tear
down the financial barriers to small businesses looking to compete with
About Bell Atlantic Data Solutions Group
Bell Atlantic Data Solutions Group (DSG) www.ba-dsg.com is dedicated
to providing globally integrated network solutions that seamlessly connect
businesses with their customers, partners and employees. DSG provides
all aspects of data networking from the management and operation of
customer networks and network integration, to network transport and
advanced IP services such as intranets and extranets, virtual private
networks, web hosting and multimedia services. DSG provides Internet
access in cooperation with a network of global service providers.
About Bell Atlantic
Bell Atlantic is at the forefront of the new communications and
information industry. With more than 43 million telephone access lines
and nearly 10 million wireless customers worldwide, Bell Atlantic
companies are premier providers of advanced wireline voice and data
services, market leaders in wireless services and the world's largest
publishers of directory information. Bell Atlantic companies are also
among the world's largest investors in high-growth global communications
markets, with operations and investments in 23 countries.
Information-Highway.com, Inc. is a leading Internet Service Provider
(ISP) engaged in web content development and Internet access throughout
North America. The company provides dial-up and dedicated Internet
access as well as web site hosting to over 23,000 users. Information-
Highway.com's premiere online service, The Executive Club, is a
localized regional Internet portal that can save users vast amounts of time
by allowing them to access stock quotes, weather forecasts, community
events, online trading, web searches, multicasting, free Internet-based
long-distance telephone calls and shopping -- all from one place.