NetWay Internet Offers StarBand Two-Way, High-Speed Satellite Internet Access
NetWay Internet enters into a partnership through US Online
with StarBand Communications to deliver two-way, high-speed, satellite Internet
access to local businesses and residences.
North Andover, Ma, June 20, 2002 – NetWay Internet, Massachusetts’ leading
Internet Service provider today announced the availability of two-way,
high-speed satellite Internet access for small business and residential
customers. The new service is the
product of a strategic partnership through US Online with StarBand
Communications, the industry leader in two-way, always-on satellite Internet access. The service provides NetWay Internet’s small
business and residential customers a high-speed connection virtually anywhere
in Massachusetts. “We no longer face
the physical limitations of DSL and Fiber Optic lines in delivering high-speed
Internet access”, states NetWay Internet CEO Craig Nuttall.
The new service delivers an always-on connection to the Internet with
download speeds up to 1 Mbps for small business customers and 500 kbps for
residential consumers -- no phone service is required. The satellite Internet connection is
professionally installed through small antennas on roofs, walls of customer
homes or via pole mount. The antennas connect to StarBand’s Model 360 high-speed satellite modem, which connects to a Windows
based PC via a USB or Ethernet port.
When a customer accesses the service, the signal travels over the inside
and outside wiring to the antenna. The
antenna then relays the data signals to a satellite and the satellite sends the
signal to the StarBand Network Operations Center where it gathers, aggregates
and routes the signals to deliver data from the Internet to the customer.
The residential service is priced
at $69.99 monthly; it requires the purchase of the antenna and satellite
modem ($549) and installation (standard install starts at $199). The antenna also accommodates EchoStar’s
DISH Network satellite TV programming for a one dish solution for high-speed
satellite Internet and satellite television services. The Business service is $129.99 (up to 3 PC networking
package) and $169.99 (up to 5 PC networking package) monthly; it
requires the antenna and satellite modem ($799) and installation. The business service also includes a static
IP address, networking software and Virtual Private Networking support.
“The StarBand-NetWay partnership
means more channels for more consumers to gain the speed and power of two-way,
always-on Internet service,” said StarBand Co-Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer Zur Feldman. “Consumers everywhere want a reliable, high-performance
Internet solution for their home and/or small business and our partnership with
NetWay Internet delivers on that promise virtually anywhere.”
NetWay Internet, Inc. a is locally owned and operated
Internet Service Provider serving Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode
Island. The Company provides unlimited
dialup, wireless broadband, leased line and satellite Internet access, along
with web design and hosting. Since it’s
founding in 1995 NetWay Internet has consistently been among New England’s top
Internet service providers. For
additional company information, please visit the NetWay Internet website at: www.netway.com. Customers can call 978.557.0097 for more information on obtaining
StarBand service through NetWay Internet.
About StarBand Communications Inc.
Communications Inc., headquartered in McLean, Virginia, is America’s first
nationwide provider of two-way, always-on, high-speed Internet access via
satellite to residential customers.
StarBand was recognized with the ‘Most Innovative Internet Service
Provider’ award sponsored by Interactive Week and the Net Economy in September
2001 and awarded one of 21 finOvation Awards for product excellence by readers
and editors of Farm Industry News in January 2002. Founded in early 2000, StarBand’s investors and strategic
partners include EchoStar Communications Corporation, Gilat Satellite Networks
Ltd., Microsoft Corporation and FS Investments.
Inc., headquartered in
McLean, Virginia, is America’s first nationwide provider of two-way, always-on,
high-speed Internet access via satellite to residential customers. In February, 2002, StarBand introduced
StarBand Small Office service, a business-grade product for small business owners
wanting the affordable, always-on features of high-speed satellite Internet
access – virtually anywhere they run their business. StarBand
was recognized with the ‘Most Innovative Internet Service Provider’ award
sponsored by Interactive Week and the Net Economy in September 2001 and awarded
one of 21 finOvation Awards for product excellence by readers and editors of
Farm Industry News in January 2002.
Founded in early 2000, StarBand’s investors and strategic partners
include Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., Microsoft Corporation, EchoStar
Communications Corporation and FS Investments.
StarBand has exclusive rights to offer Gilat’s two-way, high-speed
consumer Internet technology in the United States, Mexico and Canada. Visit StarBand at www.StarBand.com. StarBand is a trademark and servicemark of StarBand
About US Online
Online, headquartered in Wenatchee, Washington, is a privately held
corporation. The company serves the
critical and competitive needs of local and regional ISPs with its own set of
core and third party services. The
company supports a growing number of ISP affiliates and their subscribers. The current US Online ISP partner network
serves 400,000 subscribers in 1,000 cities across 45 U.S. states. For
additional company information, please visit the US Online website at: www.usonline.com. Customers can call 509.663.6031 for more information on obtaining
StarBand service through the US Online ISP partner network.