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Company
Coverage Area
Price
Additional Services
Adelphia Power Link
www.adelphiapowerpage.com
Maryland: 800-486-6822
Virginia: 888-683-1000

HQ: Greenwood Village, Co.

Total users: 1.04 million

Years in Service: 8

Updated: Feb. 2, 2004
Frederick, Loudoun, Stafford Cable: 3 Mbps/256 kbps, $42.95. $12 more w/out cable TV; modem rental adds $3 E-mail Services:
No. of accounts included: 5
Junk mail filter: Y (filtering)
Virus Scanning: Y
E-mail access: POP, Web-mail

Tech Support: 24 hrs./day; toll-free
Parental Controls: N
Software Provided: Win 98 or newer, Mac OS 8.1 or newer
Web server space: 10 MB
 
Adelphia Power Link Company Quote: "Adelphia Power Link high-speed Internet makes Internet access faster and easier than dial-up or DSL. Web pages appear almost instantly. Power Link is constantly connected, frees up your home phone line and makes everything you like about the Internet better."


Company
Coverage Area
Price
Additional Services
Comcast High-Speed Internet Service
www.comcast.com
888-266-2278

HQ: Philadelphia

Total users: 5.4 million

Years in Service: 7

Updated: Feb. 4, 2004
Washington, Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George's, Alexandria, Arlington, Prince William, Reston  Cable: 3 Mbps/256 kbps, $42.95. $15 more w/out cable TV; modem rental adds $3.  E-mail Services:
No. of accounts included: 7
Junk mail filter: Y (filtering)
Virus Scanning: Y
E-mail access: POP, Web-mail.

Tech Support: 24 hrs./day; toll-free
Parental Controls: N
Software Provided: Win 98 or newer, Mac OS 9 or newer.
Web server space: 35 MB
 
Comcast Company Quote: "Comcast High-Speed Internet service is the fastest way to surf the Web! With download speeds of up to 3 Mbps, CHSI gives you the broadband power you need to fully enjoy all of the multimedia content available online!"


Company
Coverage Area
Price
Additional Services
Cox High Speed Internet
www.cox.com
Fairfax: 703-378-8422
Stafford: 540-373-6343

HQ: Atlanta

Total users: Not disclosed

Years in Service: 6

Updated: Jan. 28, 2004
Fairfax (excluding Reston, parts of Alexandria), Stafford (southern portion, including Fredericksburg) Cable: 128 kbps each way, $24.95 ($29.95 w/out cable TV); 3 Mbps/256 kbps, $39.95 ($54.95 w/out cable TV); modem rental adds $15. E-mail Services:
No. of accounts included: 7
Junk mail filter: N
Virus Scanning: N
E-mail access: POP, Web-mail

Tech Support: 24 hrs./day; toll-free
Parental Controls: N
Software Provided: Win 98 or newer, Mac OS 8.5 or newer
Web server space: 70 MB
 
Cox Company Quote: "Cox High Speed Internet ... combines an always-on connection, speed packages for every user, no contracts, and fast and easy installation with the service that won an A+ rating and a Reader's Choice Award from PC Magazine!"


Company
Coverage Area
Price
Additional Services
GMP Express
www.gmpexpress.net
info@gmpexpress.net
800-427-0705

HQ: Hazleton, Pa.

Total users: 5,000

Years in Service: 5

Updated: Feb. 2, 2004
Calvert (Chesapeake Beach, North Beach), St. Mary's Cable: 768 kbps/256 kbps, $39.95; 1 Mbps/256 kbps, $69.95. Cable-TV service required; modem rental adds $9.95 E-mail Services:
No. of accounts included: 3, others $4.95 each
Junk mail filter: Y (blacklists)
Virus Scanning: Y
E-mail access: POP, Web-mail

Tech Support: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-Noon Sat.; toll-free
Parental Controls: N
Software Provided: None
Web server space: 5 MB
 
GMPexpress Company Quote: "GMP is currently undergoing a complete system rebuild/upgrade which is targeted to be completed in November 2004. This rebuild will give St. Mary's County customers a state-of-the-art platform to deliver a great cable and Internet product."


Company
Coverage Area
Price
Additional Services
Millennium CableSpeed
www.mdm.net/md
help@cablespeed.com
410-987-9300

HQ: St. Louis

Total users: Not disclosed

Years in Service: 5

Updated: Feb. 2, 2004
Anne Arundel (northern area) Cable: 128 kbps/64 kbps, $24.95; 1.5 Mbps/128 kbps, $42.95. $10 more w/out cable TV; modem rental adds $5 E-mail Services:
No. of accounts included: 1 w/ $24.95 plan, 3 w/ $42.95, others $5 each
Junk mail filter: Y (blacklists, filtering)
Virus Scanning: Y
E-mail access: POP, IMAP, Web-mail

Tech Support: 7 a.m.-10 p.m. every day
Parental Controls: N
Software Provided: None
Web server space: 25 MB w/ $42.95 plan
 
Millennium CableSpeed Company Quote: "Millennium CableSpeed offers a fully redundant, fault-tolerant network connection to the Internet at a competitive price. Our customer loyalty comes from members who value local, service-oriented professionals responsive to the customer's needs and business."


Company
Coverage Area
Price
Additional Services
Starpower Communications
www.starpower.net
877-782-7769

HQ: Lanham, Md.

Total users: Not disclosed

Years in Service: 6

Updated: Jan. 29, 2004
Modem: Greater Washington area, plus 38 other states. Cable: Washington, Montgomery County and Falls Church Modem: $19.95 accelerated/unlimited. Cable: 3 Mbps/800 kbps, $39.95; 5 Mbps/800 kbps, $64.95. $10 more w/out cable TV; modem rental adds $5, unlimited dial-up access adds $9.95. E-mail Services:
No. of accounts included: 4
Junk mail filter: Y (blacklists, filtering)
Virus Scanning: Y
E-mail access: POP, Web-mail

Tech Support: 24 hrs./day; toll-free
Parental Controls: N
Software Provided: Win 95 or newer, Mac OS 8.6 or newer
Web server space: 10 MB
 
Starpower Company Quote: "Starpower's MegaModem high-speed Internet service offers upload speeds up to 6 times as fast as our competitors--the fastest overall residential internet experience available. Starpower provides dial-up service with V.92 modem support and free Dial-up Accelerator technology."

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