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Company
Coverage Area
Price
Additional Services
Access Technology
www.i-c.net
support@i-c.net
866-355-1189

HQ: Richmond

Total users: 7,000

Years in Service: 9

Updated: Jan. 28, 2004
Greater Washington area, plus 46 other states and Canada  Modem: $17.50/unlimited. DSL: 768 kbps/128 kbps, $49 E-mail Services:
No. of accounts included: 1 w/ dial-up, 3 w/ DSL, others $24/yr. each
Junk mail filter: Y (blacklists, filtering)
Virus Scanning: Y
Access: POP, IMAP, Web-mail

Tech Support: 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun.; toll-free
Parental Controls: Y
Software Provided: Win 95 or newer
Web server space: 10 MB
Access Technology Company Quote: "Access Technology, Inc. is a full service ISP offering fast, reliable, and friendly Internet services for both residential and business customers. No contracts required for dial-up and Web-hosting services."


Company
Coverage
Price
Additional Services
Atlantech Online
www.atlantech.net
sales@atlantech.net
800-256-1612

HQ: Silver Spring, Md.

Total users: 10,000

Years in Service: 9

Updated: Jan. 28, 2004
Greater Washington area, plus 48 other states  Modem: $19.95/unlimited. DSL: 608 kbps/128 kbps, $59.95  E-mail Services:
No. of accounts included: 1
Junk mail filter: Y (filtering)
Virus Scanning: Y
Access: POP, IMAP, Web-mail

Tech Support: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; toll-freee
Parental Controls: N
Software Provided: Win 98 or newer, Mac OS 8.5 or newer
Web server space: None
 
Atlantech Online Company Quote: "Profitable since 1995, Atlantech Online specializes in Internet connectivity and data-center services for business and government. Offering T-1 for as low as $399 per month, we excel in T-1 Internet access and server co-location."


Company
Coverage
Price
Additional Services
AT&T
www.att.net
800-967-5363; DSL: 866-596-8455

HQ: Morristown, N.J.

Total users: Not disclosed

Years in Service: 7

Updated: Feb. 2, 2004
Washington and adjacent counties, Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Howard, St. Maryís, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford, plus 48 other states Modem: $21.95/unlimited ($5 less w/ AT&T local or long-distance phone service), $16.95/150 hrs., $9.95/10 hrs. (99 cents/hr. extra). DSL: 768 kbps/128 kbps, $39.95; 1.5 Mbps/128 kbps, $49.95; all include 20 hrs. dial-up access. E-mail Services:
No. of accounts included: 6
Junk mail filter: Y (filtering)
Virus Scanning: Y
Access: E-mail access: POP, Web-mail

Tech Support: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.; toll-free
Parental Controls: Y
Software Provided: Win 95 or newer, Mac OS 8.1-9.2, required
Web server space: 60 MB
 
AT&T Company Quote: "AT&T is renowned for unparalleled quality and reliability. AT&T Worldnet Service has won numerous industry awards and was ranked highest in customer satisfaction among dial-up Internet service providers, according to J.D. Power and Associatesí 2003 ISP Residential Customer Satisfaction Study."


Company
Coverage
Price
Additional Services
Cavalier Telphone
www.cavtel.com
residentialinfo@cavtel.com
866-422-8835

HQ: Richmond

Total users: 110,000

Years in Service: 6

Updated: Feb. 2, 2004
Anne Arundel, Montgomery, Prince George's, Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, plus Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania Modem: $34.95/unlimited. DSL: 4 Mbps/1 Mbps, $49.95; 4 Mbps/1 Mbps, $69.95. All plans include local phone service, voicemail; $69.95 DSL adds unlimited long-distance to continental U.S. E-mail Services:
No. of accounts included: 3, others $3 each
Junk mail filter: Y
Virus Scanning: Y
Access: E-mail access: POP, Web-mail

Tech Support: 8 a.m.-midnight; toll-free
Parental Controls: N
Software Provided:Win 95 or newer
Web server space: 3 MB
 
Cavalier Telephone Company Quote: "Our MVL DSL is very stable and reliable. Cost savings are significant in comparison to other providers for same or lesser service. Cavalier Telephone is a facilities-based provider -- we own our network."


Company
Coverage
Price
Additional Services
CompUSnet Internet Services
www.compusnet.com
sales@compusnet.com
888-389-6822

HQ: Gaithersburg, Md.

Total users: 15,200

Years in Service: 7

Updated: Feb. 3, 2004
Washington and adjacent counties, Anne Arundel, Charles, Frederick, Howard, Fauquier, Loudoun, Stafford, plus 47 other states Modem: $19.95/unlimited, $22.95 accelerated/unlimited. DSL: 768 kbps/128 kbps, $54.95; 1.5 Mbps/128 kbps, $59.95; 1.5 Mbps/384 kbps, $66.95; unlimited dial-up access adds $10.95. E-mail Services:
No. of accounts included: unlimited
Junk mail filter: N
Virus Scanning: N
Access: E-mail access: POP, Web-mail

Tech Support: 24 hrs./day; toll-free
Parental Controls: N
Software Provided: Win 95 or newer
Web server space: 50 MB
 
CompUSnet Company Quote: "Unlimited Internet access. Unlimited e-mail. Over 2,000 access numbers nationwide. Easy to install connection software. Full customer service and friendly support. Quality and reliable connection."


Company
Coverage
Price
Additional Services
The Connextion
www.connext.net
info@connext.net 800-262-9310

HQ: Ellicott City, Md.

Total users: 1,500

Years in Service:9

Updated: Jan. 30, 2004
Washington and adjacent counties, Anne Arundel, Howard, Loudoun, plus 17 other states Modem: $13.95/unlimited, $15.95/unlimited, $18.95/unlimited; acceleration adds $3.95. DSL: 384 kbps/128 kbps, $39.95; 608 kbps/128 kbps, $44.95; 1.5 Mbps/128 kbps, $49.95; 10 hrs. dial-up access adds $2.50/mo. except for $49.95 plan E-mail Services:
No. of accounts included: 4 w/ $15.95 plan, 1 otherwise, others $1 each
Junk mail filter: Y (blacklists, filtering)
Virus Scanning: Y
Access: E-mail access: POP, Web-mail

Tech Support: 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.; toll-free
Parental Controls: N
Software Provided: None
Web server space: 75 MB w/ $18.95 plan
The Connextion Company Quote: "The Connextion offers dial-up, ISDN, ADSL, DSL, T1s, bundled phone and Internet solutions, Web site design, hosting, and co-location. Count on The Connextion to provide experienced, friendly, local technical support along with reliable service and full e-commerce and database solutions."


Company
Coverage
Price
Additional Services
Covad
www.covad.com
800-636-3500

HQ: San Jose, Calif.

Total users: 285,000

Years in Service:6

Updated: Feb. 2, 2004
Washington and adjacent counties, Charles, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford, plus 33 other states DSL: 1.5 Mbps/128 kbps, $44.95; 1.5 Mbps/384 kbps, $64.95, includes 10 hrs. dial-up access E-mail Services:
No. of accounts included: 15
Junk mail filter: Y
Virus Scanning: Y
Access: 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 or newer
Web server space: 10 MB
Covad Company Quote: "Covad Communications has the largest single DSL network in the country with services extending to over 45 million homes and businesses in 35 states and 96 of the top metropolitan areas."


Company
Coverage
Price
Additional Services
CrossLink Internet Services
www.crosslink.net
sales@crosslink.net
888-427-6775

HQ: Springfield, Va.

Total users: 17,000

Years in Service: 9

Updated: Feb. 2, 2004
Greater Washington area, plus Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia Modem: $19.95/unlimited. DSL: 768 kbps/128 kbps, $59.95, includes dial-up access if DSL is down E-mail Services:
No. of accounts included: 1, others $1 each
Junk mail filter: Y (blacklists, filtering)
Virus Scanning: Y
Access: E-mail access: POP, IMAP, Web-mail

Tech Support: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. every day
Parental Controls: N
Software Provided: Win 98 or newer, Mac OS 8 or newer
Web server space: 1 MB
 
Crosslink Internet Company Quote: "Reliable high speed Mid-Atlantic local dial access from the mountains to the ocean, no busy signals, spam filtered e-mail, DSL, Office ISDN where DSL is not available, data circuits starting at under $500, Web and server hosting."


Company
Coverage
Price
Additional Services
Cyberonic Internet Communications
www.cyberonic.com
info@cyberonic.com
888-929-2372

HQ: Worcester, Mass.

Total users: Not disclosed

Years in Service: 6

Updated: Feb. 2, 2004
Washington and adjacent counties, Anne Arundel, Charles, Howard, Loudoun, plus 47 other states and Canada.  Modem: $16.99/unlimited. DSL: 1.5 Mbsp/768 kbps, $49.99  E-mail Services:
No. of accounts included: 5
Junk mail filter: N
Virus Scanning: N
Access: POP, Web-mail

Tech Support: 8:30 a.m.-midnight every day; toll-free
Parental Controls: Y
Software Provided: None
Web server space: 10 MB
Cyberonic Internet Communications Company Quote: "Cyberonic Internet Communications, Inc., a national Internet service provider, serves IP services to thousands of customers across America since 1998. Cyberonic's business model is to provide high level of service quality, competitive pricing and superb support behind its product lines."


Company
Coverage
Price
Additional Services
Department of Internet
www.departmentofinternet.com
sales@departmentofinternet.com
202-747-5000

HQ: Washington

Total users: Not disclosed

Years in Service: 7

Updated: Jan. 28, 2004
Greater Washington area, plus New York, New Jersey.  Modem: $22/unlimited, $30 accelerated/unlimited. DSL: 768 kbps/128 kbps, $69, includes 10 hrs. dial-up access  E-mail Services:
No. of accounts included: 1 w/ dial-up plans, 5 w/ DSL, others $2/mo. each
Junk mail filter: Yes (blacklists, filtering)
Virus Scanning: Y
Access: POP, Web-mail

Tech Support: 24 hrs./day
Parental Controls: N
Software Provided: None
Web server space: 5 MB
Department of the Internet Company Quote: "DOI is one of D.C.ís oldest privately-held ISPs. Profitable since inception. DOI specializes in Internet connectivity, Web and e-mail services for residential and business customers in our footprint. Our offerings also include flat-rate (mileage-independent) T1 services."


Company
Coverage
Price
Additional Services
EarthLink
www.earthlink.net
sales@earthlink.net
800-327-8454

HQ: Atlanta

Total users: 5.2 million

Years in Service: 10

Updated: Jan. 29, 2004
Greater Washington area, plus 48 other states and Canada.  Modem: $21.95 accelerated/ unlimited.
DSL: 384 kbps/128 kbps, $39.95; 1.5 Mbps/128 kbps, $49.95; all include 20 hrs. dial-up access.
Satellite: 500 kbps/50 kbps, $69.95, includes 20 hrs. dial-up access.
Wireless (802.11b): 5 Mbps each way, $4.95/day, $21.95/ unlimited. CDMA 1X RTT wireless roaming starts at $19.95
 
E-mail Services:
No. of accounts included: 8
Junk mail filter: Yes (blacklists, filtering, challenge-response)
Virus Scanning: Y
Access: POP, Web-mail

Tech Support: 24 hrs./day; toll-free
Parental Controls: Y
Software Provided: Win 98 or newer, Mac OS 7.6 or newer
Web server space: 80 MB
Earthlink Company Quote: "EarthLink has an award-winning reputation for outstanding customer service and easy-to-use products and services. With high-quality connectivity, minimal drop-offs and customizable features, EarthLink allows individuals to use and enjoy the Internet on their own terms."


Company
Coverage
Price
Additional Services
ISOMedia
www.isomedia.com
info@isomedia.com
877-476-2660

HQ: Redmond, Wash.

Total users: 25,000

Years in Service: 10

Updated: Jan. 30, 2004
Greater Washington area, plus 48 other states and Canada. Modem: $9.95/unlimited, $14.95 accelerated/unlimited, $21.95 accelerated/unlimited. DSL: 1.5 Mbps/768 kbps, $49.95 E-mail Services:
No. of accounts included: 1 w/ $9.95 plan, 5 w/ $14.95, $21.95 plans, 10 w/ DSL
Junk mail filter: Y (blacklists, filtering, challenge-response)
Virus Scanning: Y
Access: E-mail access: POP, Web-mail

Tech Support: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 1-9 p.m. Sat.-Sun.; toll-free (but $1.95/min. charge applies to $9.95, $14.95 plans)
Parental Controls: N
Software Provided: None
Web server space: 20 MB
 
ISOMedia Company Quote: "ISOMedia provides some of the best technical support in the industry and we guarantee our service. Great support, great service, innovative products and a great referral program where you can send us business and it will pay for your service."


Company
Coverage
Price
Additional Services
Lightning Bolt Technologies
lbtech.com
info@lbtech.net
866-241-9939

HQ: Wichita Falls, Texas Total users: 2,500

Years in Service: 4.5

Updated: Jan. 28, 2004
Washington and adjacent counties, Anne Arundel, Charles, Howard, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford, plus 32 other states  DSL: 384 kbps/128 kbps, $39.95; 608 kbps/128 kbps, $49.95; 1.5 Mbps/128 kbps, $54.95 E-mail Services:
No. of accounts included: 5
Junk mail filter: Y (filtering)
Virus Scanning: Y
Access: POP, Web-mail

Tech Support: 24 hrs./day; toll-free
Parental Controls: N
Software Provided: None
Web server space: 50 MB for $9.95/mo.
 
Lightning Bolt Technologies Company Quote: "Lightning Bolt Technologies offers great DSL options for home and business. Our service varies from a very basic residential plan, up to full T1 for business users. Please give us a call, and let offer you Lightning Fast Internet access."


Company
Coverage
Price
Additional Services
LMi.net
www.lmi.net
info@lmi.net
888-420-0420

HQ: Berkeley, Calif.

Total users: 2,000

Years in Service: 10

Updated: Jan. 31, 2004
Greater Washington area, plus 38 other states  Modem: $20/unlimited. DSL: 608 kbps/128 kbps, $49.95; 1.5 Mbps/128 kbps, $59.95; unlimited dial-up access adds $10 E-mail Services:
No. of accounts included: 1, others $5 each
Junk mail filter: Y (blacklists, filtering)
Virus Scanning: Y
Access: POP, IMAP, Web-mail

Tech Support: 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; toll-free
Parental Controls: N
Software Provided: None
Web server space: 25 MB
 
LMi.net Company Quote: "LMi.net is an independently owned and operated Internet service provider. We provide helpful friendly technical support. We offer everything Internet including e-mail, dial-up, domain registration, Web hosting, DSL and more. Give us a call and join our happy customers."


Company
Coverage
Price
Additional Services
PatriotNet
www.patriot.net
sales@patriot.net
703-797-1888, ext. 998

HQ: Fairfax, Va.

Total users: 4,000

Years in Service: 10

Updated: Jan. 28, 2004
Washington and adjacent counties, Anne Arundel, Howard, Prince William, Loudoun, plus DSL in 33 other states Modem: $19.95/300 hrs. DSL: 384 kbps/128 kbps, $49.98; 608 kbps/128 kbps, $54.98; 1.5 Mbps/128 kbps, $59.98; all include dial-up access if DSL is down. E-mail Services:
No. of accounts included: 1
Junk mail filter: Y (filtering)
Virus Scanning: N
Access: E-mail access: POP, IMAP, Web-mail

Tech Support: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 2-5 p.m. Sat.; toll-free
Parental Controls: N
Software Provided: Win 95 or newer, Mac OS 8 or newer
Web server space: 10 MB
 
PatriotNet Company Quote: "PatriotNet is acclaimed for customer care. For 10 years, our entire organization has been dedicated to and has been successful in delivering sound, reliable and 'customer friendly' service. Personal attention is available here!"


Company
Coverage
Price
Additional Services
Quantum Internet Services
www.qis.net
sales@qis.net
888-889-4638

HQ: Manchester, Md.

Total users: 14,000

Years in Service: 9

Updated: Feb. 3, 2004
Washington and adjacent counties, Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Howard, St. Mary's, Loudoun, plus Delaware, Pennsylvania Modem: $14.95/unlimited, $19.95 accelerated/unlimited. DSL: 768 kbps/128 kbps, $44.95; 1.5 Mbps/128 kbps, $69.95. Unlimited dial-up access adds $10 to $44.95 plan, included w/ $69.95 plan. E-mail Services:
No. of accounts included: 2 w/ $14.95 plan, 4 otherwise, others $5 each
Junk mail filter: Y (blacklists, filtering)
Virus Scanning: Y
Access: E-mail access: POP, IMAP, Web-mail

Tech Support: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun.; toll-free
Parental Controls: N
Software Provided: Win 95 or newer, Mac OS 8 or newer
Web server space: 10 MB w/ $19.95 and up plans
 
Quantum Internet Company Quote: "Our customer service is what makes us special. We have never encountered a technical problem that we couldn't solve. We offer free, friendly, competent tech support for home or business."


Company
Coverage
Price
Additional Services
RadixNet
www.radix.net
info@radix.net
301-567-9831

HQ: Oxon Hill, Md.

Total users: 5,000

Years in Service: 10

Updated: Feb. 3, 2004
Washington and adjacent counties, Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Howard, St. Mary's, Prince William, Loudoun Modem: $19/unlimited, $24/unlimited. DSL: 768 kbps/128 kbps, $59 E-mail Services:
No. of accounts included: 5, others $5 each
Junk mail filter: Y (blacklists, filtering)
Virus Scanning: Y
Access: E-mail access: POP, IMAP

Tech Support: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; toll-free
Parental Controls: N
Software Provided: None
Web server space: 10 MB w/ $24, $29 and DSL plans
 
RadixNet Company Quote: "RadixNet is a truly local ISP offering dial-up, DSL and dedicated Internet connectivity along with Web hosting services. For 10 years we've been providing solutions for home, home office, commercial and government customers' Internet access needs in the region."


Company
Coverage
Price
Additional Services
Riva.net
www.riva.net
sales@riva.net
410-956-0500

HQ: Riva, Md.

Total users: 188,000

Years in Service: 15

Updated: Feb. 3, 2004
Greater Washington area, plus 48 other states (wireless: Washington, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Jose, Seattle areas).  Modem: $17.95/unlimited, $6.95/15 hours (25 cents/hr. extra); acceleration adds $3.95.
DSL: 384 kbps/128 kbps, $39.95; 1.5 Mbps/128 kbps, $49.95; 1.5 Mbps/384 kbps, $69.95.
Satellite: 400 kbs/128 kbps, $49.95; 800 kbps/128 kbps, $69.95.
Wireless (WiFi): 5 Mbps each way, $49.95; 22 Mbps each way, $69.95. All broadband plans include unlimited dial-up access.
 
E-mail Services:
No. of accounts included: 20
Junk mail filter: Y (blacklists, filtering, challenge-response)
Virus Scanning: Y
Access: POP, IMAP, Web-mail

Tech Support: 24 hrs./day; toll-free
Parental Controls: Y
Software Provided: None
Web server space: 100 MB
 
Riva.net Company Quote: "Riva.net offers faster and more reliable Internet connections at lower prices than anyone else--plans as low as $9.95 for unlimited dial, the fastest Web and e-mail acceleration anywhere, DSL, wireless, and satellite. We are the nation's best choice!"


Company
Coverage
Price
Additional Services
Speakeasy
www.speakeasy.net
dsl@speakeasy.net
877-325-3279

HQ: Seattle

Total users: Not disclosed

Years in Service: 7

Updated: Feb. 4, 2004
Washington and adjacent counties, Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Howard, St. Mary's, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford plus 47 other states. Modem: $19.95/150 hrs. DSL: 1.5 Mbps/256 kbps, $49.95, 1.5 Mbps/256 kbps, $59.95 E-mail Services:
No. of accounts included: 4, 8 w/ $59.95 DSL, others $2.95 each
Junk mail filter: Y
Virus Scanning: Y
Access: E-mail access: POP, IMAP, Web-mail

Tech Support: 24 hrs./day; toll-free
Parental Controls: N
Software Provided: None
Web server space: 20 MB w/ $59.95 DSL
 
Speakeasy Company Quote: "Speakeasy is the ISP of choice for independent-minded broadband customers who value intelligent customer service and demand a high-performance Internet experience, free of unnecessary rules and restrictions."


Company
Coverage
Price
Additional Services
Stickdog
www.stickdog.com
703-319-1700

HQ: Vienna, Va.

Total users: 1,000

Years in Service: 7

Updated: Feb. 4, 2004
Greater Washington area, plus 47 other states and Canada Modem: $18.95/250 hrs, $24.95/250 hrs.; acceleration adds $2. DSL: 1.5 Mbps/128 kbps, $39.95; 1.5 Mbps/384 kbps, $69.95, 384 kbps each way, $69.95 E-mail Services:
No. of accounts included: 10, others $1 each
Junk mail filter: Y (blacklists)
Virus Scanning: Y
Access: E-mail access: POP, IMAP, Web-mail

Tech Support: 24 hrs./day; toll-free
Parental Controls: Y, w/ $24.95 plan
Software Provided: None
Web server space: 10 MB
 
Stickdog Company Quote: "Stickdog offers innovative and flexible DSL, Web-site and telecommunications solutions. A local one-stop shop that canít be beat for dependable, accountable service."


Company
Coverage
Price
Additional Services
ToadNet
www.toad.net
info@toad.net
877-438-8623

HQ: Severna Park, Md.

Total users: 10,000

Years in Service: 9

Updated: Feb. 2, 2004
Greater Washington area, plus 46 other states Modem: $21.95/unlimited, acceleration adds $29.95/yr. DSL: 384 kbps/128 kbps, $49.95; 768 kbps/128 kbps, $54.95; 608 kbps/128 kbps, $69.95; 1.5 Mbps/128 kbps, $69.95; all include unlimited dial-up access. E-mail Services:
No. of accounts included: 7
Junk mail filter: Y
Virus Scanning: N
Access: E-mail access: POP, IMAP, Web-mail

Tech Support: 24 hrs./day; toll-free
Parental Controls: N
Software Provided: Win 95 or newer
Web server space: 20 MB
 
ToadNet Company Quote: "Region's largest independent ISP, providing Internet access and Web hosting to homes and businesses since 1995. Dial-up accounts include 7 e-mail addresses, 20MB Web space, spam-tagging features, Web-based e-mail, 24x7 technical support and online account management!"


Company
Coverage
Price
Additional Services
US Net/Online Gateway
www.us.net
www.olg.com
sales@us.net
800-801-0118

HQ: St. Louis

Total users: 14,000

Years in Service: 10

Updated: Jan. 30, 2004
Washington and adjacent counties, Anne Arundel, Charles, Frederick, Howard, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford ($19.95 plan adds 47 other states) Modem: $14.95/unlimited, $18.90 accelerated/unlimited, $19.95/unlimited. DSL: 384 kbps/128 kbps, $47.95; 608 kbps/128 kbps, $51.95; 1.5 Mbps/128 kbps, $55.95; 1.5 Mbps/384 kbps, $55.95; unlimited dial-up access adds $9.95. E-mail Services:
No. of accounts included: 1 w/ $14.95 plan, 10 otherwise; others $1 each
Junk mail filter: Y (blacklists, filtering)
Virus Scanning: Y
Access: E-mail access: POP, Web-mail

Tech Support: 24 hrs./day; toll-free
Parental Controls: N
Software Provided: None
Web server space: 10 MB for $3
 
US Net/Online Gateway Company Quote: "US Net and Online Gateway offer best-in-class features at value-oriented prices, including Web-mail, spam filtering, 24-hour support, and PowerSurf, our new Internet access service providing 2x to 5x faster Web surfing for under $20 a month."


Company
Coverage
Price
Additional Services
Verizon Online
www.verizon.net
800-567-6789

Total users: 2.3 million

HQ: New York

Years in Service: 7

Updated: Feb. 3, 2004
Washington and adjacent counties, Anne Arundel, Charles, Frederick, Howard, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford, plus 48 other states (21 other states for DSL). Modem: $19.95/150 hrs., $22.95/unlimited. DSL: 1.5 Mbps/128 kbps, $34.95. $5 less w/ Verizon local and long-distance service; 20 hrs. dial-up access adds $8.95. E-mail Services:
No. of accounts included: 9
Junk mail filter: Y (blacklists, filtering)
Virus Scanning: Yes w/ MSN Premium software
Access: E-mail access: POP, Web-mail

Tech Support: 24 hrs./day; toll-free
Parental Controls: Yes w/ MSN Premium software
Software Provided: Win 95 or newer, Mac OS 8.1-9.1
Web server space: 10 MB
 
Verizon Online Company Quote: "Verizon Online DSL is competitively priced and includes a free do-it-yourself installation kit with DSL modem, MSN Premium software at no additional charge, the ability to network computers without additional monthly charges and free WiFi in New York City."

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