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Company
Coverage
Price
Additional Services
Direcway
www.getdway.com
info@getdway.com
866-438-3929

Total users: 180,000

Years in Service: 8

Updated: Feb. 1, 2004
Continental United States and Puerto Rico (unobstructed view of southern sky required)  Satellite: 500 kbps/50 kbps, $59.99  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: Win 98 SE or newer, Mac OS 9 or newer
Web server space: 10 MB
 
Direcway Company Quote: "Direcway is a satellite-based, high-speed Internet solution available anywhere in the continental U.S. Direcway gives you a super-fast, always-on Internet connection that lets you surf and download files in a fraction of the time it takes with a dial-up modem."


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: 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
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: 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
StarBand Communications
www.starband.com
800-478-2722

McLean, Va.

Total users: --

Years in Service: 4

Updated: Feb. 4, 2004
Entire United States (unobstructed view of southern sky required)  Satellite: 250 kbps/50 kbps, $39.99; 500 kbps/50 kbps, $69.99  E-mail Services:
No. of accounts included: 1 w/ $39.99 plan, 10 w/ $69.99 plan
Junk mail filter: Y (blacklists, filtering)
Virus Scanning: Y
Access: POP ($69.99 plan only), Web-mail

Tech Support: 9 a.m.-11 p.m. every day; toll-free
Parental Controls: N
Software Provided: Win 98 or newer, required
Web server space: 10 MB w/ $69.99 plan
 
StarBand Company Quote: "Ideal high-speed Internet service for those unable to get DSL/cable broadband. Residential, telecommuter, and small office services available with flexible rate plans and service plans to best meet your needs. Can receive Dish Network TV on StarBand dish. Call 800-4STARBAND."

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