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Company
Coverage
Price
Additional Services
DC Access
www.dcaccess.net
info@dcaccess.net
202-546-5898

HQ: Washington

Total users: 1,000

Years in Service: 5

Updated: Jan. 28, 2004
Modem: Washington and adjacent counties, Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Howard, St. Mary’s, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford, plus 47 other states. Wireless: Capitol Hill  Modem: $16/unlimited, $20.95 accelerated/unlimited. Wireless (WiFi): 200 kbps each way, $35; 400 kbps each way, $65  E-mail Services:
No. of accounts included: 1 w/ dial-up, 5 w/ wireless, others $7.50 each
Junk mail filter: N
Virus Scanning: N
Access: POP, IMAP, Web-mail

Tech Support: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Parental Controls: N
Software Provided: None
Web server space: 5 MB
 
DC Access Company Quote: "In addition to dial-up and hosting, DC Access offers WiFi directly to homes and small businesses. DC Access's customers receive the benefits of high-speed broadband without having to order DSL or cable from a large provider."


Company
Coverage
Price
Additional Services
EduroStream
www.edurotech.com
info@edurotech.com
240-529-2000

HQ: Frederick, Md.

Total users: 1,000

Years in Service: 2

Updated: Jan. 30, 2004
Frederick County (Adamstown, Frederick, Ijamsville, New Market, Urbana, Walkersville)  Wireless (proprietary): 1 Mbps each way, $59  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
Parental Controls: N
Software Provided: None
Web server space: 20 MB
 
EduroStream Company Quote: "With the largest coverage area in Frederick County, EduroStream Residential Internet Access is a simple, reliable and cost-effective method to receive broadband Internet access. Installation is complete in days not weeks. We offer excellent local customer care."


Company
Coverage
Price
Additional Services
East Stratford Wireless Internet Service
www.eswis.net
sales@eswis.net
571-258-0101

HQ: Leesburg, Va.

Total users: 50

Years in Service: 1.5

Updated: Feb. 3, 2004
Southeast Leesburg and vicinity Wireless (WiFi): 600 kbps/128 kbps, $45 E-mail Services:
No. of accounts included: 3, others $2 each
Junk mail filter: Y (filtering)
Virus Scanning: Y
E-mail access: POP, Web-mail

Tech Support: 24 hrs./day
Parental Controls: N
Software Provided: None
Web server space: None
 
East Stratford Wireless Internet Service Company Quote: "Our coverage area is a small residential segment of Leesburg. We set these boundaries intentionally to focus our energies into providing affordable broadband and the best possible service to our community, a concept other providers struggle with daily."


Company
Coverage
Price
Additional Services
Potomac Hunt Wireless Internet Project
www.phwip.net
support@phwip.net
571-426-2326
HQ: Sterling, Va.

Total users: 12

Years in Service: 1.5

Updated: Jan. 30, 2004
Sterling (Potomac Hunt subdivision) Wireless (WiFi): 1.5 Mbps each way, $40 E-mail Services:
No. of accounts included: 5
Junk mail filter: Y (blacklists, filtering)
Virus Scanning: N
E-mail access: POP, IMAP, Web-mail

Tech Support: 24 hrs./day
Parental Controls: N
Software Provided: None
Web server space: None
 
Potomac Hunt Wireless Internet Project Company Quote: "The cheapest price for 1.5Mb/s wireless access in Potomac Hunt."


Company
Coverage
Price
Additional Services
Potomac Lakes Wireless
www.potomaclakes.com
business@potomaclakes.com
571-235-3564

Sterling, Va.

Total users: 10

Years in Service: 1

Updated: Feb. 4, 2004
Sterling (Potomac Lakes, Cascades subdivisions) Wireless (WiFi): 1 Mbps/128 kbps, $50 E-mail Services:
No. of accounts included: 3
Junk mail filter: N
Virus Scanning: N
E-mail access: POP, Web-mail

Tech Support: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. every day
Parental Controls: N
Software Provided: None
Web server space: None
 
Potomac Lakes Wireless Company Quote: "Potomac Lakes Wireless offers off-site e-mail services, which provide unprecedented security and Web-mail capabilities unheard of with other local WISPs. We have a small subscriber base utilizing a full T-1 which means full speed nearly all the time."


Company
Coverage
Price
Additional Services
Rapid DSL & Wireless
www.rapiddsl.net
tom@rapiddsl.net
301-515-7774

HQ: Germantown, Md.

Total users: Not disclosed

Years in Service: 6

Updated: Feb. 2, 2004
Modem: Washington and adjacent counties, Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Howard, St. Mary's, Loudoun, plus 32 other states. Wireless: Washington, Montgomery, Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun Modem: $15/unlimited. Wireless (proprietary): 512 kbps/144 kbps, $35; 1 Mbps/256 kbps, $50; 2 Mbps/384 kbps, $69 E-mail Services:
No. of accounts included: Unlimited
Junk mail filter: Y
Virus Scanning: Y
E-mail access: POP, Web-mail

Tech Support: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Parental Controls: N
Software Provided: None
Web server space: None
 
Rapid DSL & Wireless Company Quote: "Fixed Wireless delivers where DSL is not available, and to multi-tenant buildings at lower costs than other technology. Competes head to head in urban areas, offering lower latency, higher speeds, and flexible IP configuration. Requires line of sight to tower."


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
E-mail 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
SkyNet Access
www.skynetaccess.com
info@skynetaccess.com
703-443-8274

HQ: Leesburg, Va.

Total users: 720

Years in Service: 2

Updated: Feb. 4, 2004
Eastern Loudoun (Ashburn, Dulles, Lansdowne, Leesburg, Sterling) Wireless (proprietary): 1.2 Mbps/256 kbps, $59 E-mail Services:
No. of accounts included: 4, others $3 each
Junk mail filter: Y, $5 extra
Virus Scanning: Y, w/ spam filtering
E-mail access: POP, Web-mail

Tech Support: 24 hrs./day
Parental Controls: N
Software Provided: None
Web server space: 20 MB
 
SkyNet Access Company Quote: "SkyNet Access consistently delivers. Service qualification is quick and professional. Installations are done in less than five days. Download and upload speeds are actually realized. Support calls are answered by network engineers that understand the customer's specific installation."


Company
Coverage
Price
Additional Services
VerveCom
www.vervecom.net
sales@vervecom.net
202-478-5141

HQ: Washington

Total users: 10

Years in Service: 1.5

Updated: Jan. 28, 2004
Washington (Dupont Circle) Wireless (WiFi): 1.5 Mpbs/80 kbps, $20 E-mail Services:
No. of accounts included: 2, others $1 each
Junk mail filter: N
Virus Scanning: N
E-mail access: POP, Web-mail

Tech Support: 7 a.m.-11 p.m. every day
Parental Controls: N
Software Provided: None
Web server space: 5 MB for $1
 
VerveCom Company Quote: "Low-cost, high-speed wireless access."

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