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Local ISPs: Annapolis Internet, BooNet, Capital City Internet, Cavalier Telephone, CyberHost, Cyber Services, Diplomats.Net, DC Access, Heller Information Services, ISIGlobal, MetroNet Internet Services, Network Konnection, NetStorm Internet Services, Norloff Internet Services, SmartNet Internet Services, Starpower Communications, Sysnet Communications, US Net, World Data Network, Zzapp Internet Services

Annapolis Internet
Company Info.
Costs/Features
Performance
Web site
410-571-8600
HQ: Annapolis

Coverage: D.C. metro area, Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Frederick, St. Mary's

Price Plans: $19.95/unlimited
Extra E-mails: 1; $3/mo. each for others
Web Server Space: -
Junk E-mail Filter?: Y
Newsgroups: 30,000
Bandwidth: 3 Mbps
Users/Modems: 5:1
Total Users: 2,000
Yrs. of Experience: 5
Downtime: <1%
Software: Win 95 or newer
Tech Support: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Self-promotional quote: Annapolis Internet has provided dependable Internet access, e-mail, Web site development and hosting since 1996. We recently added DSL, T1 and wireless connectivity. [Back to top]
BooNet
Company Info.
Costs/Features
Performance
Web site
301-657-0863
HQ: Bethesda

Coverage: D.C. metro area, Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Howard, St. Mary's, Loudoun, plus Pennsylvania, Delaware

Price Plans: $12.95/unlimited
Extra E-mails: $2.50/mo. each
Web Server Space: 5 MB for $2.50/mo.
Junk E-mail Filter?: N
Newsgroups: 35,000
Bandwidth: 150 Mbps
Users/Modems: 7:1
Total Users: 3,000
Yrs. of Experience: 6
Downtime: .1%
Software: Win 95 or newer, Win 3.1, Mac
Tech Support: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.; toll-free
Self-promotional quote: We strive to be the perfect Internet partner, providing each business and individual with personal attention and service. For quick setup, fast access and great prices and new account promotions, check out BooNet at www.boo.net . [Back to top]
Capital City Internet
Company Info.
Costs/Features
Performance
Web site
301-429-9700
HQ: Bowie

Coverage: D.C. metro area, Anne Arundel, Howard

Price Plans: $14.95/unlimited
Extra E-mails: 7
Web Server Space: 5 MB for $5/mo.
Junk E-mail Filter?: Y
Newsgroups: 60,000
Bandwidth: 10 Mbps
Users/Modems: 5:1
Total Users: -
Yrs. of Experience: 6
Downtime: 1%
Software: Win 95 or newer, Win 3.1, Mac
Tech Support: 24 hrs./day; toll free
Self-promotional quote: We're bigger. We're faster. We're local! [Back to top]
Cavalier Telephone
Company Info.
Costs/Features
Performance
Web site
E-mail
866-422-8835
HQ: Richmond

Coverage: Anne Arundel, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George's, Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun.

Price Plans: Modem: $29.90 (Va.) or $31.90 (D.C., Md.)/unlimited, including local phone service. DSL (Cavalier): 256 kbps each way, $39.90; 768 kbps each way, $79.90. Cavalier local-phone service required for all plans
Extra E-mails: 2
Web Server Space: 3 MB
Junk E-mail Filter?: Y
Newsgroups: 27,000
Bandwidth: -
Users/Modems: -
Total Users: 5,200
Yrs. of Experience: 2
Downtime: 0.2%
Software: Win 95 or newer, Mac
Tech Support: 24 hrs./day; toll free
Self-promotional quote: Cavalier Telephone is the mid-Atlantic's fastest-growing competitive local exchange carrier, offering full-service telecommunications products in central, southeastern and Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Cavalier offers the latest in voice and data services while providing personal service and significant savings. [Back to top]
CyberHost
Company Info.
Costs/Features
Performance
Web site
703-527-3400
HQ: Arlington

Coverage: D.C. metro area

Price Plans: $9.95/6 p.m.-6 a.m. Mon.-Fri., 24 hrs. Sat.-Sun.; otherwise $20/unlimited
Extra E-mails: 1; $2/mo. each for others
Web Server Space: 5 MB
Junk E-mail Filter?: Y
Newsgroups: -
Bandwidth: 45 Mbps
Users/Modems: 4.5:1
Total Users: 1,000
Yrs. of Experience: 6
Downtime: .1%
Software: Win 95 or newer
Tech Support: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Self-promotional quote: A "boutique" ISP, CyberHost provides the personal touches that many larger ISPs do not. Being privately held, CyberHost has not been subject to rapidly changing market conditions and will continue to faithfully serve the D.C. area for some time to come. [Back to top]
Cyber Services
Company Info.
Costs/Features
Performance
Web site
703-749-9590
HQ: Vienna

Coverage: D.C. metro area

Price Plans: $20/unlimited
Extra E-mails: $5/mo. each
Web Server Space: 5 MB
Junk E-mail Filter?: Y
Newsgroups: 25,000
Bandwidth: 5 Mbps
Users/Modems: 7:1
Total Users: 750
Yrs. of Experience: 7
Downtime: .01%
Software: Win 95 or newer, Win 3.11, Mac
Tech Support: 8:30 a.m-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Self-promotional quote: We are dedicated to providing high-quality, personalized service. We also offer Web development, Web hosting, site maintenance and other Internet related services, both to residential and business clients. [Back to top]
DC Access
Company Info.
Costs/Features
Performance
Web site
202-546-5898
HQ: Washington

Coverage: D.C. metro area

Price Plans: $16/unlimited
Extra E-mails: $1/mo. each
Web Server Space: 5 MB
Junk E-mail Filter?: N
Newsgroups: 5,000
Bandwidth: 1.5 Mbps
Users/Modems: 5:1
Total Users: 100
Yrs. of Experience: 3
Downtime: .4%
Software: Win 95 or newer, Mac
Tech Support: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat.
Self-promotional quote: DC Access: Your connection to the Internet. Providing web hosting and dial-up Internet access to the D.C. metro area. [Back to top]
Diplomats.Net
Company Info.
Costs/Features
Performance
Web site
703-869-2366
HQ: Centreville

Coverage: D.C. metro area

Price Plans: $10/unlimited, $16/unlimited
Extra E-mails: 2 w/ $16 plan; $2/mo. each for other
Web Server Space: 5 MB w/ $16 plan
Junk E-mail Filter?: Y
Newsgroups: 7,000
Bandwidth: 256 kbps
Users/Modems: 7:1
Total Users: 200
Yrs. of Experience: 3
Downtime: <1%
Software: None
Tech Support: Noon-2 a.m.
Self-promotional quote: Diplomats.Net is one of the lowest-cost ISPs in the area, with a reputation of personal service. No big advance payments or setup fees, just great features and dependable value. It's no risk, try a month free. [Back to top]
Heller Information Services
Company Info.
Costs/Features
Performance
Web site
301-255-0500
HQ: Rockville

Coverage: D.C. metro area, Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Howard, Loudoun

Price Plans: $20/unlimited
Extra E-mails: $5/mo. each
Web Server Space: 10 MB
Junk E-mail Filter?: Y
Newsgroups: 62,000
Bandwidth: 400 Mbps
Users/Modems: 4:1
Total Users: 20,000
Yrs. of Experience: 7
Downtime: 0%
Software: None
Tech Support: 24 hrs./day; toll-free
Self-promotional quote: Our dial-up POPs are extremely well connected, with very low latency to the Net. We pride ourselves on our high level of reliability--all parts of our network are backed up with redundant connections. We also offer full and burstable T1s and high-speed/high-reliability Web hosting. [Back to top]
ISIGlobal
Company Info.
Costs/Features
Performance
Web site
866-989-8889
HQ: Beltsville

Coverage: D.C. metro area, Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Howard, St. Mary's, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford, plus 48 states

Price Plans: $12.95/unlimited
Extra E-mails: $1/mo. each
Web Server Space: N
Junk E-mail Filter?: N
Newsgroups: None
Bandwidth: 45 Mbps
Users/Modems: -
Total Users: 300
Yrs. of Experience: 1
Downtime: 1%
Software: Win 95 or newer
Tech Support: 8:30 a.m.-midnight Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat.-Sun.
Self-promotional quote: ISIGlobal provides nationwide unlimited dial-up access to the Internet. [Back to top]
MetroNet Internet Services
Company Info.
Costs/Features
Performance
Web site
800-597-3241
HQ: Baltimore

Coverage: D.C. metro area, Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Howard, St. Mary's, plus New York, Pennsylvania

Price Plans: $18/unlimited
Extra E-mails: 2; $3/mo. each for others
Web Server Space: 10 MB
Junk E-mail Filter?: Y
Newsgroups: 40,000
Bandwidth: 655 Mbps
Users/Modems: 6:1
Total Users: 3,000
Yrs. of Experience: 6
Downtime: .003%
Software: Win 95 or newer
Tech Support: 24 hrs./day
Self-promotional quote: MetroNet Internet Services Inc. is one of the oldest ISPs in the region catering to residential and business customers. [Back to top]
Network Konnection
Company Info.
Costs/Features
Performance
Web site
301-458-3310
HQ: Rockville

Coverage: D.C. metro area, Charles, Frederick, Howard, Loudoun

Price Plans: $6.99/unlimited
Extra E-mails: $1.90/mo. each
Web Server Space: 2 MB
Junk E-mail Filter?: Y
Newsgroups: -
Bandwidth: -
Users/Modems: 10:1
Total Users: 4,000
Yrs. of Experience: 5
Downtime: 1%
Software: Win 95 or newer, Win 3.1, Mac
Tech Support: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Self-promotional quote: Network Konnection is an ISP that offers a direct link to the internet without pop-ups! Network Konnection also offers IT solutions, consulting, sales and maintenance contracts. “Nothing but net… PURE Net!” [Back to top]
NetStorm Internet Services
Company Info.
Costs/Features
Performance
Web site
301-631-6600
HQ: Frederick

Coverage: D.C. metro area, Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Howard, St. Mary's, Prince William, plus rest of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New York

Price Plans: $19.95/unlimited
Extra E-mails: 9; $5/mo. each for others
Web Server Space: 10 MB
Junk E-mail Filter?: Y
Newsgroups: 60,000
Bandwidth: 48 Mbps
Users/Modems: 4:1
Total Users: 1,000
Yrs. of Experience: 3
Downtime: .1%
Software: None
Tech Support: 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; toll-free
Self-promotional quote: Shopping for Internet services? Get the facts before you decide. Go to www.NetStorm.net and read our free report, Does Your ISP Measure Up in These 10 Crucial Areas? Or call 301-631-6600 or 888-500-6277 to have a copy sent to you. [Back to top]
Norloff Internet Services
Company Info.
Costs/Features
Performance
Web site
703-242-4480
HQ: Oakton

Coverage: D.C. metro area

Price Plans: $19/120 hrs. ($1/hr. extra)
Extra E-mails: 3; $2/mo. each for others
Web Server Space: 10 MB for $5/mo.
Junk E-mail Filter?: Y
Newsgroups: 36,000
Bandwidth: 1.5 Mbps
Users/Modems: 5:1
Total Users: 100
Yrs. of Experience: 7
Downtime: .01%
Software: None
Tech Support: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. every day
Self-promotional quote: We focus on high reliability, high availability and high throughput. Our aim is for 100 percent uptime and 100 percent customer satisfaction with network performance. [Back to top]
Smartnet Internet Services
Company Info.
Costs/Features
Performance
Web site
info@smart.net
301-470-3400
HQ: Laurel

Coverage: D.C. metro area, Anne Arundel, Howard

Price Plans: $15/unlimited, $25/unlimited
Extra E-mails: $5/mo. each
Web Server Space: 5 MB w/ $25 plan
Junk E-mail Filter?: N
Newsgroups: 32,000
Bandwidth: 13 Mbps
Users/Modems: 10:1
Total Users: 4,000
Yrs. of Experience: 5
Downtime: -
Software: Win 95 or newer, Win 3.11, Mac
Tech Support: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Self-promotional quote: Smartnet--the *smart* choice in Internet service. [Back to top]
Starpower Communications
Company Info.
Costs/Features
Performance
Web site
877-782-7769
HQ: Laurel

Coverage: D.C. metro area, Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Howard, St. Mary's, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford, plus 12 states (cable access in Washington, Montgomery County and Falls Church only)

Price Plans: "Modem: $19.95/unlimited. Cable: 1.5 Mbps/800 kbps, $39.95 ($10 more w/o cable-TV subscription)"
Extra E-mails: 3
Web Server Space: 10 MB
Junk E-mail Filter?: N
Newsgroups: 30,000
Bandwidth: -
Users/Modems: -
Total Users: -
Yrs. of Experience: 3
Downtime: -
Software: Win 95 or newer, Mac
Tech Support: 24 hrs./day; toll-free
Self-promotional quote: Starpower, in conjunction with RCN, is one of the nation's largest ISPs. Offering free, 24/7 technical support, reliable connections, a high-quality network and 100 percent satisfaction guaranteed, Starpower delivers the Internet you've been waiting for. [Back to top]
Sysnet Communications
Company Info.
Costs/Features
Performance
Web site
301-664-6000
HQ: Silver Spring

Coverage:D.C. metro area, Anne Arundel, Frederick, Howard, Loudoun; extra-cost roaming

Price Plans: $14.95/unlimited
Extra E-mails: $2/mo. each
Web Server Space: 10 MB
Junk E-mail Filter?: N
Newsgroups: 33,000
Bandwidth: 90 Mbps
Users/Modems: 9:1
Total Users: 3,000
Yrs. of Experience: 8
Downtime: .01%
Software: Win 95 or newer, Win 3.1, Mac
Tech Support: 24 hrs./day; toll-free
Self-promotional quote: We also offer managed network services and server co-location services. Our fully redundant backbone is monitored 24/7. We have a personalized, dedicated support team. [Back to top]
US Net
Company Info.
Costs/Features
Performance
Web site
800-801-0118
HQ: Laurel

Coverage: D.C. metro area, Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Howard, St. Mary's, plus 31 states; toll-free and extra-cost roaming available

Price Plans: $14.95/unlimited
Extra E-mails: $3/mo. each
Web Server Space: 3 MB for $3/mo.
Junk E-mail Filter?: Y
Newsgroups: -
Bandwidth: -
Users/Modems: -
Total Users: -
Yrs. of Experience: 8
Downtime: -
Software: None
Tech Support: 24 hrs./day; toll-free
Self-promotional quote: A leading national provider of value-added web hosting, broadband Internet access and managed network services, US Net provides data communications services to customers in all 50 states and in more than 50 countries. [Back to top]
World Data Network
Company Info.
Costs/Features
Performance
Web site
703-912-5524
HQ: Springfield

Coverage:D.C. metro area, Anne Arundel, Frederick, Loudoun, Prince William

Price Plans: $19/unlimited
Extra E-mails: $4/mo. each
Web Server Space: 20 MB
Junk E-mail Filter?: N
Newsgroups: None
Bandwidth: 100 Mbps
Users/Modems: 5:1
Total Users: -
Yrs. of Experience: 9
Downtime: < 1%
Software: Win 95 or newer, Win 3.1
Tech Support: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Self-promotional quote: World Data Network is an Internet service provider offering Web site hosting and a high-quality, one-stop access portal for the online community since 1984. [Back to top]
Zzapp Internet Services
Company Info.
Costs/Features
Performance
Web site
703-379-4568
HQ: Arlington

Coverage:D.C. metro area, Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Howard, St. Mary's, Loudoun, Prince William; extra-cost roaming in 36 states and Canada

Price Plans: $12.95/unlimited
Extra E-mails: 3; $5/mo. each for others
Web Server Space: 10 MB
Junk E-mail Filter?: Y
Newsgroups: 60,000
Bandwidth: 3.08 Mbps
Users/Modems: 8:1
Total Users: 1,000
Yrs. of Experience: 6
Downtime: .005%
Software: Win 3.11, Win 95 or newer, Mac
Tech Support: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Self-promotional quote: Zzapp is provided by Community Educational Services Foundation--a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community-supported resource offering online information and communications services since 1984. [Back to top]

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