Phone: (352) 375-2912
56K Internet Service Now Available in Tampa & New Port
Internet Connect Company, Inc. (ICC), one of the most popular
Internet service providers in Florida, is pleased to announce
that 56K Internet access is now available to subscribers in
Hillsborough and Pasco Counties.
utilizes K56flex, which is the modem protocol developed by
Lucent and Rockwell that enables high speed Internet downloads
over standard telephone lines. Subscribers with a compatible
modem should be able to access the service at speeds of up
to 56Kbps, nearly double the 28.8Kbps speed that most other
service providers offer. The K56flex protocol is endorsed
by over 1,500 other Internet service providers worldwide.
for 56K access has been growing for quite some time,"
says ICC President and CEO Marty Puranik, "Were
excited about introducing it to our subscribers in the Tampa
Bay area, especially as the 56K standard is about to be released."
is referring to the debate between the two different competing
56K technologies, K56flex and 3Com Technologys x2. Since
their release in early 1997 the two technologies have not
been compatible. This means Internet customers must have the
same brand modem as their provider in order to take advantage
of the faster connection speeds. The International Telecommunications
Union, responsible for determining the 56K standard, announced
last month that the new protocol will be released this spring.
the 56K standard is released, anyone with a 56K modem can
connect at the faster speeds regardless of the type of modem
their particular provider is using. Modem manufacturers expect
to begin shipping the new standardized products in February.
People who already own an older modem should be able to upgrade
to the new standard at no charge.
believe that the new 56K standard will make the Internet more
user-friendly than ever before," Puranik continued, "This
means less time waiting for downloads and more time enjoying
Internet Connect Co.
Gainesville, FL-based Internet Connect Company, a recognized
leader in the highly competitive Internet access field, offers
service to about 7,000 subscribers throughout Florida. The
company is committed to providing the highest possible level
of service at a reasonable cost to all of its customers. ICC
also offers a variety of high-speed dedicated Internet solutions
and Web hosting services for businesses. To learn more about
ICCs complete line of service offerings, call (800)
422-2936 or visit ICCs Web page at http://www.atlantic.net.
Internet accounts start at just $9.95 per month and include
access to the World Wide Web, electronic mail, newsgroups
and electronic chat rooms. The Atlantic.Net software startup
kit is available for the Windows and Macintosh operating systems.