NaviNet to Provide Connectivity for 1stUp.com's Free Access Offerings; Agreement Improves 1stUp.com's ISP Network in Anticipation of Explosive User Growth.SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 8, 1999--
1stUp.com, a leading provider of ad-supported Internet access See how to access the Internet. solutions, today announced it has signed an agreement with NaviNet, a provider of high performance, private label Internet access services. Both 1stUp.com and NaviNet are majority-owned operating companies operating company
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On October 22nd, NaviNet's state-of-the-art nationwide Internet access network became available to 1stUp.com's free access partners. AltaVista Company, whose FreeAccess offering is powered by 1stUp.com's technology, is the first 1stUp.com partner to benefit from NaviNet's network.
"NaviNet's innovative switch-bypass and private-transit Internet connectivity technologies expand the premium network available to our affiliated free access users and help improve network performance," said Charles Katz, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of 1stUp.com. "NaviNet and our other access providers are helping 1stUp.com put together one of the largest, most reliable and cost-effective ISP (1) See in-system programmable.
(2) (Internet Service Provider) An organization that provides access to the Internet. Connection to the user is provided via dial-up, ISDN, cable, DSL and T1/T3 lines. networks ever assembled."
"NaviNet is pleased to have been selected by 1stUp.com to provide Internet access services in support of their innovative free ISP See free Internet service. platform," said T.C. Browne, CEO of NaviNet, Inc. "1stUp can take advantage of our significant network efficiencies to lower their cost per subscriber."
GeoDial SP, NaviNet's flagship service, combines price, performance and coverage advantages that allow ISPs to selectively expand their local dial-up coverage while significantly lowering their cost per subscriber. GeoDial SP runs on the NaviNet Technology Platform, a unique network architecture that provides the best price/performance ratio In economics and engineering, the price/performance ratio refers to a product's ability to deliver performance, of any sort, for its price. For instance, if you have a whole day to travel 100 km, spending $50 to do the journey in two hours is a better price/performance ratio than available for Internet access. The NaviNet Technology platform employs switch bypass technology and private transit Internet connectivity to avoid congestion The condition of a network when there is not enough bandwidth to support the current traffic load.
congestion - When the offered load of a data communication path exceeds the capacity. for modem calls on the Internet, resulting in an efficient and robust network with very high call completion rates.
1stUp.com and AltaVista launched AltaVista FreeAccess in August. Since its successful launch, the service has garnered more than over 600,000 subscribers. 1stUp.com's technology and business model enable partners like AltaVista to maximize advertising dollars to offer free access in a manner similar to the television broadcast model. Users keep a small, sponsor-oriented navigation bar A set of buttons or graphic images typically in a row or column used as a central point that link you to major topic sections on a Web site. If the navigation bar is a single graphic image with multiple selections, it is known as an imagemap. See imagemap. on their screen for the duration of their online sessions, in exchange for free full-featured Internet access.
The NaviNet partnership represents 1stUp.com's second major agreement with a CMGI-affiliated company in as many weeks. On November 1st, 1stUp.com announced a preferred advertising agreement with online ad network, Adsmart.
1stUp.com, a majority-owned operating company of CMGI, Inc. (NASDAQ: CMGI), is the market leader in providing consumer-oriented businesses with ad-supported Internet access solutions. Working through the marketing and distribution channels of innovative, consumer-oriented companies, 1stUp.com provides patent-pending technology that enables its partners to offer branded, cost-effective Internet services to their customers. Aggregating the end-user bases of AltaVista and future partners, 1stup.com has the buying power Buying Power
The money an investor has available to buy securities. In a margin account, the buying power is the total cash held in the brokerage account plus maximum margin available.
Also referred to as "Excess Equity. of multiple brands and is able to pass along the benefits of optimal connectivity costs and advertising revenues to its partners. For more information, visit http://www.1stup.com.
Focused on organizations that want to extend customer reach through the Internet, NaviNet provides a portfolio of private-label Internet access services supported by a leading-edge, high-availability national network. Through a combination of superior technology and strategic partnerships, NaviNet delivers flexible Internet solutions enabling organizations to expand without investing in infrastructure and technology.
NaviNet's current network coverage reaches over 50% of the U.S. online population and will reach more than 80% by year's end.
NaviNet is a majority-owned operating company of CMGI, Inc. (Nasdaq: CMGI). For more information, visit NaviNet's website at http://www.navinet.net or call 877-NAVINET (877-628-4638).
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