News Release

WorldWide Access Expands Service with a Cisco Access Solution

Midwest ISP selects AS5200 in delivery of best-of-class services
Mar 17, 1997

SAN JOSE, Calif.- March 17, 1997 - Cisco Systems, Inc. announcedtoday that Chicago, Illinois based, WorldWide Access has selected theCisco AS5200 universal access server in the expansion of its local dialaccess network. WorldWide Access has deployed more than a dozen AS5200sin the expansion of its dial access network, dramatically improvingnetwork efficiency, connectivity and content delivery.

WorldWide Access and Cisco are working together to streamline WorldWideAccess' dial access services through delivery of an end-to-end,scaleable solution which integrates high performance dial accessplatforms with Cisco IOS(TM) software features enabling a host ofvalue-added network services. The flexibility and scalability of thissolution combined with innovative service and support permit WorldWideAccess to decrease operating costs and assure maximum servicereliability to its growing subscriber base.

"Our ongoing mission is to continually improve the productivity andprofitability of our subscribers through the intelligent application ofInternet technology. In deploying AS5200 access servers, we were ableto replace existing analog modem systems with advanced universal systemsallowing for the continued expansion of subscriber connectivityoptions," said David Vrona, president of WorldWide Access. "The AS5200enables us to pass along cost savings to our subscribers and supportemerging technologies as they become available."

WorldWide Access is one of the largest ISP's in the Chicago andMilwaukee metropolitan areas. In addition to serving nearly 10,000 dialaccess subscribers, WorldWide Access also offers leased line servicesand hosts more than 1,000 World Wide Web sites.

"Cisco is committed to providing WorldWide Access with the most robust,leading-edge dial access network available," said Kevin Kennedy vicepresident and general manager of the Access Business Unit at CiscoSystems, Inc. "We are pleased that WorldWide Access has chosen theAS5200 to cost effectively deliver advanced Internet services to itsgrowing base of subscribers."

About WorldWide Access

WorldWide Access is a full-service Internet Service Provider (ISP)specializing in Internet solutions for business. Founded in 1993, thecompany's wide breadth of individual and commercial Internet servicesinclude: analog dial up 33.6 modem access; ISDN dial up access forindividual and corporate networks; high bandwidth leased line access for7x24 corporate network Internet access (ISDN, 56Kbps, T1 and T3connectivity options); World Wide Web site consulting, development andhosting; corporate network e-mail and database integration; firewall andsecurity solutions.

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