NETWORK ACCESS SOLUTIONS CORP

NETWORK ACCESS SOLUTIONS CORP

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Company Overview
Network Access Solutions Corp. is a US-based company that provides broadband network solutions and Internet service to business customers. The company’s corporate office is located in Herndon, Virginia.
Network Access Solutions offers data communications services using a variety of high-speed access methods and markets those services directly through its own sales force and through wholesale partners. With its network infrastructure, the company is able to provide Internet, private frame relay and private asynchronous transfer mode access to its customers through high-speed, always-on connections at speeds up to 2.3 megabits per second.
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Business Summary
Network Access Solutions Corp. is a provider of broadband network solutions and Internet service to business customers. The Company provides its data communications services using a variety of high-speed access methods and market those services directly through its own sales force and through wholesale partners. With its network infrastructure, the Company is able to provide Internet, private frame relay and private asynchronous transfer mode access to its customers through high-speed, always-on connections at speeds up to 2.3 megabits per second. The Company has branded its network service “CopperNet.”
Description and history
Network Access Solutions Corp. is a provider of broadband network solutions and Internet service to business customers. The Company provides its data communications services using a variety of high-speed access methods and market those services directly through its own sales force and through wholesale partners. With its network infrastructure, the Company is able to provide Internet, private frame relay and private asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) access to its customers through high-speed, always-on connections at speeds up to 2.3 megabits per second. The Company has branded its network service “CopperNet,” which it commercially launched in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States in January 1999.

Bundled Services

Using its broadband network for last-mile access, customers can receive high-speed Internet at significantly lower costs than traditional access methods. Combining these network capabilities with its consulting and integration services, the Company offers a full portfolio of business-class Internet solutions, including customer premises equipment (CPE); firewalls; domain name system (DNS), Web, and e-mail hosting and static IP addressing.

Traditional telecommuting solutions generally suffer from either a lack of performance due to the constraints of dial-up services, or a lack of security due to the role that the Internet plays in VPN solutions. Its unique broadband network puts high-performance private frame relay services within reach of entirely new markets, especially residential telecommuters and branch offices. Combined with its WAN capabilities, the Company can affordably serve telecommuters and branches throughout its serving area that would have otherwise not entered the broadband market.

By virtue of its ATM core, the Company can provide fully meshed corporate networking environments. This is particularly valuable to customers that have offices that require secure, high-performance connections to multiple corporate data centers. Its broadband network puts these solutions within affordable reach of customers that would have otherwise opted for dial-up.

Network Services

In January 1999, the Company began commercially offering its CopperNet services. CopperNet provides high-speed, continuously connected packet-based and channelized communications services. CopperNet connects business users to its MANs and WAN using ATM and frame relay over DSL and T-1 lines. CopperNet customers are able to connect to its MANs to obtain high-capacity, secure and reliable connections between distant locations. Because its customers are served end-to-end on its CopperNet network, the Company is able to deliver a true wide area private network with the capacity, speed, reliability and level of service that they require.

CopperNet Frame provides seamless access to LANs and WANs using ATM and frame relay technologies over DSL and T-1 lines to deliver a flexible suite of services. The benefit to CopperNet Frame customers is the low cost and simplicity of use when contrasted with ISDN and long-haul T-1 services provided by other carriers.

CopperNet Internet is a suite of Internet services and connectivity options designed specifically for business applications. Its customers choose their connectivity speed, ranging from 128 kilobits per second to 2.3 megabits per second, and the Company provides the necessary hardware, registers its customers’ chosen domain name and configures and maintains its customers’ e-mail and Web services.

Its VPN service is a fully managed offering for organizations with a remote or mobile workforce that need reliable and secure access to the corporate network. The Company provides a full-service VPN solution that includes necessary hardware, software and communications services for a single monthly fee.

The Company faces competition from Verizon, Covad Communications Group, Inc., DSL.Net, Inc., AT&T, Sprint, WorldCom, Williams Communications, Qwest, Level 3 Communications, WorldCom, Earthlink, Inc., Hughes Space Communications and Teledesic.

The Company has entered into interconnection agreements with Verizon, which expire in June 2002, for Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia.

Business Line
Provides broadband network solutions and Internet service to business customers
Subsidiary

Advisor
PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS LLP
IPO date
6/1999
US SIC Code
4813
Company Address
13650, Dulles Technology Drive

City province or state postal code
20171, HERNDON, VA
Phone: +1 703 793 5000
Fax: +1 703 742 7706
Country address: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
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