RE: the new new thing....

From: Mike Dierken (
Date: Mon Apr 02 2001 - 12:27:08 PDT

More info:

    SEATTLE, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Internap Network Services (Nasdaq:
the leading provider of intelligent routing services for the Internet, today
announced that Bang Networks(TM) (, the provider
real-time Internet services, is using Internap to deliver routing
speed and reliable quality of service to Bang's customers. Launching today,
Bang Networks is also announcing the availability of its DirectPath(TM)
    "We share Bang's vision of taking the Internet to the next level; one
uses routing optimization to increase the efficiency of the Internet and,
importantly, create a more compelling and valuable user experience," said
Naughtin, President and CEO of Internap Network Services.
    "Internap's unique approach to Internet connectivity compliments our
focus on routing information in real-time," said Tim Tuttle, founder and CTO
of Bang Networks. "Working with Internap enables us to deliver the
exceptional and reliable user experience our customers demand."
    Bang Networks has designed technology to bypass the inherent limitations
of the Web. It does so through its global, intelligent routing network that
maintains live, open connections with millions of Web browsers, thus
the most current information available to flow continuously into users' open
browsers. Additionally, the Bang Networks' DirectPath(TM) service greatly
increases its customers' efficiency by reducing server strain because it
selectively updates the new bits of information, i.e., stock quotes or
prices, as they become available, eliminating the need to reload entire
    Internap is the leading provider of intelligent routing services. Its
Overlay Network monitors the traffic situation over all the major Internet
backbones and routes mission-critical data in a faster, more reliable and
managed fashion than conventional Internet technology.

    About Internap
    Founded in 1996 in Seattle, Internap provides Internet connectivity that
is faster and more reliable than conventional Internet service. Internap's
patented route management technology provides direct data transmission
the major Internet backbones through a single connection from a customer's
network to one of Internap's Service Points. Internap's customers bypass
congestion points on the Internet, avoiding packet loss, latency and other
difficulties that can plague conventional Internet connectivity. Internap
services are currently available in numerous key markets throughout the
States including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Jose
Seattle. Major companies and networks served by Internap include The NASDAQ,
Datek Online, Colgate Palmolive, Earthlink, Travelocity and many others.
Internap(R) and P-NAP(R) are registered trademarks of Internap. All other
trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners. For more
information, visit

    "Safe Harbor" Statement
    This release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements
that involve risks and uncertainties. Readers are cautioned that these
statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future
events or results. Readers are referred to the documents filed by Internap
with the SEC, specifically its most recent annual report on Form 10-K and
later periodic reports, which identify important risk factors that could
actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking
statements, including, among other things, Internap's history of operating
losses and expected future losses, Internap's limited operating history,
fluctuations in Internap's quarterly operating results, Internet
infrastructure and regulatory changes, volatility of stock price, deployment
of new Service Points, integration of acquired businesses and rapid
technological and market change. All forward-looking statements are based on
information available to Internap on the date hereof, and Internap assumes
obligation to update such statements.

    About Bang Networks
    Bang Networks is the leading provider of technologies and services
enabling the real-time Internet. At the core of these services lies the
Bang Real-Time Network, the largest network designed to maintain persistent
connections with open browsers, applications, and Internet-enabled devices.
The Bang Real-Time Network supports millions of concurrent connections and
maintains capacity to route billions of unique data objects every hour. For
the first time, businesses can bypass the inherent limitations of the
to power mission-critical applications with real-time information and
For more information, please visit our website at
    Trademarks: Bang Networks, DirectPath, and Bang Real-Time Network, are
trademarks of Bang Networks, Inc.

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