DC Access Continues to Expand Wrieless Internet Footprint into North East Washington D.C.

By DC AccessMarch 7, 2005Press Releases, WiFi

DC Access brings Wi-Fi to Potomac House and The Linville.

Washington, DC – DC Access, Washington, DC’s only wireless Internet service provider (WISP), today announced that it has added two new buildings to its growing list of multi-tenant units (MTUs). Potomac House (513 12th St. NE) and The Linville (116 6th St. NE) are the latest MTUs to be connected for DC Access’ wireless Internet service.

Known as “outdoor WiFi,” DC Access uses high-powered antennas to broadcast wireless Internet connections directly to customers’ homes and businesses. DC Access sets up the antennas on building rooftops and uses Wi-Fi transmitters to transmit a signal directly to the customer. Customers receive the benefits of high-speed broadband without having to order a physical connection from a large telecommunications provider.

DC Access has experienced a great deal of success by partnering with property management companies and owners. DC Access enables them to easily and affordably deliver high-speed Internet access to their residents. In exchange for the use of their rooftops, DC Access offers property managers a variety of financial incentives, including discounted rates for their residents.

In January 2004, DC Access announced a partnership with Evolve LLC. Evolve, a leading property management company on Capitol Hill, played an important role in DC Access’ MTU strategy. Since then, the partnership has been strengthened by the addition of new buildings. Potomac House is the latest Evolve property.

“This is a win-win situation for all parties. For property managers, it can be a major competitive advantage. Today, Wi-Fi is a required amenity in new buildings and for older ones, it’s an extra benefit,” said Martha Huizenga, vice president of marketing, DC Access. “With each new building, DC Access not only adds new customers but expands its footprint. And for residents, it’s fast and reliable wireless broadband without the headaches that are usually associated with large providers.”

DC Access also supplies Wi-Fi to the following MTUs:

• The Barbara — 821 Maryland Ave NE
• The Marday — 815 Maryland Ave NE
• Pierce School and Pierce School Annex — 1475 Maryland Ave NE
• Lincoln Towers — 121 12th Street NE
• President Adams — 201 Maryland Ave NE
• Congressional House — 236 Massachusetts Ave NE

DC Access will provide a live demonstration of its wireless Internet service at the Pierce School Open House & Designer Showcase, which is scheduled for Saturday, March 12th from noon to 4 p.m. Evolve LLC, the developer for the Pierce School Lofts, will be on site to answer any questions about the property as well as Alvear Studio, the local retailer responsible for the design and art.

About DC Access, LLC

Founded in 1999, DC Access is Washington’s DC first and only wireless Internet service provider (WISP). The company also offers dial-up access and web hosting. DC Access’ customers receive the benefits of high-speed broadband without having to order DSL or cable from a large provider. DC Access has earned a reputation for offering reliable, affordable and personal service to its customers. DC Access has been profitable from the first day of operation. The DC Access strategy has always been consistent and steady growth. DC Access is privately held and headquartered on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

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