DC Access Selected as Broadband Provider for Washington’s First Public Outdoor Wi-Fi Hotspot

By DC AccessApril 28, 2004Press Releases, WiFi

DC Access enters into the public Wi-Fi market.

Washington, DC – DC Access, a leading Washington, DC-based ISP, today announced it was selected as the wireless Internet provider for the Open Park Project. In a separate release today, Open Park, a non-profit organization that’s focused on bringing free Wi-Fi to the National Mall, launched the first public outdoor Internet hotspot in the nation’s capital.

With DC Access providing its high-speed wireless Internet service, the public can now access the Internet for free with a laptop or hand-held device in the areas around the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress and the Capitol Visitors’ Center site.

“DC Access has played an integral role in bringing Wi-Fi to Washington, DC,” said Greg Staple, co-founder of Open Park. “They were able to implement our solution in a timely and professional manner.”

In July 2003, DC Access became the first ISP in Washington to offer wireless Internet directly to residential and small business customers. DC Access uses high-powered antennas to broadcast wireless Internet connections, eliminating the “last mile” connection problems associated with landline services and the need to order a physical connection from a large telecommunications provider. DC Access is also partnering with local property management companies and owners of residential and commercial multi-tenant units to secure strategic rooftop access for its antennas.

“Today’s announcement is a significant step forward in our efforts to become the leading Wireless Internet service provider (WISP) in Washington,” Matt Wade, founder and president of DC Access. “Our work with Open Park enables DC Access to expand our coverage area as well as enter into the public Wi-Fi market.”

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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