The Team

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DC Access was founded in 1999 out of the same frustrations faced by our customers each and every day with the big national internet providers.

Founders Matt and Martha – both with years of experience in technology and telecommunications – wanted better for themselves and their neighbors. DC Access was born to provide Washington, DC with a better choice – one founded in good customer service and reliable connections.

Today, DC Access provides WiFi to residential and commercial customers in several DC neighborhoods and also helps customers around the region cut the cord through Free TV DC.

Matt - Founding partner - DC Access

Matt – Founding Partner

Matt is a founding partner and passionate about technology that simply works. Matt oversees all technical matters of DC Access, including, network expansion and leading our installation and technical service team. Fun fact - Matt comes from a family of horsemen – they race harness horses full time!

Martha – Founding Partner

Martha is a founding partner and oversees all things customer service. Martha is responsible for operations, including marketing, customer service, accounts receivable/payable, human resources and office administration. Martha enjoys photography, running, and doing yoga.


Rachman Holdman joined DC Access in February 2018 as the Network Infrastructure Manager. Rachman oversees the day to day network operations while coordinating and executing special projects. Prior to joining DC Access, Rachman spent 12 years in various IT consulting roles. A native of Chicago, IL, Rachman is an avid film buff and budding foodie who enjoys great food and good movies with family and friends.

Mike - - DC Access Team


Mike assists with equipment assembly and installations. In his free time, Mike is all about the outdoors - doing landscaping as well as playing paintball, camping, backpacking and canoeing.

Tony - DC Access Team


Tony is an expert at installing internet and TV for residential single-family homes and small businesses. Tony is a DC native and has been a member of the DC Access team since 2010. When he’s not on your roof or getting you wired, you’ll find him with a fishing rod in hand.


Darnell grew up in Capitol Hill near Providence Park. He attended University of the District of Columbia and later transferred to Career Technical Institute where he received his Diploma in Microsoft Certified Systems Administration (MCSA). Darnell is CompTIA A+ certified.



Andrew Holod has called Capitol Hill home for nearly 20 years. He has a background in sales and service having worked in retail and as a wine merchant for most of his adult life. He loves learning about anything new, cooking (and eating) and anything outdoors.


Alyssa is our afternoon customer service specialist who is ready to help set up your account or get you back online.



Barbara Santos is our morning customer service specialist. She is ready to take your call or email from 8am - 12pm. Barbara was born in a small town in Portugal, where she studied social work. She enjoyed working in a retirement center as a social worker for over 7 years, then moved to England in 2017 to work in child protective services. In 2021, she moved to North Carolina and is now embracing other skills and challenges working for DC Access. As all good Portuguese, cheese and wine are her favorites.

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