Please consider a donation to the Higher Intellect project. See https://preterhuman.net/donate.php or the Donate to Higher Intellect page for more info.

Internet Access Provider List - Dedicated Lines - July 1993

From Higher Intellect Vintage Wiki
Revision as of 00:45, 28 July 2020 by Netfreak (talk | contribs) (Created page with "<pre> From: [email protected] Date: Tue, 1 Feb 1994 02:25:25 -0500 Internet Access Provider List Dedicated Lines July, 1993 Copyright 1993 Susan Estrada. All rights reserved. Dl...")
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
From: [email protected]
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 1994 02:25:25 -0500

Internet Access Provider List
Dedicated Lines
July, 1993

Copyright 1993 Susan Estrada.  All rights reserved. 

Dlist

Dlist a list of Internet service providers who offer dedicated line
connections. They may also offer dialup connections. The list is as
complete as the author could make it on the date of publication. Any
additions or corrections should be sent to [email protected] 

This list was originally developed for the O'Reilly book, "Connecting to
the Internet:  An O'Reilly Buyer's Guide."

The list is organized into 4 parts. First is an alphabetical listing of
U.S. providers. Second is a listing by state of U.S. providers. Third is a
listing of providers in Canada. Fourth is a listing of providers outside of
the U.S. and Canada.


Alphabetic Provider Listing

AlterNet TCP/IP network service, UUNET Technologies, Inc.
Service Area:   US and International
Contact:        Alternet Sales
Voice:  1 800 4UUNET3, 1 703 204 8000
email:  [email protected]
FTP for more info:      ftp.uu.net:~info/alternet
Network Description:    AlterNet provides Internet connectivity to
organizations seeking access to the Internet. AlterNet connectivity options
range from dial-up SLIP/PPP up to T1 and 10Mbps speeds. All traffic on
AlterNet is unrestricted as UUNET Technologies owns and operates its own
backbone service. The network is built from proven, off-the-shelf
technology and AlterNet engineers enjoy close working relationships with
those of the technology vendors.

ANS CO+RE Systems, Inc.
Service Area:   US and International
Contact:        Inside Sales
Voice:  800-456-8267 or 313-663-7610
email:  [email protected]
FTP more info:  ftp.ans.net (cd /pub)
Network Description:    ANS CO+RE Systems, Inc. is a provider of
value-added network services for those businesses looking to solve their
problems through the use of wide-area internetworking and the Internet. A
wholly-owned subsidiary of Advanced Network & Services, Inc., ANS CO+RE
Systems offers access to its T3 nationwide network and the Internet at a
variety of connection speeds, from dialup to T3. ANS CO+RE also offers a
complete suite of TCP/IP WAN services, including network connectivity,
security services, systems integration, network engineering & design,
implementation, operation, NOC outsourcing, training, and consulting. ANS
CO+RE provides professional-quality services to all clients, connecting to
over 10,000 different networks at a variety of interface points, thus
offering robust interconnectivity.

BARRNet
Service Area:   Northern and Central California
Contact:        R. J. Goldberg
Voice:  415-723-7003 415-322-0602
email:  [email protected]
FTP more info:  ftp.barrnet.net
Network Description:    Organized in 1987, BARRNet is the NSFNET regional
provider of Internet connectivity service to business, education and
government in Northern and Central California. BARRNet offers premier high-
and low-speed connectivity, as well as turn-key Internet installation and
network consulting services.

CENTnet, The Cambridge Entrepreneurial Network
Service Area:   Eastern Massachusetts
Contact:        Bill Love
Voice:  617-354-5800
email:  [email protected]
FTP more info:          NA
Network Description:    CENTnet is a least-cost solution to dedicated and
dialup Internetworking.  Network service is at either 19.2k or 56k
dedicated leased line or Dialup SLIP, (via one of our members -
DMConnection.)  CENTnet is a commercial Internet provider.

CERFnet
Service Area:   California and International
Contact:        Sales Manager
Voice:  1 800 8762373, 1 619 455 3900
email:  [email protected]
FTP more info:  nic.cerf.net
Network Description:    CERFnet is a forward thinking Internet service
provider for both the commercial and educational markets. CERFnet was one
of the first Internet service providers to address the growing needs of the
commercial sector and is a founding member of the CIX (Commercial Internet
Exchange). To meet the needs of the business community, CERFnet helped to
develop new and innovative Internet services and was one of the first
providers to offer dialup services via an 800 number, low cost hourly IP
services, and advanced services such as SMDS. CERFnet also continues to
support the academic community with programs such as the Global School
House and CERF n' Safari. For the future, CERFnet is committed to providing
quality Internet access and services at reasonable costs to all members of
the user community.

CICNet
Coverage Area:  Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio
Contact:        Kimberly Shaffer
email:  [email protected]
Voice:  313 998 6104
FTP for more info:      NA
Network Description:    CICNet is a regional computer internetworking
provider. A non-profit organization started by the schools of the Big Ten
in 1988, CICNet provides connectivity to its Charter members, other higher
ed and K-12 organizations as well as commercial companies. At CICNet
connectivity is more than a connection as is evident in the many seminars,
tutorials, and user meetings this organization sponsors each year for its
membership. With some of the nation's premier technical talent as a part of
its membership, CICNet is a trend setter in the exploration of new
technologies as well as providing a reliable high speed T-1 redundant
network backbone for its customers.

CONCERT Network
Service Area:   North Carolina
Contact:        CONCERT-Connect
Voice:  919-248-1999
email:  [email protected]
FTP more info:  ftp.concert.net
Network Description:    CONCERT-CONNECT, a program of the MCNC Center for
Communications, provides North Carolina businesses and industry an
opportunity to access state and national research and education resources
through the Internet.  CONCERT, Communications for North Carolina
Education, Research, and Technology, is a statewide IP data network
currently operating a T1/T3 backbone connected to the Internet through a
contract with Advanced Network and Services, Inc. CONCERT-CONNECT provides
three types of connections:  1) Direct Connections, 56 Kbps or T1 circuit
speeds, 2)  Serial Line Internet Protocol (SLIP), dial-up modem access for
your local UNIX network, and 3)  UUCP Mail/News, mail and/or news services
only.  Local network access is provided throughout the state with dial-in
access in the following North Carolina cities:  Asheville, Chapel Hill,
Charlotte,Durham, Greensboro, Greenville, Raleigh and Winston-Salem.

CSUnet
Service Area:   California
Contact:        Laura Guillory
Voice:  (310) 985-9641
email:  [email protected]
FTP more info:  nic.csu.net or Gopher at eis.calstate.edu (vt100 login as
csuinfo)
Network Description:    CSUnet  is the largest network in the state of
California focused entirely on education. Comprised of 48 full members and
more than 20 associate members, CSUnet spans the entire state of California
with thirty-five T-1 circuits and twenty-six 56K circuits.  CSUnet has a
point of presence in every one of California's 11 LATAs.  Originally
designed in 1984 to support the 19 (now  20) campuses of the California
State University, CSUnet now includes all educational institutions
throughout California in its mission, including K-12 and Community Colleges
and public libraries.  CSUnet is also a multiple-services network.  In
addition to data services, two-way compressed video between CSU campuses
continues to grow at a rapid pace.

Global Enterprise Services, Inc.
Service Area:   US and International
Contact:        Marketing Department
email:  [email protected]
Voice:  800 35-TIGER
FTP more information:   NA
Network Description:    Global Enterprise Services, Inc., through the John
von Neumann Computer Network (JvNCnet) is a mature data communications
network with seven years of experience in providing state-of-the-art
Internet access and network services to commercial, academic, and
government organizations in the United States and internationally. Formed
in 1986, JvNCnet is one of the original networks comprising the National
Science Foundation network (NSFNET), which in turn is an integral part of
the Internet, and is a member of the Commercial Internet Exchange (CIX).
GES provides high speed gateway and dialup connectivity to the Internet, as
well as customized networking and training services.

ISI Network Associates
Service Area:   Los Angeles Area
Contact:        Joe Kemp
Voice:  310 822 1511
email:  [email protected]
FTP for more info:      in-notes/ina/isi-net-assoc-story on VENERA.ISI.EDU
Network Description:    The ISI Network Associates program is a
high-quality, low-overhead service of the Information Sciences Institute of
the University of Southern California to provide Internet access. There are
currently 15 associate organizations in the program connected to ISI with
dedicated 9.6 Kb, 56 Kb,and T1 lines. No dial-up service is provided. This
program is for small organizations that need dedicated Internet connections
and can provide their own technical and user service. 

Los Nettos
Service Area:   Los Angeles Area
Contact:        Joe Kemp
Voice:  310 822 1511
email:  [email protected]
FTP for more info:      in-notes/los-nettos/los-nettos-story on VENERA.ISI.EDU
Network Description :   Los Nettos is a high-quality, low-overhead network
in the Los Angeles area. There are currently 9 sites interconnected with T1
lines. This is a network for large organizations that need dedicated
high-bandwidth Internet connections and can provide their own technical and
user service. No dial-up service is available.

MichNet/Merit
Service Area:   Michigan
Contact:        Jeff Ogden
Voice:  313 764 9430
email:  [email protected]
FTP more info:  nic.merit.edu
Network Description :   MichNet is the regional network operated by the
Merit Network, Inc. MichNet is attached to NSFNET at 45Mbps and offers
direct TCP/IP connections at 9.6K, 56K and 1.5M bps as well as public
dial-in services from 23 Michigan cities and Washington, D.C. Merit also
maintains gateways between the Internet and SprintNet and Autonet, two
commercial X.25 networks. MichNet's focus is on education, research and
community service organizations, but connections are available to any
organization in Michigan.

MIDnet
Service Area:           Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska,
Oklahoma, South Dakota
Contact:                MIDnet Information Center
Voice:                  402-472-7600
email:                  [email protected]
FTP more info:          westie.mid.net
Network Description:    MIDnet offers dedicated and dial-up services to the
seven state region of Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma
and South Dakota.  MIDnet is one of the oldest regional networks, operating
since the fall of 1987.  In addition to the high speed reliable service,
MIDnet members also received the benefits of volume discount contracts.

The Missouri Research and Education Network (MOREnet)
Service Area:   Missouri
Contact:        Bill Mitchell, Director
Voice:          314-882-2000
email:          [email protected]
FTP more info:  NA
Network Description :   MOREnet - the Missouri Research and Education
Network - is Missouri's "data highway" linking its member to one another
and the Internet.  Based on the TCP/IP suite of protocols, MOREnet provides
remote login (TELNET), file transfer (FTP) services, electronic mail, and
member support services. MOREnet currently has 39 members from higher
education, K- 12, public libraries, state and federal agencies, private
corporations, and continues to grow rapidly.  The primary mission of
MOREnet is to provide collaborative networked information services to
education in support of instruction, research and  public service.  MOREnet
is uniquely positioned to be a catalyst for providing network connectivity
to all areas of the state in support of instruction, research, public
service, and economic development.

MRNet
Service Area:   Minnesota
Contact:        Dennis Fazio
Voice:  612 342 2570
email:  [email protected]
FTP more info:  FTP.MR.Net
Gopher more info:       Gopher.MR.Net
Network Description:    The Minnesota Regional Network (MRNet) is an
independent nonprofit network service provider serving the state of
Minnesota and nearby areas. It provides economical leased line access at
56Kb and T1 bandwidths via point-to-point link or Frame Relay (Twin Cities
only). Educational and unrestricted commercial access is available. The
MRNet dialIP Service is also available for lower-cost dialup SLIP access.

Msen
Service Area:   Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois
Contact:        Owen Medd
Voice:  313 998 4562
email:  [email protected]
FTP more info:  ftp.msen.com:/pub/vendor/msen
Network Description:    Msen provides a full range of Internet connection
services to a wide array of organizations, both commercial and academic.
>From dialup access through high speed leased line services, Msen is able to
tailor its services to fit the customer's needs. In addition, Msen can
supply a growing number of custom information services, including a
realtime Reuters news clipping service and a fullscale jobs and resumes
database containing thousands of entries.

MV Communications, Inc.  (mv.com)
Service Area:   New Hampshire and surrounding areas
Contact:        Mark Mallett or Marta Greenberg
Voice:          (603)-429-2223
email:          [email protected] for autoreply, [email protected] for human
FTP more info:          ftp.mv.com:/pub/mv
Network Description:    MV Communications provides many forms of Internet
access for individuals, small businesses, and organizations.  We offer UUCP
access, interactive accounts, and SLIP/PPP connections.  Our goal is to
make the net affordable and within reach of everyone; we have discount
programs for special organizations and educational use, and in general help
to bridge that last mile between the network and the individual.

NEARnet
Service Area:   Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island,
Massachusetts, New York; additional areas served upon request.
Contact:        John Curran
Voice:  617-873-8730
email:  [email protected]
FTP more info:  ftp.near.net
Network Description:    NEARnet is the premier Internet service for
organizations in the New England region. NEARnet connects a wide range of
universities, laboratories, and corporations with each other and millions
of other users of the worldwide Internet. NEARnet supports access to
research and educational organizations through the NSFNET and its
affiliated regional networks. It also supports unequalled access to the
commercial Internet via multiple commercial networking services. NEARnet
was founded by MIT, Harvard University and Boston University and from 1989
to 1993 was operated under contract by Bolt Beranek, and Newman (BBN). On
July 1, 1993, NEARnet transitioned to a service offering of BBN Technology
Services Inc. which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bolt Beranek and Newman
Inc.

NETCOM On-Line Communication Services, Inc.
Service Area:   Nationwide
Contact:        ask for a Personal or Business Account Representative
Voice:  408 554 8649
email:  [email protected]
FTP for info:   NA
Network Description :   NETCOM has a nationwide network connecting local
points of presence in the following cities: Seattle, Portland, Sacramento,
San Francisco, Berkeley, Pleasanton, Palo Alto, connecting local points of
presence in the following cities:        Seattle, Portland, Sacramento, San
Francisco, Berkeley, Pleasanton, Palo Alto, San Jose, Santa Cruz, Los
Angeles, Santa Ana, San Diego, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Atlanta, Wash. DC,
Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Denver. These points of presence allow local
access with no connect time charges. NETCOM is a full service Internet
connection provider.

netILLINOIS
Service Area:   Illinois
Contact:        Peter Roll, Executive Director or Joel L. Hartman, President
Voice:          708 467-7655 or 309 677 3100
email:          [email protected] or [email protected]
FTP more info:          NA
Network Description:    netILLINOIS provides direct connections to the
Internet at 56 Kb/s and T-1 speeds, currently through backbone network
nodes in four Illinois cities.  Dial access service is beginning to be
offered in the Chicago area.  netILLINOIS does not at this time provide
host computer services such as UUCP, e-mail, and newsgroup feeds or telnet
and ftp, although e-mail POP accounts and a limited selection of newsgroups
are available to dial-access SLIP subscribers.

NevadaNet
Service Area:   Nevada
Contact:        Maurice Mitchell
Voice:  702 895 4580
email:  [email protected]
FTP more info:  NA
Network Description :   NevadaNet is an initiative of the University and
Community College System of Nevada with funding assistance from the
National Science Foundation and the State of Nevada. NevadaNet is a
state-wide network and currently serves the University of Nevada, Reno,
including the University of Nevada School of Medicine; University of
Nevada, Las Vegas; Desert Research Institute in Reno and Las Vegas;
Community College of Southern Nevada in North Las Vegas; Northern Nevada
Community College in Elko; Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno; and
Western Nevada Community College in Carson City. A hub in Reno is connected
to the Network Operation Center in Las Vegas via two T-1 (1.54 mbps)
circuits. The Las Vegas NOC is connected to the NSFNET backbone in San
Diego via a T-1 circuit. NevadaNet is a TCP/IP network with connections
available up to T-1. NevadaNet also provides compressed video connections
between its units through the use of multi-point control units.

NorthWestNet
Service Area:           Pacific Northwest including AK, ID, MT, ND, OR, and WA
Contact:                NorthWestNet NIC
Voice:                  (206) 562-3000
email:                  [email protected]
FTP more info:          ftp.nwnet.net
Network Description :   NorthWestNet is a regional (mid-level) network
providing digital communication links based upon the Internet Protocol (IP)
suite to NSFNET, Commercial Internet Exchange (CIX), and the Internet for
knowledge-based organizations in the Pacific Northwest.  Members include
universities, colleges, higher education networks, K-12 schools and school
districts, research labs, libraries, health care sites, state government
agencies, industrial research centers, and businesses.  NorthWestNet's
mission is to promote research, education, and economic development by
providing access to network communications, computing and electronic
information systems and services throughout the Northwest.  Some of
NorthWestNet's services  include Internet documentation and training;
technical, user, and information services; working groups; annual meetings;
"The Internet Passport;" and the NodeNews newsletter.

NYSERNet
Service Area:   New York
Contact:        Member Services
Voice:  315/453-2912
email:  [email protected]
Gopher more info:       telnet nysernet.org, login: nysernet (all lowercase)
Network Description:    NYSERNet is a high-speed data network that connects
New York State to the Internet. At this writing, NYSERNet's affiliate base
includes just under two hundred organizations, from large research centers
and universities, to small public libraries and K-12 schools. NYSERNet,
Inc., is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.

OARnet
Service Area:   Ohio and surrounding states
Contact:        Demetris Socli, Manager of Client Services
Voice:  614 292 8100
email:  [email protected]
FTP more info:  ftp.oar.net or use gopher.oar.net
Network Description:    OARnet offers dialup, leased line, and ISDN
connections to the Internet. Clients dial a local number in Ohio cities, a
"950" number elsewhere in Ohio, and an 800 number for areas outside Ohio.
Leased line connections may be made to hubs in Cincinnati, Akron, Dayton,
Columbus, Toledo, and Cleveland. We also offer internet-related services
such as gopher installation, posting client material on the OARnet gopher,
consulting on DNS, SMTP mail setup, and IP routing. OARnet also offers the
ANS Interlock Security Service which provides comprehensive protection
including encryption and support for key card authentication.

Public Access Networks Corp. (Panix Public Access Internet)
Service Area:   Metro New York City, Long Island, NJ, more in 1994.
Contact:        Alexis Rosen
Voice:          212-877-4854
email:          [email protected]
FTP more info:          gopher to gopher.panix.com or finger [email protected]
Network Description:    We started out as a provider of dialup internet
access. We have expanded dramatically in 1993 and we are now making
dedicated lines available. Our first customer installation is scheduled for
early August, 1993.

PREPnet
Coverage area:  Pennsylvania
Contact:        Thomas Bajzek
Voice:  412-268-7870
e-mail: [email protected]
FTP more info:  nic.prep.net
Network description:    PREPnet has been operating since 1988 as a regional
network serving Pennsylvania. PREPnet has over 120 members from the higher
education, business and industry, government agency, health care, K-12,
library, and non-profit sectors. Service is available by connections to
hubs in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Allentown, Scranton, State
College, and Meadville, which are linked by a T1 backbone. Dial-in service
is available in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Scranton. Access
to the NSFNET is via a gateway at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center.
Commercial use is available via ANS CO+RE to members who pay a surcharge
for this service.

PSINet
Service Area:   US and International
Contact:        Inside Sales
Voice:  800.82psi82 (800.827.7482) or 703.620.6651
email:  [email protected]
FTP for more info:      ftp.psi.com, cd ~uuc
Network Description:    PSINet is a US-based commercial TCP/IP and Frame
Relay full spectrum internetwork. It is currently a T1 backbone network
with a T3-based ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) system being deployed in
1993. PSI offers a variety of internetworking services providing corporate
and individual users access to the Internet. Services range from
leased-line to dialup access, as well as wireless e-mail.

RAINet
Service Area:   Northern Oregon & Southern Washington
Contact:        Randy Bush
Voice:          1 503 297-8820
email:          [email protected]
FTP more info:          ftp.psg.com
Network Description:    RAINet was formed 1n 1990 to provide minimal-cost
networking to the general public in the Portland/Vancouver area, not
excluding the classic R&E and commercial users.  RAINet currently has over
30 sites, and supports both dedicated line users and dial-up SLIP/PPP users
as well as a large number of UUCP sityes strung off the IP backbone.  Costs
are absolutely minimal, with much of the operational labor being done in
exchange for connectivity.

SDSCnet 
Service Area:   San Diego
Contact:                Tom Perrine
Voice:                  619 534 8328
email:                  [email protected]
Network Description :   The San Diego Supercomputer Center provides
high-speed network connections to support research activities, university
systems, and a few local sites in the San Diego area.  We have connections
to NSFnet, CSUnet, UNvnet, UCOPnet and expect to have connection to the new
vBNS, NCEnet and a local ATM-based MAN. 

SESQUINET
Service Area:   Texas, Mexico
Contact:        Farrell Gerbode
Voice:  713-527-6038
email:  [email protected]
FTP more info:  ftp.sesqui.net:/pub/sesquinet/*
Network Description :   SESQUINET provides TCP/IP service service using
multi-protocol routers from hubs in Houston, Dallas, Austin, and San
Antonio which are interconnected by 1544Kb/s DS-1 circuits.  A subscriber
site is connected typically by a 56Kb/s or 1544Kb/s digital leased line
connecting an network router at the subscriber site to a network router at
a hub site.  In the typical configuration, SESQUINET acquires and installs
the leased line, the leased line CSU or CSU/DSU equipment and the network
router at the subscriber site.  A lower cost 9.6Kb/s dedicated LAN dial-up
service is offered in the Houston and Dallas local calling areas. 
Subscribers pay an initial connection fee, an annual fee based on the speed
of the network connection and the actual  annual fee based on the speed of
the network connection and the actual cost of the communication lines  to a
hub site.

SprintLink
Coverage Area:  US
Contact:        Bob Doyle
Voice:  (703)904-2167
email:  [email protected]
FTP more info:  NA
Network Description:    SprintLink is a public data network service
providing switched data network transport based on the Transmission Control
Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). SprintLink service is designed for
users requiring Wide Area Network (WAN) connectivity for LAN-to-LAN
networking and/or users requiring inter-network capability. SprintLink
service is available from all 30+ Sprint Points of Presence (POPS) and is
installed using dedicated access circuits between the customer premise and
the Sprint POP. Access speeds for the service range from 9.6 DDS to 1.54
Mbps. In addition to access to the SprintLink network, SprintLink customers
can also access (via SprintLink) the Commercial Internet Exchange (CIX) and
the Internet. SprintLink is also available using Integrated T-1 Access
Partitioning. Specifically, Sprint customers are able to integrate
SprintLink service on T-1 Access circuits that may also be used for other
Sprint services.

STARnet
Service Area:   Missouri (St. Louis metropolitan area)
Contact:        Chris Myers
Voice:          1 314 935 7390
email:          [email protected]
FTP more info:  NA
Network Description :   STARnet provides low-cost, fixed-rate access to the
Internet via UUCP, dialup SLIP/PPP connections and 56K or T1 leased-line
access. 

SURAnet
Service Area:   West Virginia, Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina,
Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida,
Washington DC, Maryland, Delaware, Puerto Rico, and South America
Contact:        Marketing Department
Voice:  301 982 4600
email:  [email protected]
FTP more info:  ftp.sura.net
Network Description:    SURAnet is a regional wide-area network serving the
southeastern United States, Puerto Rico and South America. Our backbone
comprises a robust mesh of dedicated lines connected to routers which are
collocated in a major carrier's Points of Presence (POPs). SURAnet
currently has 17 POPs within its region, with future plans to expand the
coverage of its backbone and take advantage of new technologies to serve
its members.

Telerama
Service Area:   Pittsburgh, PA
Contact:        Kristen McQuillin
Voice:          412/481-3505
email:          [email protected]
FTP more info:          telerama.pgh.pa.us:/info/general-info
Network Description:    Telerama is dedicated to low-cost full Internet
connectivity.  We have a dedicated TCP/IP link and dial-in pool and provide
Email, Netnews (with UPI/Clarinet), Telnet, FTP, IRC, FSP, and Unix access
at a single low monthly rate.  You can dial data direct for more
information and to set up an account at 412/481-5302.  We will be offering
a dedicated line service in October 1993.

THEnet
Service Area:   Texas
Contact:        THEnet Network Information Center
Voice:  512 471 2400
email:  [email protected]
FTP more info:  NA
Network Description:    THEnet provides Internet access only for
organizations which work in direct support of research or education in
Texas, or which hold state or federal government contracts. We do not sell
to the general public. THEnet provides Internet access for state and
federal government agencies. The research/education/governmental
restriction does not preclude THEnet from having commercial members. We
have many commercial members on THEnet, but they meet the
research/education/governmental requirements.

UANet
Service Area:   University of Arizona
Contact:        Larry Rapagnani
Voice:  602-621-6666
email:  [email protected]
FTP more info:  NA
Network Description:    Network for University of Arizona.
Washington Education Network (WEdNet)
Service Area:   Washington State
Contact:        Jill Hanson
Voice:  (206) 775 8471 ext. 4500
email:  [email protected]
FTP more info:  NA
Network Description :   The Washington Education Network (WEdNet) is a
statewide private digital network for educational institutions.  WEdNet is
capable of carrying data, voice, and interactive video teleconferencing
simultaneously. It is administered by the Washington School Information
Processing Cooperative (WSIPC) to meet the telecommunications needs of
member educational entities within the State of Washington. The network T1
backbone connects WSIPC, nine Educational Service Districts, and the Office
of the Superintendent for Public Instruction (OSPI). To achieve
connectivity schools have three options: dial up, multiplexed or routed
connections between their network and the WEdNet via 56 kb or T1 leased
lines depending upon their needs. Several data centers are hosting
timeshare Internet systems for districts not ready for routed connections.
Current membership includes 276 school districts, 9 ESD's, OSPI, and the
Communications Technology Center (CTC) a computing consortium representing
Washington Community & Technical Colleges.

Westnet
Service Area:   Arizona, Colorado, southern Idaho, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming
Contact:        Pat Burns
Voice:  303 491 7260
email:  [email protected]
FTP more info:  anonymous to westnet.net
Network Description:    Westnet is a collaborative effort among the five
and one-half state region. It is managed by a Steering Committee comprised
of individuals from the five and one-half states. Westnet is a
collaborative effort between Colorado State University (which manages the
effort) and the University of Colorado at Boulder (which provides technical
support).

WiscNet
Service Area:   Wisconsin
Contact:        Jess Anderson
Voice:  608 262 5888
email:  [email protected]
FTP more info:  nic.wiscnet.net
Network Description:    WiscNet provides connectivity for its members,
which comprise higher-education, government, and associated research and
business enterprises within the State of Wisconsin.

World dot Net
Service Area:   Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah
Contact:        Internetworks, Inc. Sales
Voice:          1 206 576 7147
email:          [email protected]
FTP more info:          ftp.world.net:/pub/world.net
Network Description:    Internetworks, Inc. operates it's high speed global
internet connectivity service "World dot Net" over a private data network
constructed in early '92.  This network provides access to the internet at
speeds up to 10Mbps as well as dedicated transmission facilities tailored
for supporting private internetworks.

WVNET
Service Area:   West Virginia
Contact:        Harper Grimm
Voice:  (304) 293-5192
email:  [email protected]
FTP more info:  NA
Network Description:    WVNET is a West Virginia state agency whose primary
purpose is to provide computing and networking support to West Virginia
public higher education.


Aldea Communications, Inc.


Database Service Providers

AT&T InterNIC Directory and Database Services
Contact:        Erik Grimmelmann or Subu Subramanian
Voice:          800 862-0677 or (908) 668-6587
e-mail:         [email protected] 
Service Description:    InterNIC Directory and Database Services serves as
your pointer to numerous resources on the network and offers the following
services:  The DIRECTORY OF DIRECTORIES provides even novice users
references to information resources on the Internet and support a variety
of access methods and tools.  InterNIC DIRECTORY SERVICES provides you with
white and yellow pages type services allowing for easy access and
communication with other people and organizations, as well as providing you
with large volumes of information at your fingertips.    InterNIC DATABASE
SERVICES provides you access to a wide variety of databases, documents and
other information.  These services also supplement and make available the
numerous resources that the education community and various affinity groups
have and can share with the Internet community.  AT&T invites users,
organizations, companies and other resource provides to participate in the
effort by providing information in the DIRECTORY OF DIRECTORIES, DIRECTORY
SERVICES or DATABASE SERVICES. 

Msen, Inc.
Contact:        Owen Medd
Voice:          1 313 998 4562
email:          [email protected]
Service Description:    The Msen Archive Service offers a wide range of
methods to put data on the net for both free and for-pay consumption. 
Using a customer-selected combination of presentation methods, Msen allows
you to make your data widely visible using methods such as FTP, Gopher, and
WAIS.

Provider Listing by State:

Alabama:
        Alternet
        ANS
        Global Enterprise Services
        Netcom
        PSINet
        SprintLink
        SURAnet
Alaska:
        Alternet
        ANS
        Global Enterprise Services
        Netcom
        NorthwestNet
        PSINet
        SprintLink
Arizona:
        Alternet
        ANS
        Global Enterprise Services
        Netcom
        PSINet
        SprintLink
        Westnet
Arkansas:
        Alternet
        ANS
        Global Enterprise Services
        MIDnet
        Netcom
        PSINet
        SprintLink
California:
        Alternet
        ANS
        BARRNet (Northern and Central)
        CERFnet
        Global Enterprise Services
        ISI Network Associates (Los Angeles)
        Los Nettos (Los Angeles)
        Netcom
        PSINet
        SDSCnet (San Diego)
        SprintLink
Colorado:
        Alternet
        ANS
        Colorado Supernet
        Global Enterprise Services
        Netcom
        PSINet
        SprintLink
        Westnet
Connecticut
        Alternet
        ANS
        Global Enterprise Services
        NEARnet
        Netcom
        PSINet
        SprintLink
Delaware
        Alternet
        ANS
        Global Enterprise Services
        Netcom
        PSINet
        SprintLink
        SURAnet
Florida
        Alternet
        ANS
        Global Enterprise Services
        Netcom
        PSINet
        SprintLink
        SURAnet
Georgia
        Alternet
        ANS
        Global Enterprise Services
        Netcom
        PSINet
        SprintLink
        SURAnet
Hawaii
        Alternet
        ANS
        Global Enterprise Services
        Netcom
        PACCOM
        PSINet
        SprintLink
Idaho
        Alternet
        ANS
        Global Enterprise Services
        Netcom
        NorthwestNet
        PSINet
        SprintLink
        Westnet (Southern)
        World dot Net
Illinois
        Alternet
        ANS
        CICNet
        Global Enterprise Services
        Netcom
        netIllinois
        PSINet
        SprintLink
Indiana
        Alternet
        ANS
        CICNet
        Global Enterprise Services
        INet
        Netcom
        PSINet
        SprintLink
Iowa
        Alternet
        ANS
        CICNet
        Global Enterprise Services
        MIDnet
        Netcom
        PSINet
        SprintLink
Kansas
        Alternet
        ANS
        Global Enterprise Services
        MIDnet
        Netcom
        PSINet
        SprintLink
Kentucky
        Alternet
        ANS
        Global Enterprise Services
        Netcom
        PSINet
        SprintLink
        SURAnet
Louisiana
        Alternet
        ANS
        Global Enterprise Services
        Netcom
        PSINet
        SprintLink
        SURAnet
Maine
        Alternet
        ANS
        Global Enterprise Services
        NEARnet
        Netcom
        PSINet
        SprintLink
Maryland
        Alternet
        ANS
        Global Enterprise Services
        Netcom
        PSINet
        SprintLink
        SURAnet
Massachusetts
        Alternet
        ANS
        Global Enterprise Services
        NEARnet
        Netcom
        PSINet
        SprintLink
Michigan
        Alternet
        ANS
        CICNet
        Global Enterprise Services
        MichNet/Merit
        MSEN
        Netcom
        PSINet
        SprintLink
Minnesota
        Alternet
        ANS
        CICNet
        Global Enterprise Services
        MRNet
        Netcom
        PSINet
        SprintLink
Mississippi
        Alternet
        ANS
        Global Enterprise Services
        Netcom
        PSINet
        SprintLink
        SURAnet
Missouri
        Alternet
        ANS
        Global Enterprise Services
        MIDnet
        Netcom
        PSINet
        SprintLink
Montana
        Alternet
        ANS
        Global Enterprise Services
        NorthwestNet
        Netcom
        PSINet
        SprintLink
Nebraska
        Alternet
        ANS
        Global Enterprise Services
        MIDnet
        Netcom
        PSINet
        SprintLink
Nevada
        Alternet
        ANS
        Global Enterprise Services
        Netcom
        NevadaNet
        PSINet
        SprintLink
New Hampshire
        Alternet
        ANS
        Global Enterprise Services
        NEARnet
        Netcom
        PSINet
        SprintLink
New Jersey
        Alternet
        ANS
        Global Enterprise Services
        Netcom
        PSINet
        SprintLink
New Mexico
        Alternet
        ANS
        Global Enterprise Services
        Netcom
        PSINet
        SprintLink
        Westnet
New York
        Alternet
        ANS
        Global Enterprise Services
        NEARnet
        Netcom
        NYSERNet
        Panix
        PSINet
        SprintLink
North Carolina
        Alternet
        ANS
        CONCERT-CONNECT
        Global Enterprise Services
        Netcom
        PSINet
        SprintLink
        SURAnet
North Dakota
        Alternet
        ANS
        Global Enterprise Services
        Netcom
        NorthwestNet
        PSINet
        SprintLink
Ohio
        Alternet
        ANS
        CICNet
        Global Enterprise Services
        Netcom
        OARnet
        PSINet
        SprintLink
Oklahoma
        Alternet
        ANS
        Global Enterprise Services
        MIDnet
        Netcom
        PSINet
        SprintLink
Oregon
        Alternet
        ANS
        Global Enterprise Services
        Netcom
        NorthwestNet
        PSINet
        RAINet
        SprintLink
        World dot Net
Pennsylvania
        Alternet
        ANS
        Global Enterprise Services
        Netcom
        PREPnet
        PSINet
        SprintLink
        Telerama
Rhode Island
        Alternet
        ANS
        Global Enterprise Services
        NEARnet
        Netcom
        PSINet
        SprintLink
South Carolina
        Alternet
        ANS
        Global Enterprise Services
        Netcom
        PSINet
        SprintLink
	SURAnet
South Dakota
	Alternet
	ANS
	Global Enterprise Services
	MIDnet
	Netcom
	PSINet
	SprintLink
Tennessee
	Alternet
	ANS
	Global Enterprise Services
	Netcom
	PSINet
	SprintLink
	SURAnet
Texas
	Alternet
	ANS
	Global Enterprise Services
	Netcom
	PSINet
	Sesquinet
	SprintLink
	THEnet
Utah
	Alternet
	ANS
	Global Enterprise Services
	Netcom
	PSINet
	SprintLink
	Westnet
Vermont
	Alternet
	ANS
	Global Enterprise Services
	NEARnet
	Netcom
	PSINet
	SprintLink
Virginia
	Alternet
	ANS
	Global Enterprise Services
	Netcom
	PSINet
	SprintLink
	SURAnet
	VERnet
Washington
	Alternet
	ANS
	Global Enterprise Services
	Netcom
	NorthwestNet
	PSINet
	RAINet�
	SprintLink
	World dot Net
Washington, D.C.
	Alternet
	ANS
	Global Enterprise Services
	Netcom
	PSINet
	SprintLink
	SURAnet
West Virginia
	Alternet
	ANS
	Global Enterprise Services
	Netcom
	PSINet
	SprintLink
	SURAnet
	WVNET
Wisconsin
	Alternet
	ANS
	CICNet
	Global Enterprise Services
	Netcom
	PSINet
	SprintLink
	WISCNet
Wyoming
	Alternet
	ANS
	Global Enterprise Services
	Netcom
	NorthwestNet
	PSINet
	SprintLink
	Westnet


Providers Based in Canada

ARnet
Service Area:	Alberta
Contact:	Walter Neilson
Voice:	(403) 450-5187
email:	[email protected]

BCnet
Service Area:	British Columbia
Contact:	Mike Patterson
Voice:	(604) 822-3932
email:	[email protected]
FTP more info:	ftp.BC.net
Network Description :	BCnet specializes in LAN-to-LAN interconnect using
the TCP/IP protocol family providing access to the world-wide Internet. It
originally focused on education, research and development, and technology
transfer, and now carries unrestricted traffic. Its clients include all of
the province's universities, the majority of its community colleges, and
research labs and research-oriented companies, schools, libraries,
hospitals and governmental organizations.

fONOROLA
Service Area:  	Canada
Contact:  	Hung Vu
Voice:  	(613) 235-3666
email:  	[email protected]
FTP more info: 	ftp.fonorola.net (directory /pub)
Network Description :  	fONOROLA provides the first cross Canada commercial
internet services in a wide range of access arrangements to customers in
Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver with plans to expand these services to
Calgary, Halifax and Quebec City.  fONOROLA's backbone network is attached
to ANS's T3 backbone at three locations across the continent.

MBnet
Service Area:	Manitoba
Contact:	Gerry Miller
Phone:	(204) 474-8230
email:	[email protected]

NB*net
Service Area:	New Brunswick
Contact:	David MacNeil
Phone:	(506) 453-4573
email:	[email protected]

NLnet
Service Area:	Newfoundland and Labrador
Contact:	Wilf Bussey
Phone:	(709) 737-8329
email:	[email protected]

NSTN
Service Area:	Nova Scotia
Contact:	Michael Martineau
Voice:	902 468 NSTN
email:	[email protected]
FTP more info:	NA
Network Description:	Need to communicate effectively with a remote site?
Interested in consulting with experts around the globe? Want an inexpensive
way to access a commercial service such as Dialog? Don't waste resources
establishing your communication network! NSTN Inc. has the expertise to
design and manage a network completely suited to your needs.  Your personal
resources and location do not limit NSTN Inc.'s ability to link you to the
world. They offer many personal connectivity solutions. NSTN Inc. services
the internal communication requirements of organizations of all sizes. NSTN
Inc.'s infrastructure brings your colleagues, workstations, regional
offices, and associate companies together electronically.

ONet
Service Area:	Ontario
contact:	John Drake
Voice:	(416) 525 9140 x 4000; AFTER OCT 15 '93 = (905) 525 9140 x24000
email:	[email protected]
FTP more info:	onet.on.ca
Network Description :	Network limited to use for education, research and
development, and technology transfer by both public and private sector
members.

PEINet
Service Area:	Prince Edward Island
Contact:	Scott Fletcher or Jim Hancock
Voice:	902 566 0552
email:	[email protected] or [email protected]
FTP for more info:	atlas.upei.ca
Network Description:	PEInet is an emerging regional network currently
operating out of the University of PEI. In the fall of 1993, PEInet will
begin commercial operation, offering full connection, SLIP and host-based
dial-up network services.

RISQ
Service Area:	Quebec
Contact:	Bernard Turcotte
Voice:	(514) 340-5700
email:	[email protected]

SASK#net
Service Area:	Saskatchewan
Contact:	Dean C. Jones
Voice:	(306) 966-4860
email:	[email protected]


International Providers

AARNet
Service Area:	Australia
Contact:	AARNet Support
Voice:	+61 6 249 3385
email:	[email protected]
FTP for more info:	Anonymous ftp on jatz.aarnet.edu.au in the directory
'/pub/doc'.
Network Description:	AARNet is the Australian Academic and Research
Network. The charter of AARNet is to provide computer-based communications
services to the Australian academic and research community.

CARNet
Service Area: 	Croatia
Contact: 	Predrag Pale
Voice: 	+38 41 629 963
email: 	[email protected]
FTP: 	carnet.hr
Gopher: 	carnet.hr
Network Description:  	CARNet (Croatian Academic and Research Network) is
an IP, leased-line national network. It will allow access to any non-profit
organization or anybody for non-profit activities. It supports email,
telnet and ftp as well as multiple gopher servers.  It also provides public
dial-up access.

Center for Science Networks in GMD
Service Area: 	Germany
Contact:      	Klaus Birkenbihl
Voice:        	+49-2241-14-3177
email:        	[email protected]
FTP more info:  	NA
Network Description:  	The Center for Science networks provides
connectivity, technical support (including planning and engineering) and
network management and operations for communication service providers and
large corporate networks.

CESNET
Service Area: 	Czech Republic
Contact: 	Dr.Jan Gruntorad
Voice: 	+42 2 3117532
email: 	[email protected]
FTP more info:	 gopher.vslib.cz (147.230.16.1)
Network Description:  	CESNET - Czech Educational and Scientific Network -
connects Universities , research institutes and other organizations located
in Prague, Liberec, Plzen, Ceske Budejovice, Pardubice, Hradec Kralove,
Brno, Olomouc, Ostrava, Opava and Karvina. Typical line speeds - 64 (19.2)
kbps , cca 40 CISCO routers installed.

Chinese Research Network (CRN)
Contact:           	Xiaofan Zhao
Voice:          	+86 (1) 201 7661 Ext. 646
Email:	 [email protected]
Network Description:  	The Chinese Research Network (CRN), founded in 1987,
aims at providing electronic communication means, based on the PSDN and any
available communication networks, to the Chinese scientsts, engineers,
professors and other researchers to facilitate them in exchanging
information and coordinating cooperation with their partners in China and
abroad.  Eight members of CRN have been interconnected at present,
including research institutes, universities and academic organizations in
Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Shijiazhuang. More institutions will join
CRN in the future.

CNS (Chernikeeff Networking Services)
Service Area: 	UK
Contact: 	Ian Harding
Voice: 	+44 932 814 800
email:	 [email protected]
FTP more info:	NA
Network Description :  	CNS is a new, UK-based commercial internetworking
service, offering quality full Internet and/or Virtual Private Network
connectivity to organizations. The service is scheduled to go live second
half 1993. International partners of CNS are ANS CO+RE Systems Inc.

Demon Internet Ltd
Service Area: 	United Kingdom
Contact:  	Grahame Davies or Cliff Stanford
Voice:  	+44 81 349 0063
email:  	[email protected]
FTP more info:        	ftp.demon.co.uk /pub/doc/*.txt
Network Description :  	We provide full Internet dialup connectivity
starting from UKP 10 per month for a single host to UKP 100 for a Class C
network.  We also offer leased line access from UKP 250 per month.  We have
currently in excess of 1,500 Internet customers.

DKnet
Service Area:  	Denmark
Contact:       	DKnet
Voice:         	+45 39 17 99 00
email:         	[email protected]
FTP more info: 	ftp.dknet.dk:/dknet   - some information in Danish
Network Description :  	Danish provider of EUnet services. Provides
anything ranging from personal login accounts to leased line IP
connections.

EUnet
Service Area:	Europe, Northern Africa, and the former Soviet Union region.
Voice:	+31 20 592 5109
email:	[email protected]
Mail contact:	In nearly every country in the EUnet operating region, send
mail to [email protected]<country>.eu.net. For general information (or for
multi-country requests) write to [email protected]
FTP for more info:	ftp.eu.net:pub/info
Network Description:	EUnet provides AUP-free networking and Internet
services to commercial, government, and academic users. Services include
Electronic Mail (RFC-822 and X.400), Network News, Archive Access, and
Internet Talk Radio over ISDN, X.25, dial-up (UUCP and IP), and leased line
connectivity. EUnet's own infrastructure ranges from Washington DC to
Vladivostok in Eastern Russia, enabling EUnet's 26 national service
providers to bring a unique mix of international connectivity and local
service to the user. EUnet exchanges traffic with all major networks
including the US regionals and NSFnet, and is a member of the Commercial
Internet Exchange (CIX) and Ebone.

EUnet Austria
Service Area:	Austria
Contact:	EUnet support
Voice:	+43 1 3174969
email:	[email protected]
FTP more info:	eunet.co.at:~ftp/pub/EUnet/EUnet-Austria
Network Description :	EUnet Austria is part of EUnet system and provides
Internet  connectivity and Frame Relay service through a wide range of
access options. EUnet Austria is open to any institution interested in open
networking without limitations on traffic types.  Access is possible via
the EUnet Point-of-Presence network (active POPs in Vienna, Linz, Graz and
Salzburg, with four more POP's planned for 1994) through leased lines,
DialupIP and UUCP mail and news service via modems, ISDN and the public
X.25 network Datex-P.

EUnet Belgium
Service Area:	Belgium
Contact:	EUnet Belgium, p/a K.U.Leuven, Dept. Computer Science
Voice:	+32 16 201015 ext. 3561
email:  	[email protected]

EUnet Czechia
Service Area: 	The Czech Republic
Contact: 	Pavel Rosendorf
Voice: 	+42 2 332 3242
email: 	[email protected]
FTP more info: 	ftp.EUnet.cz
Network Description:  	EUnet Czechia is the Czech part of the EUnet
network.  EUnet Czechia offers network services from the low end (e-mail
services over the uucp protocol) up to the full connectivity to the
Internet using the full suite of TCP/IP protocols.  Eunet Czechia has
currently three POPs (points of presence) in major cities of the Czech
Republic (Prague, Pilsen, Brno).

EUnet Deutschland
Service Area: 	Germany
Voice: 	+49 231 972 00
email: 	[email protected]
FTP more info: 	ftp.Germany.EU.net
Network Description :  	EUnet Deutschland is the German part of EUnet, in
operation since 1984 and offering Internet connectivity in a wide range of
solutions. EUnet Deutschland is open to any institution interested in open
networking without limitations on traffic types. Access is possible via
Points-of-Presence in Dortmund, Hamburg, Kiel, Berlin Aachen, Frankfurt and
Munich, via the public X25 network Datex-P, ISDN, dedicated leased lines
and dial-up connections.

EUnet Finland
Service Area:	Finland
Contact:	Johan Helsingius
Voice:  	+358 0 400 2060
email:  	[email protected]
FTP more info: 	info.eunet.fi:/EUnet
Network Description:  	EUnet Finland is the Finnish part of the
pan-European EUnet network.  Services include Electronic mail (RFC-822 and
X.400), Network News, File Transfer, Remote Login, Archive Access, Mailbox
Service and Directory Services.  Both UUCP and IP protocols are supported.

EUnet-Goya
Service Area: 	Spain
Contact:     	Juan A. Esteban (PR) or Inmaculada Pindado (Technical) or
Francisca Jimenez  (Administration)
Voice:      	+34 1 413-4856
email:      	[email protected]
FTP more info: 	goya.eunet.es:info/doc/EUnet/help, login anonymous
Network Description :  	Goya Servicios Telematicos provides EUnet services
in Spain, including email, network news, Internet access and customized
business solutions. Oriented to a wide range of commercial customers, Goya
provides national and international connectivity to hundreds of companies
and institutions, from private research departments to financial companies.
Access facilities include public X25, dial-up and leased lines.

EUnet Portugal
Service Area: 	Portuguese Republic
Contact: 	Jose' Legatheaux Martins
Voice: 	+351 (1) 295 44 64
email: 	[email protected]
FTP more info: 	ftp.puug.pt
Network Description:	EUnet Portugal provides EUnet services in the
Portuguese Republic (e-mail, news, IP connectivity very soon).

EUnet Slovakia
Service Area:  	Slovak Republic
Contact: 	Gejza Buechler / Ivan Lescak
Voice: 	+42 7 377 434 / +42 7 725 306
email: 	[email protected]
FTP more info: 	ftp.eunet.sk
Network Description :  	EUnet Slovakia provides EUnet services in Slovak
Republic; these services include e-mail, news, Internet connectivity and
some additional services. Access to the services is possible via telephone
network, public data network or leased line. There are no restrictions on
customer profile nor AUP on a commercial basis.

EUnet Switzerland
Service Area:  	Switzerland, Lichtenstein
Contact: 	Simon Poole
Voice: 	+41 1 291 45 80
email: 	[email protected]
FTP more info: 	ftp.eunet.ch, directory eunet
Network Description : 	EUnet provides a wide range of professional and
commercial networking services in Switzerland and Lichtenstein. Besides
UUCP and X.400 based Mail and News, direct Internet access via dial up,
X.25 , ISDN and leased lines is provided. Installation and consulting
services are available on request. EUnet Switzerland is a AUP free network.
 EUnet Switzerland currently has local access points in Zuerich, Basel, 
Geneva and Lugano and connects via EUnet's European infrastructure to other
networks

Fnet (EUnet - France)
Service Area:  	France
Contact:  	Laurent Bloch & Veronique Dubillot
Voice:  	+33 1 45 21 02 04 (Paris area)
email: 	 [email protected]
FTP more info:  	~ftp/Fnet on indus.fnet.fr
Network Description:  	Fnet is the French branch of pan-european EUnet
network.  It provides access to the Internet through a variety of
communication media (Leased lines, public X.25, ISDN and dialup phone) and
provides mail, usenet news, network support services.  Services are also
available for the individual or mobile user.

GARR
Service Area:  	Italy
Contact: 	GARR-NIS (GARR Network Information Service)
Voice: 	+39 50 593360
email: 	[email protected]
FTP more info:  	ftp.nis.garr.it:/garr
Network Description:  	GARR is the acronym for Harmonisation Group for
Research Networks created in 1988 operating under the Ministry of the
University and of Scientific and Technological Research (MURST) in Italy.
GARR is also the name of the Italian Research Network.  The aim  of GARR is
to establish and operate  a backbone interconnecting the  Italian research
and academic networks and to co-ordinate connections to international
networks.  The GARR network  has been constituted  to serve primarily the
users of all institutions reporting to MURST and other public funded
research institutions. The network services are also accessible by research
departments of private initiatives which have cooperations and common
projects with public funded research environment.

HEAnet (Higher Education Authority Network)
Service Area:   	Ireland
Contact:  	Mike Norris
Voice:  	+353.1.6612748
Fax:  	+353.1.6610492
email:  	[email protected]
Network Description:  	HEAnet is the Irish academic and research network. 
It provides IP and other protocol services to A&R institutions in Ireland,
and IP access to the Internet.

HEPNET-J 
Contact:  	Yukio Karita 
Voice: 	+81-298-64-1092
email:  	[email protected]
FTP more info:  	NA
Network Description:  	HEPNET-J locates Cisco routers in more than 20
universities in Japan and has a 192kbps terrestrial line connected from KEK
to the ESnet's Cisco router located in NASA-Ames in US.  Main protocols
used in HEPNET-J are DECnet and TCP/IP.

INFNet
Service Area:  	Italy
Contact: 	Vistoli, Cristina
Voice:   	+39 51 498260
email:   	[email protected]
FTP more info:  	nic.infn.it/infnet-doc
Network Description:	INFNet is the nationwide network of the Italian
National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), founded to provide the
access to existing national and international HEP Laboratories, national
Computing Center and to facilitate the communication between the
researchers.

Internet Initiative Japan
Service Area:  	Japan
Contact:	Kimiko Ishikawa (Japanese), Toshiya Asaba (English)
Voice:  	+81-3-3580-3781
email:  	[email protected]
FTP more info:  	ftp.iij.ad.jp:/pub/info/English for English language
versions or /pub/info/Japanese for Japanese language versions
Network Description:	Internet Initiative Japan offers both anonymous and
subscriber UUCP services and will be offering full "Appropriate Use
Policy"-free IP services starting September, 1993 with connection speeds
ranging from 9.6 Kbps to 1.5 Mbps or higher. Connectivity to the Internet
outside of Japan is provided via a 768 Kbps dedicated line to the US.
Initially, IIJ will be providing local access facilities in the Kanto
region, later expanding to Kansai, Kyushu, Hokkaido, and other regions of
Japan.

ISnet
Service Area:  	Iceland
Contact:  	Marius Olafsson
Voice:  	+354 1 694747
email:  	[email protected]
FTP more info:	NA
Network Description:  	ISnet provides Internet connectivity to all
interested organization in Iceland, via its connections to NORDUnet and
EUnet.

IUnet
Service Area: 	Italy
Contact:  	 Alessandro Berni
Voice:     	+39 10 3532747
FTP more info: 	ftp.iunet.it
Network Description:	IUnet is the Italian part of EUnet, in operation since
1986 and offering Internet connectivity in a wide range of solutions. 
IUnet is open to any institution interested in open networking without
limitations on traffic types.  Access is possible via the IUnet
Point-of-Presence network (active POPs in Genoa, Milan, Rome and Turin; new
POPs are planned by the end of the year), via the public X25 network ITAPAC
and via dial-up connections.

NLnet
Service Area:  	the Netherlands
Contact:  	O.M. Roos Lindgreen / Ted Lindgreen
Voice:  	+31 20 592 4245
email:  	[email protected]
FTP more info: 	ftp.NL.net:gopher/NLnet
Network Description:  	NLnet provides Internet services in the Netherlands,
either based on TCP/IP or on UUCP. Connections are made via leased lines or
dialup phone lines.  NLnet is the Dutch part of EUnet.

Pipex
Service Area:	United Kingdom
Contact:	Richard Nuttall (technical) and Mark Hugo (sales)
Voice:	44 223 250120
email:	[email protected]
FTP more info:	ftp.pipex.net
Network Description :  	PIPEX Limited (part of the Unipalm group)
introduced commercial Internet connectivity to the UK in 1992, and now has
well over a hundred leased line customers, with many more accessing via
dialup.  In connecting them to a worldwide Internet comprised of over
15,000 networks and tens of millions of users, PIPEX relieves commercial
users of such problems as line brokerage, hardware utilization and network
redundancy, making connectivity more economical by virtue of the scale on
which it operates, and its ability to negotiate interconnectivity
agreements with other networks.  PIPEX is a full member of CIX (Commercial
Internet Exchange), alongside the world's other major IP network providers.

RCCN
Service Area:  	Portugal
Contact:  	Graca Carvalho
Voice:  	+351 53 604475
email:  	[email protected]
FTP more info: 	info.rccn.net
Network Description:  	The RCCN (Rede da Comunidade Cientifica Nacional),
is the Portuguese Research and Education Network funded by the FCCN
(Fundacao de Calculo Cientifico Nacional) -- the Foundation for the
Development of National Scientific Computing.  It is a research oriented
network open to membership to any research institution or company, either
public or private.  No restrictions on membership apply provided that
joining institutions abide by its acceptable use policy:  RCCN backbone and
common application services are provided to support open research and
education among Portuguese research and educational institutions, plus
research departments of companies when engaged in open communication for
collaborative research. Use for other purposes, such as for-profit
activities and extensive private or personal business is not acceptable.

SINET (Science Information NETwork)
Contact:  	Prof. Shoichiro Asano 
Voice: 	+81-3-3942-2351
email:  	[email protected]
FTP more info:  	NA
Network Description:  	SINET is an infrastructual Japanese IP Backbone
funded by Ministry of Education, Science and Culture for support
communication for researchers at research institutes.  SINET is composed of
nine NOC currently.  Domestically, 128-256Kbps circuits are installed
between NOCs and soon be up-graded to 512Kbps.  More than 50 Universities
are to be connected to NOCs using any Routers.  NACSIS is also providing
JIX (Japan Internet eXchange) service where HEPNET-J, BITNET-J and WIDE are
already connected and ISASnet will be connected shortly.  SINET and NACSIS
have a 192Kbps circuit to FIX-W at NASA-Ames in US.

SURFnet
Service Area:  	The Netherlands
Contact:       	SURFnet HelpDesk
Voice:         	+31 30 310290
email:         	[email protected]
FTP more info: 	Host: ftp.nic.surfnet.nl [192.87.46.3], Dir:  surfnet
Network Description:  	The Dutch computer network SURFnet has been set up
for staff and students in research and higher education in the Netherlands.
There are 140 connected organizations.  As a national network SURFnet
interconnects the local networks of the affiliated institutes. In addition,
SURFnet provides links with other domestic and international networks, both
research networks (such as Internet, EARN/CREN, Europanet and EUnet) and
public networks. SURFnet supports two protocols: X.25 and IP.

SWITCH
Service Area:  	Switzerland
Contact:  	SWITCH Head Office, Limmatquai 138, CH-8001 Zurich
Voice:  	+41 1 268 15 15
email:  	[email protected] or
C=CH;ADMD=ArCom;PRMD=SWITCH;O=SWITCH;S=hostmaster;
FTP more info: 	nic.switch.ch:/network
Network Description:  	SWITCH is a foundation, sponsored by the government
and the Swiss universities, providing teleinformatics services to all Swiss
universities and to various research institutes by connecting to national
and international resources.  SWITCHlan is a national backbone network
which connects all universities using leased lines with speeds between 128
kbps and 2 mbps. Most other organizations are connected via 64 kbps. The
protocols supported are DECnet, TCP/IP, X.25 and ISO CLNS.

System Development Network(SDN)/HANA
Contact:  	Dr. Jooyoung Song 
Voice:  	+82-2-526-5077
email:  	[email protected]
FTP more info: 	 NA
Network Description:  	SDN/HANA is operated by member organizations. 
SDN/HANA has two committees, one is administrative and the other is
technical.  SDN/HANA is being managed at Korea Telecom Research Center and
has 14 domestic sites.  Korean(KSC5601, the national standard codeset) is
supported in e-mail system as well as ASCII using encoding scheme based on
ISO2022.  SDN is connected to the Internet with 56Kbps satellite leased
line between KAIST, Taejun and FIX-West, NASA-Ames, USA.  It will be
changed 192Kbps terrestrial line in the near future.

TANet, The Taiwan Academic Network
Contact:  	Computer Center, Ministry of Education
Phone : 	+886-2-7377439
Email : 	[email protected] or [email protected]
FTP more info:  	ftp.edu.tw or moers2.edu.tw
Network Description:  	TANet, The Taiwan Academic Network, is a pilot
project undertaken by the Ministry of Education and Universities Computer
Center to establish a common national academic network infrastructure.  To
support research and  academic  institutions  in  Taiwan, TANet will
provide access to unique resources and opportunities for collaborative
work.  TANet  will be the  major part of the Taiwan Internet community
which includes other industry network such as  SEEDNet.  A international
link  bandwidth  was  migrated  from 64-kbps to 256-kbps  between  the 
Ministry  of  Education  Computer Center and  Princeton University
(JvNCnet) in November 1992.  This link couples  TANet  with  JvNCnet, 
NFSnet  and international Internet connection.  University/institutions may
apply for membership.

TIPnet
Service Area:	Sweden
Contact:  	Telia (sales), Unisource Business Networks (technical)
Voice:  	90 400 (Telia), 08-688 20 00 (Unisource Business Networks)
email:  	[email protected] (English: [email protected])
FTP more info:  	NA
Network Description:  	TIPnet is the Internet access network provided by
Telia (Telia was previously known as Televerket - The Swedish Telecom). The
service TIP (Telia IP service) is operated and developed by Unisouce
Business Networks in Sweden. TIP is available at the access rates 9.6, 19.2
and 64 kbit/sec. The network has international connectivity via Ebone,
Alternet and Datanet using high-speed Frame Relay links. TIP is the Swedish
gateway to The World!



Aldea Communications, Inc.