SALT LAKE CITY, UT, May 17, 2007 -
IKANO Communications, Inc., a leading provider of private-label, wholesale and retail Internet services, has promoted new management at its Los Angeles-based DSLExtreme operations. George Mitsopoulos was named Vice President and General Manager of DSLExtreme and assumes responsibility for all day-to-day operations. Dean Russ will serve as Vice President and Chief Technical Officer of DSLExtreme, with responsibility for the company's DSL network and technology. Mitsopoulos and Russ will both report directly to George Naspo, IKANO's President & CEO.
"DSLExtreme continues to grow as the leading independent provider in the high-speed Internet space and is a great complement to IKANO's suite of services," said Naspo. He added "We are pleased to have George Mitsopoulos and Dean Russ lead the next phase of development for our wholesale and retail DSL product lines and to have DSLExtreme among IKANO's growing portfolio of companies. At the same time, we will miss DSLExtreme's co-founders Ari Ramezani and Jim Murphy and wish them well in their new PhonePower VoIP business."
DSLExtreme, a national provider of high-speed and traditional Internet services, continues to expand its DSL network for retail, wholesale and commercial broadband users. "With the backing of IKANO, DSLExtreme can enhance its commitment to providing high quality DSL services to its residential and business customers," said Mitsopoulos. "We are excited about the continued DSLExtreme - IKANO relationship that allows us to build and offer new broadband products including Exchange business class email, domain hosting, and web services."
DSLExtreme, acquired by IKANO Communications in March 2006, has expanded its DSL geographic service footprint through strategic partnerships with many of the major telco providers in the United States and Canada. Starting at $14.95 a month, DSLExtreme offers DSL in speeds ranging from 768 Kbps to 7.1 Megabits per second (Mbps) to residential and business customers who want the latest broadband Internet services and the best customer support available.
IKANO is backed by a number of leading industry investors including Insight Venture Partners.
About IKANO Communications, Inc.
IKANO Communications was founded over 10 years ago as a regional Internet service provider in the Intermountain West and since then has flourished to become the industry leader in private-label, wholesale, and retail Internet services. IKANO leverages its ISP platform to provide outstanding services at highly competitive prices. The company's rapid growth and excellence in the field have resulted in IKANO's ranking in the Inc. 500, Technology Fast 500, Inner City 100, Utah 100, and Call Center of the Year. For more information, visit www.ikano.com
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DSLExtreme is the largest private DSL provider in California and is a leading provider of high-speed and traditional Internet services. Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Los Angeles, DSLExtreme offers a suite of online products and services for consumer and business customers throughout the United States. Services include DSL and dial-up service, Web hosting and data circuits, with superior quality connectivity and minimal drop-off. The DSLExtreme network serves tens of thousands of clients in over twenty-one major metropolitan areas across the country. For more information, visit www.dslextreme.com