Internet Service Providers
KDDI Corporation is a Japanese telecommunications operator formed in October 2000 through the merger of DDI Corp., KDD Corp., and IDO Corp. KDDI provides mobile cellular services using the “au by KDDI” brand. ISP network and solution services are provided under the au one net brand, while “Hikari One” is the name under which long-distance and international voice and data communications services and Fiber to the Home (FTTH) services are marketed. ADSL broadband services carry the brand name “ADSL One”, and IP telephony over copper is branded as “Metal Plus”. A Fortune Global 500 company headquartered in Tokyo and a leading provider of international IT and communications services, it has offices in 56 cities around the world–and a fiber network backbone that spans 150 countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
Everyones Internet, Ltd. (“EV1”) is a Houston, Texas based company that began its operations in 1998 as an internet service provider (“ISP”) in the Houston market. EV1 subsequently expanded its ISP operations into various markets across the U.S. and started providing dedicated web hosting services to domestic and international customers. Today, EV1 operates one of the largest independent ISP’s and web hosting services companies in the country.
AcademicPlanet, Inc. is a leading provider of affordable Internet access and Web-based communication tools for education. Founded in early 1999 in Houston, Texas, the company’s mission is to enhance education through technology and improve the opportunity for academic achievement. From its inception, AcademicPlanet has provided affordable Internet access to the Texas K-12 education community. AcademicPlanet presently serves over 60,000 users in this market. Currently, over 17,000 classrooms are on-line using AcademicPlanet’s Web Services Group products and services. In 2004, the Company ranked as one of the 25 largest Internet Service Providers in the United States, and the largest that is exclusively focused on the education market.