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Zen Internet to Utilize Hibernia Atlantic's Fast & Redundant Trans-Atlantic Cable Network

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BOSTON and ROCHDALE, England, September 29 /PRNewswire/ --

- To Further Enhance Customer Service

Zen Internet, one of the first and highly successful Internet Service Providers in Great Britain, and Hibernia Atlantic, the fastest trans-Atlantic transport provider, announce today that Zen Internet has selected Hibernia's cable network to provide STM-16 service from Southport, UK to New York, NY quickly and securely.

The agreement was driven by Hibernia Atlantic's ability to offer route diversity and enhanced optical level service with the lowest latency. Hibernia Atlantic owns and operates the only direct Trans-Atlantic cable route from the US and Canada to Ireland and the UK. Hibernia has deployed the latest, fastest cable connections, including optical and Ethernet services, up to GigE and 10Gbps wavelengths, within 63 milliseconds roundtrip. This unparallel service allows Hibernia's growing customer base the capacity to deploy next generation services to the enterprise user.

"Zen Internet is Britain's key supplier of internet service," states Stuart Birchall, Technical Services Director of Zen Internet, "because we follow three maxims: (1) we provider a diverse range of high quality services, from the latest in high speed DSL broadband Internet access, to state of the art database driven website design and e-commerce solutions, (2) we use the best available technology, including Hibernia Atlantic's capacity, to build a reliable network virtually guaranteed not to fail and (3) we provide a quality level of support to our customers. We are pleased to select Hibernia Atlantic's secure transport as perfect solutions for our client's growing need for secure, next generation broadband needs."

"We welcome Zen Internet to Hibernia Atlantic's growing roster of customers," continues Eric Gutshall, the Vice President of Sales & Marketing of Hibernia Atlantic. "In fact, Hibernia has now sold 120+ Gbps of capacity within the past six months. We look forward to developing new product sets with Zen's team, and we are proud to provide them with this link between the US and European enterprise marketplaces."

About Zen Internet:

Established in 1995, and one of the first ISPs in the UK, Zen Internet provides a full range of high quality services to the home and business user, from the latest in high speed DSL Broadband Internet access and complete hosting packages to state of the art Web site design and e-commerce solutions. Zen Internet are recent winners of the ISPA Best Light Business Broadband award in 2005, and won the PC Pro Best Broadband award in 2004.

For more info, please visit http://www.zen.co.uk

About Hibernia Atlantic:

The Hibernia Atlantic network provides European and US customers with direct Trans-Atlantic connectivity, at competitive prices, with unparalleled support and service. Hibernia Atlantic's redundant rings between Dublin, Manchester, London, New York, Halifax, Montreal and Boston are the fastest way to communicate across the Atlantic, providing dedicated Ethernet and optical level service up to GigE and 10G wavelengths. With Hibernia's cutting-edge, network technology, enterprise customers, carriers and wholesale customers will now be able to offer reliable, next-generation bundled services to their end-users at affordable prices. Hibernia Atlantic is a private company, established in 2001 by Columbia Ventures Corporation (CVC). For more information, please visit http://www.hiberniaatlantic.com.

    
    For more info, please contact:
    Jaymie Scotto
    +1-201-839-0177
    Jaymie@JaymieScotto.com

    Web site:  http://www.hiberniaatlantic.com 
               http://www.zen.co.uk

SOURCE Hibernia Atlantic



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