tele-com firms join NAP group
more telecommunications companies, including Adelphis Business Solutions,
announced this week plans to participate in the Network Access Point
an information relay station that will be based in Miami to
serve the Internet and telecommunications industry.
additional firms bring to 51 the number that have agreed to participate
in the still-developing network, commonly referred to as NAP, that
plans to be working as a hub by summer 2001.
is a law in telecommunications that says the more members signed on
to the network the higher the value," said Benjamin Finzi, executive
vice president of Epik Communications, an organizing company. "We
welcome anybody that wants to connect. We just want to make sure that
Miami is seen as the gateway to Latin America through this effort."
new telecom companies that have signed on in the past week are Enron
Broadband Services, BTI, Luminus Communications, Corporate Satellite
Communications, Business Net Telecom Inc., Telpan Communications,
FonMed and Caribbean Latin America Action, Mr. Finzi said.
this month Internet Coast Alliance, a group of high-tech and telecom
companies and economic development organizations for the tri-county
area, announced the NAP will be located next to the Miami Arena.
a subsidiary of developer Terremark Worldwide, will build the Technology
Center of the Americas, which will house the NAP and other telecom
companies. Telecordia, a subsidiary of San Diego SAIC telecom company
will operate the NAP facility.
companies that had previously signed on to participate in the NAP
include Global Crossing, Metromedia Fiber Network and Epik Communications
which also helped to organize the formation of the NAP, Mr.