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February 8, 2001
eAccess Ltd.

eAccess Provides ADSL Lines for ASAHI Net's 'ADSL-E Option' Advance Applications from February 8

TOKYO, February 8, 2001 - eAccess Limited ('eAccess'), a broadband IP service company based in Tokyo, today announced an agreement to provide asymmetric digital subscriber lines (ADSL) for the high-speed Internet access service to be launched by ASAHI Net, Inc., a leading Internet service provider in Tokyo. Provisioning will begin on March 1, 2001 and advance applications are accepted from February 8.

The ASAHI Net service via eAccess ADSL lines is available as the 'ADSL-E Option' service summarized below.

Service name:
ADSL-E Option
Advance applications:
From February 8, 2001
Standard applications:
From March 1, 2001
Service launch date:
Early March 2001
Terms of service:
Subscribers must be members of the ASAHI Net Service. Under Plan M, for example, it is possible to have an always-on high-speed ADSL Internet connection for a fixed monthly fee of 5,800 Yen, including the ADSL service charge. At the same time, it is possible to connect to any of ASAHI Net's nationwide access points. The ADSL connection is available at home; when away from home, subscribers can connect to an access point from a mobile phone. The standard terms of service for Plan M are 450 Yen for the monthly service charge, five hours of dial-up access, and 5MB of personal Web space. ADSL connection under Plan M provides unlimited access.
Price Plan for ADSL-E Option
Line type and modem type
Type 1
(ADSL service sharing the line with subscriber's NTT phone service)
Type 2
(Dedicated analog line installed for ADSL service)
Router-type modem
USB-type modem
Router-type modem
USB-type modem
Setup fee(Discounted price until Feb. 28, 2001)
32,000 Yen
18,000 Yen
(9,800 Yen*1)
32,000 Yen
18,000 Yen
(9,800 Yen *1)
NTT contract fee*2
800 Yen
800 Yen
800 Yen
800 Yen
NTT installation fee
2,800 Yen
2,800 Yen
2,000 Yen *3
2,000 Yen *3
Monthly service charge (fixed)
*4
5,350 Yen
5,350 Yen
7,150 Yen
7,150 Yen
*1:The setup fee for a USB-type modem is reduced to 9,800 Yen for applications placed during the early-bird promotion ending on February 28, 2001.
*2:Billed by ASAHI Net.
*3:

An additional NTT installation fee may be required for installation of a new NTT subscriber line.

*4:For example, the ADSL Type-1 service under Plan M would cost a total of 5,800 Yen per month, including the ADSL monthly charge of 5,350 Yen plus the Plan M monthly charge of 450 Yen.
*
An additional charge of 13,000 Yen applies if the customer chooses to have eAccess install the ADSL modem in the home
Service areas
All areas covered by the eAccess ADSL service (scheduled buildout to 290 NTT central office areas in total by May 2001).
For details, please see the following eAccess Web site:
http://www.eaccess.net/area/index.html
Line speeds
Maximum 1.5Mbps downstream and 512kbps upstream ('best-effort' service).
* These are maximum rated speeds; actual rates may differ according to line and traffic conditions.
* All product names herein are registered trademarks of their respective owners.


eAccess was established in November 1999 as a broadband data communications company, focusing on DSL, Internet Protocol (IP) services and solutions to customers.
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