Carrier Briefs

FRAMINGHAM (04/13/2000) - Cidera Inc., formerly known as SkyCache, this week rolled out its Cidera Big File Mover content distribution service. Like Cidera's Streaming Media Service, Big File Mover is supported on Cidera's satellite system. The new service is designed for customers who need to move multimegabit files to many locations on the Internet. Cidera also announced that Road Runner, a cable modem Internet access service provider, has signed up for Cidera's Streaming Media Service. Road Runner is using the service to more effectively deliver broadcast content to its more than 550,000 customers.

Cidera: www.cidera.com

NaviSite, a CMGI Web and application hosting service provider, announced last week that it has inked a deal with Level 3 Communications to expand its services in the U.S. and internationally. NaviSite will be using Level 3's collocation facilities and IP network services to support its application management services. NaviSite will become Level 3's preferred provider of managed application services, and Level 3 will become NaviSite's preferred provider of collocation and IP network services.

Excite@Home, a provider of broadband cable modem access to the Internet, is teaming up with a supplier of a competing service, digital subscriber line (DSL). Excite@Home will wholesale DSL services from Rhythms NetConnections so Excite@Home can reach more customers. Cable networks capable of supporting cable modems have spotty coverage, and this alliance is meant to address that problem. Excite@ Home says the deal means it can reach 15 million more customers.

Excite@Home.com: www.@home.com; Rhythms: www.rhythms.com.

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