Thursday September 23, 10:16 am Eastern Time
Company Press Release
Island Marketplace Selects ZipLink to Provide
National Internet Connectivity
CLEVELAND, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Island Marketplace, a family-oriented, philanthropic website and Internet Service
Provider has selected ZipLink, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZIPL - news), a national wholesale Internet connectivity service, to provide its
Island Marketplace will provide its registered members with free Internet access, purchasing this through ZipLink. Through
IMP's program, national access numbers are available for the price of just the local connection. For example: A sales person
living in New York City with a local ISP number through IMP can travel to Chicago and receive Internet access through a local
access number for no extra charge.
Subscribing monthly to Island Marketplace, gives one the opportunity to donate to a charity/worthy cause. 5% of your monthly
membership can be donated to the charity of the subscriber's choice. Subscribers can choose between The Hope Foundation,
Best Friends Animal, Sanctuary and other various charities.
``Ziplink is a perfect match for a small start-up ISP. For a small amount of capital, companies like Island Marketplace can offer
nationwide dial-up service,' said Mark Manuel, director of sales for Ziplink. He continued, ``We are pleased to be doing
business With Island Marketplace. It has found a unique niche on the Internet, and I feel it will grow from leaps and bounds.'
``I'm excited to be teaming up with Ziplink,' said Bryant Johnson, ceo of Island Marketplace. He continued, ``Ziplink offers
small and mid-sized companies such as ours, a chance to expand quickly and cost-effectively without the high investment in
infrastructure and support personnel.'
Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, ZipLink operates as a National backbone provider offering wholesale Internet
Connectivity service to two distinct target markets: Internet appliances and Internet Services Providers. Utilizing a
State-of-the-art Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) Network, ZipLink is a significant provider of Internet backbone and
connectivity service for strategic partners including the Microsoft Web TV Network. ZipLink has strategic alliances with Nortel
Network and Williams Communications. For more Information Visit the Company website ziplink.net.
About Island Marketplace
Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Island Marketplace provides a informational website for many backgrounds to tap into
offering services ranging from online gifts to taking a classes online for learning the Company's goal to have to latest trends and
newest website right at your finger tips. A big plus for Island Marketplace, the Company has partnered with The Hope
Foundation and Best Friend Animals Sanctuary two great causes for becoming a member on the Company's site. For more
Information Visit the Company website islandmarketplace.com.
SOURCE: Island Marketplace