A Dedicated Internet Connection from Minnesota OnLine
gives you continuous access to the Internet from one or more
hosts in your local area network for a fixed monthly fee.
Connections are available using dial up voice lines,
frame relay, ISDN, and traditional point-to-point leased-lines.
At the core of Minnesota OnLine's offerings is a robust,
high performance wide area network (WAN) that covers virtually
all of the Midwest. Minnesota OnLine's network nodes (POPs) are
strategically located to provide leased-line, ISDN and dial-up
local access from most locations. Much of Minnesota OnLine's wide
area network is run on a reliable and fast fiber optic backbone.
Dedicated dial up is the most common means for a fledging business
to start with dedicated connectivity to the Internet.
dedicated dial up provides
reasonable access data rates for low volume usage and at a very
Frame relay is the most popular, and usually the most reliable and
means of connecting your in-house network to the Internet full-time.
Minnesota OnLine can provide frame relay access throughout
the midwest and nationwide. If you prefer a traditional
point-to-point digital leased-line, you can be connected to the
Internet through most of Minnesota OnLine's access nodes. The
strategic positioning of these nodes will help to minimize your
fees to the local phone company for the leased-line.
ISDN is a good solution for low and moderate bandwidth Internet
connections and is available from most of Minnesota OnLines's local
Designing the most cost-effective and productive solution for your
Internet connectivity needs can be a challenge with all of the
different physical means of connecting to the Internet and the many
service options. Minnesota OnLine's experienced staff is available to
you make the right decisions. Minnesota OnLine can analyze your Internet
requirements and suggest a solution that minimizes your
tele-communication costs and that gives you the most economical
Internet bandwidth. Minnesota OnLine's staff will then obtain pricing
the phone company for your approval and then coordinate the ordering
and installation of your circuit.
Any Minnesota OnLine dedicated Internet access account includes
to UseNet news via a news feed or optionally NNTP access, SMTP e-mail and
backup e-mail queuing, domain name service. In addition, a block of
IP addresses will be allocated
for your network and a domain name will be registered with the
InterNIC for your site. Your dedicated Internet connection will
be constantly monitored by Minnesota OnLine's experienced network management
staff at the Network Operations Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.
If you are looking for the least complicated configuration,
Minnesota OnLine can provide all of the services (e-mail, news, dns, www,
ftp, etc.) that you might need for your network on servers at
Minnesota OnLine's facility. This can eliminate all of the Internet
servers and administration issues from your network. If you are
planning to run some or all of these services in-house, Minnesota OnLine's
staff can be retained to help you develop your network strategy and
offer assistance specifying and configuring your hosts, servers,
workstations, routers, gateways, firewalls, and network security.
As one of the largest Internet Access Providers in
Midwest, Minnesota OnLine is your complete resource
for all of your Internet requirements. In addition to dedicated
Internet access, Minnesota OnLine has extensive dial-up PPP coverage
as well as complete WWW hosting and authoring services.