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CoreComm Brings Exclusive Internet Access to Fans of the Columbus Blue Jackets; MyBlueJackets.net the First Internet Access Service Launched by an NHL Team
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2003 10:45 AM
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan 29, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- CoreComm, a subsidiary of ATX Communications, Inc. (COMM) and provider of residential Internet and telephony services, and the National Hockey League Columbus Blue Jackets announce the introduction of a new Internet access service designed exclusively for fans of the Blue Jackets franchise.
MyBlueJackets.net, accessed only through www.BlueJackets.com, is the first full-service Internet access service to be launched by an NHL franchise. Through their partnership, CoreComm and the Blue Jackets have developed a private-label Internet access tool that reinforces the image and qualities of the Blue Jackets team and extends the excitement of Blue Jackets hockey to the Internet.
MyBlueJackets.net offers fans all the benefits of a full-service Internet provider plus exclusive access to behind-the-scenes Blue Jackets features and promotions and three personalized MyBlueJackets.net e-mail accounts. The service also includes a customizable home page, 10 MB personal Web space, and 24-hour technical support.
Subscribers to MyBlueJackets.net can even manage their Internet account online, tracking the amount of time they spend logged on to the Internet, paying bills, and ordering additional features for their account.
"We're excited to partner with an organization such as the Blue Jackets in the development of a truly unique Internet service," said Chris Michaels, Chief Technology Officer of ATX/CoreComm. "Through our collaboration, we're leveraging CoreComm's quality Internet access service, top-rated customer support, and technical expertise with the Blue Jackets' commitment to their loyal fan base, as well as both organizations' dedication to the local community."
"Thanks to this innovative collaboration with CoreComm, components such as personalized Blue Jackets e-mail addresses, exclusive promotions, and behind-the-scenes features all combine to create a stronger identification between the team and our fans," said Michael Humes, Columbus Blue Jackets' Senior Vice-President of Business Operations.
As part of the relationship with the Blue Jackets, CoreComm is also the exclusive telecommunications provider of the franchise, as well as Nationwide Arena, the team's home arena, and its practice facility, the CoreComm Ice Haus.
CoreComm is a subsidiary and residential Internet and telephony services brand of ATX Communications, Inc.
Founded in 1985, ATX is a leading facilities-based integrated communications provider offering local exchange carrier and inter-exchange carrier telephone, Internet, e-business, high-speed data, and wireless services to business and residential customers in targeted markets throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions of the United States.
ATX currently serves approximately 350,000 business and residential customers. For more information, please visit www.core.com or www.atx.com.
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