BUSINESSWEEK ONLINE : AUGUST 30, 1999 ISSUE
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Capital Gang


How the area around Washington, D.C., became a high-tech haven

AMERICA ONLINE, DULLES, VA.
With 19 million subscribers, the world's biggest Internet access provider has hit on a money-making formula through E-commerce.

PSINET, RESTON, VA.
The only independent wholesale Internet service provider left, PSINet is hoping to dominate the global ISP business through acquisitions.

UUNET, FAIRFAX, VA.
With parent MCI WorldCom, UUNET is the world's leading commercial ISP.

MCI WORLDCOM, WASHINGTON, D.C.
MCI wrested away about 20% of AT&T's long-distance business after a classic David-and-Goliath struggle in the '80s.

NETWORK SOLUTIONS, HERNDON, VA.
Its original exclusive government contract gave this company a big head start in the business of registering Web addresses.

CYVEILLANCE, ARLINGTON, VA.
Unique software that searches the Web at top speeds for copyright and trademark violations is its edge.

SKYCACHE, LAUREL, MD.
This company, which transmits the Internet by satellite, is the work of a home-grown D.C.-area serial entrepreneur.



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