's Hydra Service Makes the WSJ

Mar 31, 2009

Today was the announcement date for the partnership between and Mushroom Networks. We’ve been locally selling the Hydra Internet service since January, but the two companies recently struck a deal to bring Broadband Business solutions to Southeast Missouri.

Touting that deal today are articles in Wall Street Journal and Telephony Magazine.

Since 1995, has been developing powerful, reliable, business-class services for Southeast Missouri businesses. The deployment of Hydra, utilizing Mushroom Networks’ Truffle device, is one more example of our commitment.

Using the Mushroom Networks product we can provide faster and more reliable service than Frame Relay, ATM or MPLS networks. We are able to provide companies with connections between branch offices (great for use on VOIP-voice over IP-Networks) as well as provide companies with the fastest Internet service in the area at a fraction of the cost of traditional connections.

How much bandwidth do you get?
MN’s devices bond the download and upload speed to produce amazing results. Though all service offerings differ, real-world bandwidth-testing sites like show that customers get about 88% of the aggregate bandwidth using Hydra. For example, one customer has:

Connection Type Download Upload
Cable 3000kb/s 1000mb/s
2.4G Wireless 3000kb/s 2000mb/s
5.8G Wireless 6000kb/s 6000mb/s
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Aggregate Total 12000kb/s 9000mb/s Results 11000kb/s 7500mb/s

Your results may vary, your satisfaction will not.
All Hydra Installations come with a 30-day, 100% money-back guarantee.

—WARNING: Technical Jargon Ahead-For those who want to know how—
We worked with Mushroom Networks to develop a 3.5 Layer service (between the Network Layer & Transport Layer in the OSI Model). Using their bonding technology to bond multiple Internet connections from various ISPs we establish a connection between the customer and our data center. Once that tunnel is established, the underlying Layer 1 (DSL, Cable, Wireless, etc.), Layer 2 (Ethernet) and Layer 3 (the IP addresses for those services) are irrelevant. The customer is passed their IP addresses through the tunnel for use on their network for a vendor neutral Internet connection. As long as that tunnel stays up (meaning at least one Internet connection is working) the customer’s IP addresses are live. When the customer needs more bandwidth? They install another connection to the Internet. The customer never sees the individual connections to the Internet, they only see fast and reliable bandwidth.