WORLDLINK (Worldlink) is an Internet service provider serving Washington State. While Worldlink was the states first DSL provider,they have largely forgone their role as an ISP focused on residential customers, and now provide a wider range of computing services to businesses.
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History And Shift In Focus
Worldlink was founded in 1996 as Washington states first DSL provider. They still provide DSL to the greater Seattle metropolitan area, both as traditional, phone line-based DSL and as a standalone service. However, the company gradually transitioned to providing connectivity services beyond DSL to businesses throughout Washington.
The company keeps its headquarters in Seattle and has a second colocation center in Bothell, WA.
In addition to DSL, Worldlink offers the faster Bonded DSL, T1 and Fiber Optic Internet services.
Worldlink also provides third party computing, or colocation, services. They guarantee 24/7 uptime on their data storage servers, and plans start at $350/month for a half rack. They also provide disaster recovery services.
Finally, Worldlink provides web hosting for businesses from small to large that need their own networks, websites, web storage and email and data transfer capabilities.
Basic DSL starts at $15/month for the first four months, an appropriate price for the speed and slow by todays standards.
Bonded DSL comes as affordably as $99/month and is geared towards small businesses. Base speed for Worldlink BDSL is 1.5 Megabits per second (Mbps). While the company brags that the technological specifics behind BDSL are revolutionary, this speed is considerably slower than Seattles fastest major ISP average speeds. By comparison, Comcast delivers an average speed of 18.95 Mbps in Seattle.
T1, more business focused and capable of bearing a heavier Internet load, starts at $299/month.
Fiber Optic delivers blazing fast 100 Mbps speeds, but is available in fewer areas, primarily within Seattle, as seen on this map.
The companys industry focus means that Worldlink does not appear on the NetIndex for Washington or Seattle, so there are no reportable statistics on average speed or total IP addresses serviced.