In-Building Service Provider
IntelliSpace, New YorkFrom a field that was riddled with financial failures this year, IntelliSpace emerged victorious, due in no small part to its survival skills. Even last years winner, Allied Riser Communications, is moving out of the business, and one-time industry leaders such as OnSite Access have already given up the ghost and sold their assets at a deep discount. "IntelliSpace proves small in-building providers can survive and compete on organic growth," Smetannikov comments.
Founded in December 1995, the company now has operations in 15 markets, providing broadband data services in multitenant buildings. IntelliSpace has pioneered in many areas, including use of Ethernet IP networking technology; deployment of an in-building backbone network connecting commercial tenants directly to the Internet; and the provision of multiple backup connections for fail-safe reliability.