Investment in the Future

web-events-weenOne of the new CEO's duties was to raise more money to continue to build and grow its network and services.

After securing $24m in additional funding, the company used it to power new options for its customers. It purchased a gaming company in order to expand its services to the gaming community, and introduced a couple of innovative new services.

Since the Launch of DSL, one of the more cost-effective services -- ADSL -- was delivered via lineshare with existing voice lines. This required customers to maintain a landline, a practice which was quickly becoming a thing of the past. Speakeasy's OneLink service enabled its customers to sign up for ADSL services without maintaining a voice line.

Later that year, they also jumped into Voice Over IP (VoIP) service, focusing initially on residential customers. This would eventually become the primary focus of the organization, and ultimately resulted in its transition away from home users and a focus on small businesses.

A final creative partnership came in the form of a private WEEN show, specifically for Speakeasy's customers and community.

2004 also marked Gretchen's exit from Speakeasy, as she gave birth to her and Mike's first child, daughter Dara.

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Press: Capital time for cash hunt

Press: Capital time for cash hunt

Speakeasy successfully raises $24m in additional funding.

Press: Internet provider buys GameDaemons

Press: Internet provider buys GameDaemons

Speakeasy expands its brand within the gaming community by picking up GameDaemons.

Press: Launch of OneLink – High-speed access without local line

Press: Launch of OneLink – High-speed access without local line

Speakeasy’s OneLink enabled customers to receive DSL services without requiring a land line.

Press: Internet provider reports new funding

Press: Internet provider reports new funding

Speakeasy receives funding from Intel in order to investigate the since-abandoned WiMax technology.

Press: Launch of VoIP

Press: Launch of VoIP

Speakeasy expands its product set to include Voice over IP services for their residential.

WEEN!

WEEN!

Well before social media and viral events were part of an organization’s standard operating