Ten Fantastic Years

web-sign-speakeasy-iron-_-trading-postEven though birth of Speakeasy occurred during 1994, the company always considered 1995 as its official opening year. 2005 marked ten years of outsider art, avante garde performances, community technology programs, and its commitment to developing new and innovative ways to engage with the internet.

In addition to hosting its tenth anniversary party at the Space Needle, it used it as the epicenter for its experiments with WiMax technology.

Spearheaded by Mike, Speakeasy also launched the first customized version of Mozilla's FireFox browser -- then considered the renegade upstart facing off against the behemoth that was Internet Explorer.

It also took its learnings from its successful launch of residentially-focused Voice over IP the previous year and developed a version that met the needs of small and mid-sized businesses.

Finally, the business -- which had been spread out between two different buildings in Seattle's Belltown neighborhood -- eventually moved locations, combining its entire staff in a building on Seattle's waterfront.

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Press: Speakeasy to offer Firefox browser

Press: Speakeasy to offer Firefox browser

Yes, there was a time when Mozilla’s FireFox was considered an ‘upstart,’ and

Bling Party

Bling Party

We took over an abandoned part of the new building and threw a party for CS. Everyone was

Press Release: Speakeasy Launches Integrated Business Voice Over IP (VoIP)

Press Release: Speakeasy Launches Integrated Business Voice Over IP (VoIP)

Building on its success with residential Voice over IP services, Speakeasy launches a business

It Could Only Happen at Speakeasy

It Could Only Happen at Speakeasy

One warm spring day, we lost our Internet connectivity in the 3rd Ave building, and I just

Full of Heart

Full of Heart

Speakeasy was full of heart at all times. I have a million examples of this kind of corporate

Press: Space Needle a launchpad for ‘pre-WiMax’ service

Press: Space Needle a launchpad for ‘pre-WiMax’ service

Speakeasy sets up its first hardware in order to test out delivering WiMax within the Seattle

Press: Speakeasy moving to downtown site

Press: Speakeasy moving to downtown site

Speakeasy departs Belltown for a new location overlooking the Seattle waterfront.

Press: Midsize companies beginning to mature

Press: Midsize companies beginning to mature

Founded in 1994, Speakeasy evolved into an Internet service provider primarily for residential