startups. Easynet , European leader in Internet access, is developing an Internet incubator program aimed at Internet startups, which it has christened "Easy Take Off". This program provides offi...

startups. Easynet , European leader in Internet access, is developing an Internet incubator program aimed at Internet startups, which it has christened "Easy Take Off". This program provides office space for rental, with immediate access, in five different office buildings, close to Easynet France’s two Data Centers, in the Beaubourg district of Paris’ 4th arrondissement. Easynet obtained its L33.1 / L34.1 mixed license on August 6th, 1999 and went on to develop its own optical fibers and to create a network using the latest high speed transmission technology, between these five buildings. Easy Take Off provides office space, divided into modular units of between 80 m² and 500 m², immediately linked up to the multiple interconnections of its European backbone. Complete connection packages are provided, for permanent high-speed point-to-point links, with no connection costs or France Télécom line rental fees, in one fixed-rate transaction. The IP incubator also provides a service hosting servers in Easynet’s secured machine room, an e-business and consulting platform. According to Xavier Gérardin, Easy Take Off project manager, these immediate access offers cover all the needs of an Internet startup. (Christine Weissrock - Atelier Paribas 14/03/2000)