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(New York, NY- June 19, 2001)-- CyberAtlas Research, a division of INT Media Group, Incorporated (Nasdaq: INTM), today announced the release of a critical study analyzing the state of the North American backbone marketplace. The study, Navigating Risks and Opportunities in the North American Backbone Market, follows other recent research reports available from CyberAtlas Research covering areas including Linux, the Internet Service Provider (ISP) marketplace and the Wireless Web.

The study, Navigating Risks and Opportunities in the North American Backbone Market, found that Internet backbone companies such as UUNet, Sprint and Qwest Communications need to evolve along with the needs of their ISP customers to stay alive in today's highly competitive market.

Patricia Fusco, author of the report and managing editor of, said "During stagnant economic conditions, savvy ISP operators know that in order to raise profit margins they must reduce operating expenses. Cost-cutting tactics for ISPs include increasing network efficiency and implementing bandwidth conservation programs, which could spell disaster for backbone providers' bandwidth sales. However, resourceful backbone providers recognize that this movement represents new revenue opportunities, which might determine whether ISP clients stick with their current backbone provider or switch to a rival firm. Our analysis found more than 14% of ISPs said they are dissatisfied with their current backbone provider, which translates to over 1,000 North American ISPs that may switch backbone providers this year, and that equates to about $10.3 billion in revenue potential."

Navigating Risks and Opportunities in the North American Backbone Market provides readers with answers to such questions as who determines which backbone providers lead the market, how ISPs' offerings impact services required from backbone providers, what market forces present new risks to backbone providers in the near future, what backbone providers could offer ISPs to increase market share, where opportunities lie for backbone providers to grow revenue from new services and much more.

This study is the latest in a series of research reports produced by CyberAtlas Research and follows other recently released studies including The ISP Market: Challenges and Strategies for the Future, which is available for $195.00 at,3008,2165381_1,00.html, Linux: You Get What You Pay For?, which is available for $195.00 at,3008,2156311_1,00.html and Ready. . . or Not? IT Professionals Find Promise and Problems With the Wireless Web, which can be purchased for $95.00 at,3008,2090641_1,00.html.

About CyberAtlas Research
CyberAtlas Research, a division of INT Media Group, is one of the most complete marketplaces for Internet and IT research on the Web. CyberAtlas Research shares its name with the well-established, Internet research and information-related Web site and e-mail newsletter (40,000 subscribers) of the same name. With reports that cover eCommerce, computing services, Internet services, Internet marketing, demographics, telecommunications, wireless, Internet finance and international, prospective clients can retrieve descriptions of publications and tables of contents, as well as buy reports online.

About INT Media Group
INT Media Group (Nasdaq: INTM), headquartered in Darien, CT, is a leading provider of global real-time news, information and media resources for Internet industry and information technology professionals, Web developers and experienced Internet users. INT Media Group includes the and EarthWeb Network of 160 Web sites and nearly 300 e-mail newsletters that generate over 275 million page views monthly. INT Media Group events include over 40 offline and Intermedia Group seminars on Internet and IT-specific topics that are aligned with our Network of Web sites and e-mail newsletters. In addition, INT Media Group recently launched its CyberAtlas Research Division that publishes research reports analyzing the Internet and information technologies sectors worldwide.

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