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British Telecom Selects Interland Solution to Power Its Internet Business Pack

Interland Makes it Easy for BT Customers to Build Professional Web Sites

 

9/16/2003

Atlanta, GA -- (Business Wire) -- Interland (Nasdaq: INLD), a leading provider of Web hosting and online services for small and medium-sized businesses, announced today that British Telecom (BT) has incorporated the Interland Site Builder platform into BT's Internet Business Pack for small businesses. The multi-year deal enables BT's customers to quickly and easily build professional and highly capable Web sites while strengthening Interland's international reach.

"Interland's solutions are a perfect complement to BT's small business offering and will enable users to effectively establish, promote and manage their online presence," said Don Bulens, senior vice president of mainstream markets at Interland. "This new partnership gives BT's customers access to a world-class site builder solution tailored for small businesses."

BT's Internet Business Pack includes everything a business needs to maximize its broadband connection and establish an online presence. Under the agreement, Interland's Site Builder platform will be the Web site creator tool sold as part of BT's small business offering. Step-by-step instructions show users how to quickly design a fully functional, professional Web site with just a few clicks of the mouse. As part of BT's Internet Business Pack, Interland's HTML-free site building tool offers small businesses many choices for building a Web site, including 200 customizable Web designs, suggested page layouts and color schemes, and Flash animation.

"With our new broadband initiatives, BT is targeting the 38 percent of the UK's 3.7 million small and medium-size businesses that currently don't have an online presence," said Neville Manuel, vice president of value added service with BT. "BT selected Interland's powerful Site Builder tool because of its unparalleled customization and integration capabilities, and its scalability. Interland offers the most complete feature set of any Web site creation tool currently on the market."

Interland Site Builder is the platform behind the industry's most complete toolset for building, managing and promoting a professional online presence. More than 4 million Web sites have been created using the Interland Site Builder platform. BT is the latest addition to a growing partner network, which includes Verizon, Earthlink, Terra Lycos, Thomas Publishing and Monster Worldwide.

In addition to the Site Building platform, Interland also offers Interland Business Solutions, a complete suite of easy-to-use online services providing all the tools a business needs to build, manage and promote a successful online presence.

About BT

BT is one of Europe's leading providers of telecommunications services. Its principal activities include local, national and international telecommunications services, higher-value broadband and Internet products and services, and IT solutions. In the UK, BT serves more than 21 million corporate and residential customers with more than 28 million exchange lines, as well as providing network services to other licensed operators. For more information on BT visit www.bt.com.

About Interland

Interland, Inc. (Nasdaq: INLD) is a leading Web hosting and online services company dedicated to helping small and medium businesses achieve success by providing the knowledge, services and tools to build, manage and promote businesses online. Interland offers a wide selection of online services, including Web site development, marketing and optimization tools, standardized Web hosting, e-commerce, and application hosting. For more information about Interland, please visit www.interland.com.

CONTACT: For Interland, Atlanta
Edelman Public Relations
Marisa Puthoff, 404-262-3000 x6346
marisa.puthoff@edelman.com