PortONE Internet was originally founded to provide fairly priced, quality Internet services to residents and businesses in Connecticut. Shortly thereafter, we expanded into the surrounding states and became a regional provider. Today, we service clients nationally from Montana to Virginia.
By starting as an ISP, we are in a unique position to provide our web software clients with years of experience in the Internet industry. We still own and operate all of our own servers which run our custom software for our clients. We've been key contributors to the Internet industry since the beginning. In fact, we incorporated our business before Google did!
Back in 1997, we started by offering only Dial-up Internet Access, and still continue to provide second-to-none, high-quality Local and Nationwide access to the Internet, with rates as low as $13.50/mo. We quickly began offering Email, Web Design, Web Hosting, and other Internet-related services as our clients requested them.
In 1999, we opened the PortONE Internet Education Center, which still continues to offer over 700 low-cost, high-quality Online courses. Ranging from Business Communications to Microsoft Excel, Negotiation Skills to Windows 2000, and Home Business to MCSE Certification, our wide variety of courses offer something for everyone!.
Then, in 2000, we began offering Custom Solutions and Web Application Development, turning your basic web site into a true Internet Application. This means your web site can actually do something smart and useful, such as online scheduling, automatic content modification, database integration, secure ares for special users, data storage and retrieval, etc. offering an increased Return on Investment for your business.
Enhanced Learning Group, which was launched in November 2001 as a new division of Port One Internet, Inc. to focus on providing services to the academic community, has become the leading provider of web-based applications designed to improve the quality of education by putting state-of-the-art tools in the hands of Teachers, Students, Parents, and Administrators.
In early 2003, PortONE Internet released a revolutionary new virus and spam-cleaning service, named the PortONE Clean Mail Service. By combining heuristic (probability-based) screening with traditional black-list services, clients enjoy a service which truly catches 99%+ of all spam with a false-quarantine rate of less than 1 message per 10,000 cleaned! Best of all, users can log into their own private message center to review spam and viruses caught as well as adjust their spam “aggressiveness” level!
In 2005, PortONE Internet added a web-based high-accuracy data manipulation specialty of discipline to its already well-admired Web Application Software Team. Working with several Fortune-500 clients on special projects, we have built applications that ensure reliable data capture, transport, transformation, replication, and storage, with transactional security and web services.
In 2006, we specialized in building Adobe Flex web-based applications. This new technology allows a desktop-like application to run on our client's websites. It brings a new level of professionalism and speed to web applications never seen before. In addition, PortONE Internet became an Adobe Certified Partner.
In 2007, PortONE Internet added Voice Software Services (VSS) to our custom software skill set. VSS interacts with our clients' customers, vendors, or employees by telephone via a toll-free phone number. We can even build it to interact with an internal company database. Once only available to gigantic call centers, this valuable technology is now within the reach of every business.
In 2008, we created a new division called PortONE Prefillment Services. Capitalizing on our extensive web application development history, we expanded naturally into e-commerce development and support. Our state-of-the-art management software helps clients manage supply chain inventory through distribution channels using just-in-time (JIT) best practices.
In 2009, PortONE Internet added a new division entitled PortONE Video, which builds on our Internet, Software and Distribution capabilities. As an operator of DVDNow video-rental kiosks, we invest in locations meeting our demographic and traffic criteria. Our proprietary processes include location qualification, kiosk placement, inventory maintenance, special promotions, and customer/location support. We pride ourselves on always providing a premiere disc-rental service delivering excellent experiences for our customers.
In 2010, we expanded PortONE Prefillment Services to include extensive inventory control, management, and order processing through our new distribution facilities.
In 2011, we
are proud to announce that we have become Connecticut's largest independent DVD Rental Kiosk provider. Our aggressive business plan is now taking us into Massachusetts and Rhode island, with plans for Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine in 2012.