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About OpenAccess

OpenAccess provides internet connectivity and hosting solutions for businesses, property owners, government agencies, individuals and non-profit groups.

We offer fiber-optic, wireless and xDSL internet connectivity, as well as hosting and data storage services to clients throughout northwest Washington.

Our value proposition and competitive advantage in the marketplace is providing reliable, stable, locally supported internet service products to our customers. OpenAccess’ customers rely on their internet connection and hosting services for critical day-to-day operations and count on our friendly staff who know their needs.

OpenAccess was founded in the Fairhaven district of Bellingham, Washington in 1998 by veteran technology professionals. Located some ninety miles north of Seattle and forty miles south of Vancouver B.C., within sight of the Cascade Mountain Range and the beautiful archipelago made up of the San Juan Islands, OpenAccess continues to be committed to being a part of our local community as well as championing the continued growth of sustainable clean technology industry in Bellingham.  We are members of and support such organizations as the Technology Alliance Group of Whatcom County, and Sustainable Connections.

Whats New?

Fake spam/virus emails "from" OpenAccess:

Users have recently reported seeing fake emails from email addresses (they can be anything, including our official email addresses). You should consider all strange emails to be malicious. Do not open their attachments; just delete them. Please call us if you cannot determine a message's validity. The most common subject line is "New Outlook Settings". -OpenAccess 2014.04.14

Whats New?

2010.11.01 Digital telephone & PBX services expanded
Over the summer of 2010 OpenAccess has rolled out digital telephone service for ourselves, affiliated companies and a few customers who were willing to be 'guinea pigs'.  Overall things went better than we expected and we are now opening up our digital telephone service plans to more customers.

2010.10.21 IPv6 Transition
OpenAccess will be having a mid range time line for adoption and implementation of IPv6.  As most people know who are reading this, there is a certain 'chicken & egg' problem with IPv6 in as much for any organization to move to IPv6 requires that other organizations have moved to IPv6.

2010.07.15 NAS.COM wholesale VPS and WebHosting services
This fall, OpenAccess will be re-purposing the '' domain name to provide VPS and WebHosting services, primarily wholesale to web developers. If you have an e-mail address, or a personal website located at, those services will continue be supported although we will not be accepting new accounts.

2010.02.22 Joomla auto install wizard now available.
Due to popular request, we now have a Joomla auto-installer available on our newer cPanel® servers.  This allows customers to quickly and easily install Joomla on their website.  The auto-installer is available under the 'site software' section in the administrative interface of your webhosting account.

2009.10.25 OpenAccess begins internal testing for Windows 2008 Server hosting solutions.
OpenAccess is happy to finally be able to announce that we are beginning internal testing of cPanel®/Enkompass as a platform for our customers to be able to deliver Windows(c) 2008 Server solutions on.

2007.09.26 Changes in paper billing system.
Effective January 1st 2008 we will be doing what most of our competitors have been doing for years and adding a $1.00 surcharge for paper invoices.

2007.05.30 New web servers in production.
In May we got two new web servers in production. These machines are based out of our facilities in Seattle and were needed as we have about hit capacity on our existing webhosting infrastructure.

2007.03.15 Additional nationwide and global network capacity added.
OpenAccess is glad to announce that we have put into production a new circuit providing us with direct Tier-1 nationwide and global Internet transport.

2007.01.17 Verizon DSL speed upgrades complete
Today we did the work to convert all NAS.COM customers over to our faster connection into Verizon. Everybody should be seeing performance increases.

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P.O. Box 4220, Bellingham, WA 98227
Bellingham/Whatcom (360) 647-0785 Toll Free: (800) 882-4979

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