About GCN

The Mission:

Global Communications Network, LLC. is a privately held company providing a FREE Internet communications service. Our goal is to provide our users with the best online communication experience available and personalized customer service. Designed for personal and business use, this easy to use interface is packed with useful tools that give users the ability to freely communicate in real time with other users from all over the world. GCN provides public and private chat rooms, voice and video conferencing, file transfers, white board image viewing and other useful tools needed for on-line communications.

The Vision:

Global Communications Network, LLC. is the work of Jason K Resch, 18, from Rhode Island, USA and a student at Illinois Institute of Technology. Jasonís vision was clearÖ to create a FREE, all-in-one, easy-to-use program based on privacy and freedom to communicate ideas. With this foundation, Jason began to build on his vision. Launched in November 2000, Jason continues to develop the network with new features and enhancements. With input from users and staff, GCN is designed for optimal use.

The User:

Personal Use: GCN is a great tool for home use. Communicate with friends and family anywhere in the world. GCN saves the expense of long distant phone calls and allows users to see their friends and family as they chat. GCN is designed for users of all ages. We encourage parents to take an active roll in their childrenís on-line experience. Customer service is #1 with GCN. Our Staff provides users with one-on-one, personal and FREE technical support.

Corporate Use: GCN is the perfect solution for business communications. GCN offers FREE co-branding and customization. Instantly transfer files, voice conference, send live video and view documents in a flash. Corporate clients include: distant learning schools, stock investors, talk radio, religious organizations, and small businesses. Internet service providers and web sites can add value and interaction to their services by providing customers with a co-branded version of GCN.

The Future:

GCN will continue development, adding and enhancing new features. Jason and the GCN Staff work closely with users to develop, test and deploy new versions. In the near future, GCN will add a file-share feature like GNUTELLA. This is one of the most requested features on GCN. This P2P technology gives users access to millions of files, MP3s, movies, and text documents. Other features will include encryption and POP mail. While GCN is small compared to some networks, we offer opportunities most networks canít! We hope you will be apart of our growing community. We believe you will find GCN to be one of the most unique communications project on the net. And the best part is... itís FREE!


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July 24, 2002

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / www.gcn.cx
Contact: Jason K. Resch -
jason@gcn.cx
Global Communications Network, LLC.

GCN Reveals New Privacy Policy - One of the most protective in the industry

July 24, 2002 - East Greenwich, RI: Global Communications Network, a free Internet communications program, has revealed a new privacy policy, making GCN one of the most protective Internet companies.

"Protection of personal privacy and freedom of expression are the foundation of our network", the policy proclaims. The new policy was revealed when GCN launched a new website as part of a promotional campaign.

"The new policy affirms GCNís ongoing commitment to the privacy of our users", said Jason K Resch, GCNís Manager / Programmer. Resch believes the policy will set GCN apart from all other networks. "Our policy makes a bold statement to the world that we are different, we have raised the bar to a higher level", Resch said.

The policy boldly outlines five points of protection.

"1. To never use, disclose, or collect personal information from its users.

2. To never force you to submit any personally identifiable information; including but not limited to your real name, e-mail address, location, age, phone number, billing or contact information.

3. To never give its staff the ability to intercept private communications, or determine your occupancy of private chat rooms. Our staff will never tell you how to run your own room.

4. To never contain "spy-ware" of any kind in our software! Nor will we ever bundle GCN with other "spy-ware" programs. Unlike other popular networks, GCN WILL NOT SPY ON YOU!

5. To never intrude upon your personal on-line experience with annoying "pop-up" advertising or unsolicited e-mail. GCN is supported and kept free by one rotating banner advertisement."

Resch believes these guarantees are what most Internet users seek, but rarely find in tough economic times.

Global Communications Network, LLC is a privately held company providing a FREE Internet communications service. Our goal is to provide our users with the best online communication experience available and personalized customer service. Designed for personal and business use, this easy to use interface is packed with useful tools that give users the ability to freely communicate in real time with other users from all over the world. GCN provides public and private chat rooms, voice and video conferencing, file transfers, white board image viewing and other useful tools needed for on-line communications.

The complete policy text and other media information can be found at - www.gcn.cx.


March 4, 2002

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / www.gcn.cx
Contact: Jason K. Resch -
jason@gcn.cx
Global Communications Network, LLC.

GCN Announces Language School Partnership - Online Education

March 4, 2002 - East Greenwich, RI: Global Communications Network (GCN), an Internet communications program, has announced a partnership with International Connection YP (ICYP), an on-line lingual school. ICYP operates www.lingualroom.com and offers both private and group language tutoring.

Jason Resch, the 18-year-old owner/operator of GCN said he is pleased that ICYP has chosen GCN as a partner. "I am happy to have ICYP as a partner in on-line education", said Resch. "Features allow distant learning schools (like ICYP) to provide on-classes anywhere in the world." GCN is a full-featured on-line communications client offering voice/text chat, video conferencing, instant messaging, e-mail, language translator and much more.

ICYP is owned and operated by Page Trygstad, 50, and Yoko Harada, 43, the president of the company. The Lingual Room was established to give students a unique opportunity to learn communication skills from live instructors from around the world.

"I was born in the countryside in Japan," said Yoko Harada. "I never had the chance to meet any native English speakers in my home town. How could I talk with native English speakers? After I came to America, I learned how important it was to improve English listening and speaking skills, that we have chance to speak and listen with natives." Yoko worked for 15 years in the TV and movie industry and studied child development and graduated from Santa Monica College.

"We looked at several other network programs like CUSEEME, Paltalk, MS Netmeeting and others. GCN worked the best for us and with the help from the programmer, (GCN) was the most flexible", said Page Trygstad. "Our education program is 100% on-line, so having great software is essential." Page attended Western Michigan University and American College.

ICYP was launched in May of 2001 after two years of development and has a network of native speaking English tutors from around the world, which allows 24/7 on-line education. Japan is the primary market. ICYP offers study halls for beginners, advanced, academic and business jargon.

For more information contact:

Page Trygstad, Director
International Connection YP
Email: p.trygstad@gte.net or icyp@lingualroom.com


January 15, 2002

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / www.gcn.cx
Contact: Jason K. Resch -
jason@gcn.cx
Global Communications Network, LLC.

GCN Marks One Year Anniversary With Release of New Features

East Greenwich, RI - January 15, 2002: One year ago GCN was just another FREE text chat network. But, with the release of version 2.5, GCN has become an all-in-one Internet communications tool. The new features include a media player, stock portfolio, language translator, and Jabber, an instant messaging management tool packaged with a "new look" interface.

Jason Resch, the 17-year-old owner/programmer/manager of GCN said these features make GCN one of the most useful communication networks in the world. "Version 2.5 makes GCN a leader in person to person communications", said Resch. "It now has more features than any other chat network I have seen... and it's still free!"

Resch said his first year on-line with GCN has been a success. It has allowed him to interact with users and get feed back. "I asked my user what they liked and disliked about GCN," said Resch. "I knew what my goals were with GCN, but I needed to hear from the end user. Our users have helped to develop the network. I think we are on track".

While GCN is still a small global community (7000 users), it is growing. Unlike other chat programs, like PalTalk, GCN is supported by one alternating banner ad. Most users complain that other networks bombard them with pop-up ads, making their on-line experience a hassle.

GCN's list of features include: moderated chat rooms, e-mail, private instant messaging, Jabber, web browser, bookmarker, file transfer, private and room voice chat, video conferencing, message board, on-line user list, user profiles and event log, games, white board, language translator, media player stock portfolio and more.


August 29, 2001

News Release
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Contact: Jason K. Resch -
jason@gcn.cx
Global Communications Network, LLC.

GCN Announces Release of Version 2.3

East Greenwich, RI - : Global Communications Network { GCN } has released a new version of the FREE Internet communications program. GCN 2.3 features many improvements to the all-in-one program including, allowing users to create, registration and moderate chat rooms with control features, which allow you to kick, ban, chose co-administrators and the ability to occupy multi-rooms at once.

GCN features...chat rooms, games, e-mail, private instant messaging, a web browser, book marks, file transfer, voice chat, video conferencing, message board, on-line user list, user profiles and event log, all in one easy to use program.

GCN's owner/creator/programmer, Jason K. Resch, a 17 year old high school student released Global Communications Network in November 2000. Resch said he wanted to create a communications program like no other in the world. "I hope to make GCN a truly all-in-one program.... within the next few versions I hope to have username@gcn.cx e-mail address, peer to peer file sharing, and a MP3 player", said Resch. "GCN improves significantly with each version, members have something to look forward to every month."

GCN user can now chose to customize the appearance of the program with user submitted "skins" or create their own. These features are designed to make GCN user feel apart of the community. Users can add a personal touch to the program. Businesses can use the co-brand kit to add their brand name to the program.

Most of GCN users are migrants from other chat programs like, AIM, PalTalk and MSN Messenger. New users find GCN appealing because it limits advertising to one rotating ad bar. Popup ads are not used on GCN. Most users have complained about competing program's bombardment of advertising and over crowded networks and concerns about censorship and privacy issues.

A review from tucows.com said GCN was, "everything you could possibly need in a program."

In the past three years, Jason has not only developed the GCN client software, he has registered the domain name, created the web site (www.gcn.cx), wrote a help file, built and programmed a server, incorporated his company (Global Communications Network, LLC), and secured the copyright for his product. GCN is currently working on a plan to mass distribute the software.

Self-taught, Jason first became involved in programming at age 7, using his familyís Apple II-e. He learned BASIC by examining the source codes for simple programs and by reading books on the subject from the library. After several years, his family bought their first IBM computer with Windows 3.1. Four years ago he learned Visual Basic, which allowed Jason to program in the Windows environment. He then worked a summer job for a local computer company. His savings helped to launch GCN, which is supported by banner ads. GCN is expected to turn a profit in its first year on-line.


May 21, 2001

News Release
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Contact: Jason K. Resch -
jason@gcn.cx
Global Communications Network, LLC.

Teen Launches "Global Communications Network" www.gcn.cx

East Greenwich, RI - May 21, 2001: Jason K. Resch, a 17 year old high school student has announced the release of Global Communications Network (GCN) 2.0. This free Internet communications application features chat rooms, games, e-mail, private instant messaging, a web browser, book marks, file transfer, voice chat, video conferencing, message board, on-line user list, user profiles and event log, all in one easy to use package.

Jason released GCN in November, 2000 after three years of development. Jason said his goal was to create the best on-line communications network service in the world. "I was a member of AOL and other services, and I saw many areas where they could be improved", said Jason. " I wanted to created a network that I thought would be simple and user friendly. I hope GCN will become one of the most popular free on-line communication services out there." A review from tucows.com said GCN was, "everything you could possibly need in a program."

After six months of on-line testing, the new version 2.0 will include several upgrades including a few program "fixes", voice chat rooms and a new co-branding kit . Currently, GCN is available on several download program sites like tucows.com and Cnet.com and the GCN web site, www.gcn.cx. Faithful GCN users are also helping to spread the word about the network through other chat rooms and networks. GCN currently has 2000 users. Jason said respect for the userís privacy and a no censorship policy is "something most users will appreciate." "GCN doesn't even ask for real names or e-mail addresses", said Jason. GCN will always be a free service.

In the past three years, Jason has not only developed the GCN client software, he has registered the domain name, created the web site (www.gcn.cx), wrote a help file, built and programmed a server, incorporated his company (Global Communications Network, LLC), and secured the copyright for his product. GCN is currently working on a plan to mass distribute the software.

Self-taught, Jason first became involved in programming at age 7, using his familyís Apple II-e. He learned BASIC by examining the source codes for simple programs and by reading books on the subject from the library. After several years, his family bought their first IBM computer with Windows 3.1. Four years ago he learned Visual Basic, which allowed Jason to program in the Windows environment. He then worked a summer job for a local computer company. His savings helped to launch GCN that is supported by banner ads. GCN is expected to turn a profit in its first year on-line.