The provision of broadband services
to all in Wales should be seen as a public service if significant numbers are not to continue languishing in the digital divide.
Easynet says it is providing local businesses with a range of broadband services
that no other provider -including BT -can offer.
The move follows its rival KDDI Corp.'s announcement in January that it plans to slash smartphone charges for its ''au'' mobile phone service subscribers if they also use its fiber-optic broadband service
"The digital home is broadband's next frontier, and broadband service
providers can no longer just drop broadband service
off at the side of the house," said Bernie Arnason, conference chair of the Digital Home Summit.
Eircom, whose snail-paced broadband service
has already come under fire, said an unprecedented volume of traffic was deliberately directed at its site on Monday night, making it impossible to log on.
Dorr announces the publication of new proposed rules designed to facilitate the further deployment of broadband services
to rural communities nationwide.
Such a prohibition would unwind existing contracts for QoS between broadband service
providers and content providers.
"As BellSouth works to restore service in New Orleans, we are offering small businesses high-speed Internet access via our wireless broadband service
," said Bill Oliver, president of BellSouth's Louisiana operations.
"Frankly, it's a growing market, one that includes not only the migration of dial-up users but also new users who bought access to a broadband service
with their new computers and software." Freitas believes broadband in Brazil will grow at more than 60% a year for the next two years.
Alopa MetaSure demonstrates Alopa's commitment to providing next-generation tools that empower broadband service
providers to consolidate critical management systems and network touch points into a single point of visibility and control.
To date, Guisborough, Alnwick and Hexham have been activated to receive BT's Broadband service
as part of the campaign with Shildon, Berwick, Stocksfield and Crook set to connect to Broadband by mid-October.
While 96 percent of urban zip codes had at least one broadband service
provider available to residents, only 40 percent of rural zip codes had access to broadband service
in any form.