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Flat-fee ISP 08004u appears to be back on its feet again after falling over less than 24 hours after the service opened its Web site for business. But it seems the problems that have plagued 08004u in the first four days of its life haven't all gone away. Although additional servers are being roped in to handle the demand the site is still prone to drop dead in its tracks and collapse in a heap on the ground every 30 minutes or so. "We're getting too many hits," admitted David Banks, MD of 08004u. We're getting around 37,000 hits a second which are causing the site to crash, he said . "I'm really embarrassed by it but there's nothing I could do," said Banks. Despite the teething troubles more than 2,500 people have requested details to subscribe to the service since it was launched last Thursday. Many of the people who have contacted The Register over the last couple of days displayed a genuine interest in a service that could halve the cost of their Net connection each month. However, many of them were dismayed that they couldn't even access the 08004u site to find out more information. 08004u is offering Net users round-the-clock 0800 access to the Net for £49.99 a month. Tune into Cash Register and turn on to our daily Net Finance News

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