Feeds

Easynet muscles into BT ADSL trials

BT appoints up to a dozen ISPs

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Easynet has jumped into the ADSL fray, joining Freeserve in the great BT trials. The ISP, the UK’s biggest remaining independent, is offering businesses in London and Manchester ADSL connections for six months -- but is only charging for three months. This will cost customers around £2,000, David Rowe, Easynet chairman and CEO, says. The service goes national next year, as BT rolls out ADSL to more exchanges. The company will position the service between ISDN and leased lines, offering guaranteed contention for businesses. Contention means that when an ISP says it is supplying you with a 2Mb pipe, you really are getting a guaranteed 2Mb pipe, and not having to share it with other punters. AOL, Video Networks and BT Interactive, a new unit within BT’s multimedia division, have indicated their interest in joining the ADSL gang. Up to 12 Internet access providers are expected to participate in the BT trials, which run until the end of March. We can’t imagine ADSL not going live more or less immediately after that. In the BT trials, there are three categories of ADSL supplier: the Video Stream, targeting broadcasters such as BskyB which could be interested in video on demand; Data Stream, targeting business customers; and IP Stream, targeting consumers. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Bladerunner sequel might actually be good. Harrison Ford is in it
Go ahead, you're all clear, kid... Sorry, wrong film
Euro Parliament VOTES to BREAK UP GOOGLE. Er, OK then
It CANNA do it, captain.They DON'T have the POWER!
Musicians sue UK.gov over 'zero pay' copyright fix
Everyone else in Europe compensates us - why can't you?
I'll be back (and forward): Hollywood's time travel tribulations
Quick, call the Time Cops to sort out this paradox!
Megaupload overlord Kim Dotcom: The US HAS RADICALISED ME!
Now my lawyers have bailed 'cos I'm 'OFFICIALLY' BROKE
Forget Hillary, HP's ex CARLY FIORINA 'wants to be next US Prez'
Former CEO has political ambitions again, according to Washington DC sources
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing and building an open ITOA architecture
Learn about a new IT data taxonomy defined by the four data sources of IT visibility: wire, machine, agent, and synthetic data sets.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
5 critical considerations for enterprise cloud backup
Key considerations when evaluating cloud backup solutions to ensure adequate protection security and availability of enterprise data.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL
Discussing the vulnerabilities inherent in Wi-Fi networks, and how using TLS/SSL for your entire site will assure security.