Feeds

Supanet ISP offers ADSL

While BT mutates into PC dealer

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Boost IT visibility and business value

Supanet is launching its new broadband service tomorrow marking the ISP's first entry into the ADSL sector.

At £29.99 a month, supanet broadband is more expensive than many ISPs. However, as part of an introductory promo the ISP is throwing in a free HP 3325 printer and activation worth £65 for anyone who signs up to the service.

However, to take advantage of the promo punters must also buy the starter kit - which includes modem, filters etc - from Computer World stores which costs around £80.

The starter kits usually retail at £120.

Supanet is backing the launch with what it describes as a "substantial" marketing campaign.

Supanet is owned by PC outfit, Time Group, which is probably better known to consumers under the Time Computers and Tiny Computers brands.

Now that Time's ISP is offering broadband, it will be able to flog the service to all new and existing customers.

So, here's a PC outfit getting involved in flogging broadband. Coincidentally, earlier this week a broadband outfit announced it would start chucking out PCs.

BT reckons the move into the home computing market will help generate £150m by 2005.

By offering home users a range of broadband-ready HP and Toshiba PCs the telco hopes its BT Home Computing service will prove a winner with the punters.

Paying for the machines in instalments, repayments start at £35.99 a month for 36 months. At the end of the contract the punter gets to keep the PC. ®

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

More from The Register

next story
6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)
Clampdown on clickbait ... and El Reg is OK with this
No, thank you. I will not code for the Caliphate
Some assignments, even the Bongster decline must
Fast And Furious 6 cammer thrown in slammer for nearly three years
Man jailed for dodgy cinema recording of Hollywood movie
Caught red-handed: UK cops, PCSOs, specials behaving badly… on social media
No Mr Fuzz, don't ask a crime victim to be your pal on Facebook
Barnes & Noble: Swallow a Samsung Nook tablet, please ... pretty please
Novelslab finally on sale with ($199 - $20) price tag
Ballmer leaves Microsoft board to spend more time with his b-balls
From Clippy to Clippers: Hi, I see you're running an NBA team now ...
Video of US journalist 'beheading' pulled from social media
Yanked footage featured British-accented attacker and US journo James Foley
Assange™: Hey world, I'M STILL HERE, ignore that Snowden guy
Press conference: ME ME ME ME ME ME ME (cont'd pg 94)
Call of Duty daddy considers launching own movie studio
Activision Blizzard might like quality control of a CoD film
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?