Feeds

Yachties get all-in-one DSL- wi-fi service

Ahoy there

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

High performance access to file storage

Square Mile International - a global wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) which serves the yachting community by running hotspots in marinas - has teamed up with Pipex and BT to offer broadband...well...just about everywhere. Through a single bill and subscription, punters can get broadband in ther homes, on board their boats in marinas, and out and about in the UK using BT Openzone's 6,000 hotspots.

Subscription to Square Mile hotspots in marinas will cost "yachties" £25 a month. If they want broadband in the home plus access while on board ther boats, it'll cost £45 a month. The full whack - boat, home and 6,000 BT Openzone hotspots - costs £75 a month.

Said Dominic Killinger, md of Square Mile International: "This puts the user in control, choosing from Internet access on their boat, at home or thousands of UK hotspots, and we can provide one subscription to meet their needs. There will be only one subscription and one account to access the internet for all three. We believe this is a first in the marketplace and that it will make significant savings of time and money for all sailors wanting access to the internet."

Over the last two years, Square Mile has set-up wireless broadband net access in 32 Marinas across the UK, with seventeen more due to go live in the UK in the next month or so.

In July, Eclipse Internet announced plans to resell BT's public wi-fi service. It goes live in a couple of weeks. ®

Related stories

Eclipse stars with BT's Wi-Fi network
Wi-Fi makes a splash
Don't price Wi-Fi to death, operators warned
60 real ale pubs to get Wi-Fi
BT chops cost of UK Wi-Fi access

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
A black box for your SUITCASE: Now your lost luggage can phone home – quite literally
Breakfast in London, lunch in NYC, and your clothes in Peru
Broadband Secretary of SHEEP sensationally quits Cabinet
Maria Miller finally resigns over expenses row
Skype pimps pro-level broadcast service
Playing Cat and Mouse with the media
Beat it, freetards! Dyn to shut down no-cost dynamic DNS next month
... but don't worry, charter members, you're still in 'for life'
Like Google, Comcast might roll its own mobile voice network
Says anything's possible if regulators approve merger with Time Warner
EE dismisses DATA-BURNING glitch with Orange Mail app
Bug quietly slurps PAYG credit - yet EE denies it exists
Turnbull leaves Australia's broadband blackspots in the dark
New Statement of Expectations to NBN Co offers get-out clauses for blackspot builds
Facebook claims 100 MEEELLION active users in India
Who needs China when you've got the next billion in your sights?
prev story

Whitepapers

Mainstay ROI - Does application security pay?
In this whitepaper learn how you and your enterprise might benefit from better software security.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.