EasyNet Offers ADSL Trials for Free.
BT is offering three ADSL packages to ISP resellers and corporate clients: IPstream, Videostream and Datastream. The first deal is a 20:1 contention service, meaning 20 ADSL local loop users share one connection from a BT exchange to the service provider's network/server. Ipstream is, as the name suggests, an internet protocol access service, priced to target the corporate market with download speeds of up to 2Mbps. Videostream allows video-only providers to offer consumer-priced services on a 3:1 contention basis between the service provider and the consumer - UK web surfers' hopes of getting unmetered internet access for a reasonable price are dashed.
EasyNet will resell the Datastream offering, which has an 8:1 contention ration, which says it will offer a better class of service to the corporate client at corporate prices. EasyNet will offer a six-month contract to its pilot users for 2000 pounds ($3200), which is what EasyNet says is the "worst case scenario price" for three months service, after the trial ends next Spring.
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|Date:||Sep 23, 1999|
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