David Byrne and Pace Gallery set to open Tight Spot, a 48-by-20-foot inflatable globe under the High Line on 25th Street in Chelsea, New York [AO Newslink]
ISP speed pledge Thirty-two internet service providers have signed a code of practice promising greater clarity on what broadband speeds subscribers can expect, regulator Ofcom has announced. However, there was an immediate call from the Internet Service.
Personal Computer World July 10, 2008 ISP speed pledge Thirty-two internet service providers have signed a code of practice promising greater clarity on what broadband speeds subscribers can expect, regulator Ofcom has announced. go to site isp speed test
However, there was an immediate call from the Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) for the voluntary code to be extended to wireless operators offering mobile broadband.
The ISPA said it supported the code of practice and had helped to draft it. However, it warned: “Every single broadband connection’s speed will be different. Even neighbouring houses supplied by the same provider can receive different speeds.” 1 www.pcw.co.uk/2218354 100,000 Fonners BT’s share-your-link Fon Wifi service has signed up more than 100,000 users since its launch last October, according to the company.
Subscribers allow their fixed broadband connection to be available to fellow Fon users via a secure channel on their wireless router, thus creating a network of free links. The Fon scheme will be extended to businesses later this year.
1 www.pcw.co.uk/2218159 [pounds sterling]49 USB modem Vodafone has cut the price of its broadband-on-the-move USB modems by [pounds sterling]50 to [pounds sterling]49 for users on 30-day contracts.
Contracts currently start at [pounds sterling]15 a month for 3GB of usage for those signing up for 12 to 24 months, going up to [pounds sterling]25 a month for 5GB on a 12- to 24-month deal, while 30-day contract users pay [pounds sterling]20 a month for 3GB of usage. web site isp speed test
In May, 3 cut the price of its [pounds sterling]99.99 ZTE and Huawei E220 modem dongles to [pounds sterling]49.99 on pay-as-you-go deals.
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