UK Internet access charges look to be stabilizing with the recent announcement that Demon Internet Ltd is offering its ISDN dial-up Internet connection for 10 pounds a month, the same price it charges for its standard Internet access. Global Internet is also launching a low-cost service, offering Internet users and companies the chance to create […]
UK Internet access charges look to be stabilizing with the recent announcement that Demon Internet Ltd is offering its ISDN dial-up Internet connection for 10 pounds a month, the same price it charges for its standard Internet access. Global Internet is also launching a low-cost service, offering Internet users and companies the chance to create and maintain a Web site for less than 10 pounds a month, it said. The new Global Internet service offers 5Mb of Webspace for 100 pounds a year, with t he option for an additional 5Mb for 80 pounds a year. In addition, Global Internet offers a dial-up and ISDN Internet service for 7.50 pounds per month with no hourly charges. The new service is aimed both at users wanting a basic Web presence and those that want a full multimedia multi-page Web site. Users are provided with free file transfer protocol access to upload their created pages.
UK Defense Secretary Michael Portillo has gone on the warpath since finding out that his home is part of a live news transmission on the Internet, The Daily Planet (www.uk.pi.net/best/daily/) launched last month as a news and entertainment site with a difference. The images are part of a service that aims to place live cameras across London continuously recording key points of interest. As soon as he learned of his fame on the Internet, Portillo complained to the server providing access to the Internet, which promptly cut the link. Rosen has since found an alternative server in Montreal and the page is up there again at www.nethead-handbook.com/portillo.
Floundering Europe Online SA, trading under protection from its creditors, confirmed that Deutsche Telekom AG and CompuServe Corp are two of several suitors. The Luxembourg-based company was pushed to the brink when its biggest single shareholder Burda GmbH said last month that it would provide it with no more cash.
Confirming widespread reports that while the US and Europe may face difficulties with the Year 2000 Problem they are as nothing compared with those facing the Far East, it was not until May this year that the Japan Information Service Industry Association established a committee to look into the matter and recommend courses of action.