Archive for September, 2001

Global satellite broadband network on track for 2004

News: Global satellite broadband network on track for 2004 – ZDNet

UK E-minister calls for lower broadband prices

News: UK E-minister calls for lower broadband prices – The Register Comment: Clearly a good announcement, let’s see if it’s just further rhetoric or whether further action will follow. Hilarious facts derived from the article is, 13m homes connected to ADSL enabled exchanges, 50k installed ADSL’s – that’s 0.0038% utilisation. In addition, 180 ADSL resellers sharing 25k installation (BT have half of them themselves) – that an average of under 139 ADSL connection each – I would suggest that this is an insufficient number to generate enough income for them to survive.

BT may face £2bn bill for broadband delays

News: BT may face £2bn bill for broadband delays – ZDNet Comment: At last, it appears that someone is bringing BT to account for their failure to rollout Broadband, including the lack of action on LLU.

Brisbane Airport defies US WLAN ditch

News: Brisbane Airport defies US WLAN ditch – ZD Net

‘Network PVR’ for KIT?

News: ‘Network PVR’ for KIT? – BigPipe

Swedish Government Earmarks €640m for broadband

News: Broadband: Swedish Government Earmarks €640m – Tornado Insider

New BT ADSL lite service

Pre-announcement of the new BT ADSL lite service BBC News Comment: The monthly figure is still far too high – £40/month.

Media Players Embrace Broadband

News: Media Players Embrace Broadband – Wired Comment: The newly merger Real player with jukebox

AT&T to Consider Cable-TV Offers of AOL, Disney

News: AT&T to Consider Cable-TV Offers of AOL, Disney – The Standard

Korea’s ThruNet pricing

ThruNet ADSL installation pricing and also Installation about ~£20 and monthly charge ~£20