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AOL Considers Wireless Broadband

Posted: 22nd May, 2004 By: MarkJ
ISP AOL UK is believed to be considering a partnership with the recently launched broadband wireless service from Pacific Century CyberWorks (PCCW) - UKBroadband. This follows earlier hints that a wireless Internet access package was under development:

An AOL UK spokesman would only say that the company is "looking at all the options" when planning its broadband future, but it would appear to have few options beyond UK Broadband. No other company has, or is building, a broadband wireless data network covering most of the United Kingdom. UK Broadband refused to comment on whether it was in talks with AOL UK.

"It's far too early to speculate on what may or may not happen," said a UK Broadband spokesman.

UK Broadband has said it will sell 512Kbps and 1Mbps services directly to customers. A deal with a major ISP such as AOL would mean that UK Broadband would act as a wholesaler, with the ISP reselling UK Broadband's various products.


Such a move would no doubt create some real competition for BT's ADSL outside of existing cable based rivals. More @ ZDNet.
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