recently announced that more than 400,000 paying subscribers from United Online Inc.'s (Nasdaq:UNTD) NetZero and Juno Internet access brands are using accelerated dial-up services enabled by SlipStream's technology.
"United Online was one of the first ISPs who understood how our technology could be a real enabler and differentiator of dial-up services."
Wired Environments will offer this unique dial-up service
powered by Datatone Dial-Up Access.
It was founded in 1996 as a subsidiary of a Los Angeles based computer consultation firm offering dial-up, hosting, and design services, but soon moved away from dial-up services
and focused its efforts on web-based software and hosting.
Some examples of direct dial-up services
that require special software from the investment firms: Fidelity Online Xpress, offered by Fidelity Investments; Siebert OnLine, from Muriel Siebert & CO.; Quick & Reilly's recently introduced QuickWay Plus; and Charles Schwab's StreetSmart.
US Lec said almost 42% of US households still use dial-up services
to access the Internet and said, with less national providers now operating, MegaPOP is expected to experience an increase in market share.
The service, which will be unleashed to the rest of the UK later this year, offers a continuous cable connection to the Internet nearly 20 times faster than traditional dial-up services