Bulldog shares broadband over Wi-Fi

A partnership with MyZones means that Bulldog customers will be able to share their broadband connections using Wi-Fi. Bulldog Communications has become the first UK broadband operator to team up with MyZones and launch a product that lets its customers share their high-speed connection wirelessly. The partnership with MyZones, announced on Monday, will allow new Bulldog customers who pay for a 1Mbps or faster broadband connection to split it with their neighbours through a secure wireless network. This will let small groups of people cut the cost of getting a faster broadband connection, although as a consequence their surfing speeds will drop if several users try and connect to the Web at the same time.

"We're giving computer users across the country a simple way in to wireless home networking with a package that's easy-to-use, powerful and highly competitive," said Richard Greco, chief executive of Bulldog Communications. "While some in the industry are frightened by shared access via Wi-Fi, we believe it has an essential part to play in making broadband Britain a reality for all."

This service, which costs an additional £99.99 (inc.VAT), is available to new Bulldog customers who choose a connection between 1Mbps and 6Mbps, and buy a Netgear DM602 modem for £23.49 (inc. VAT). In return for the £99.99 fee they will also get a Netgear ME103 ProSafe Wireless Access Point and a year's subscription to MyZones.

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News source: ZDNet UK

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