AT&T Broadband is giving its cable-modem customers a dial-up connection
to access their accounts from anywhere in the world.
The Englewood, Colo.-based Internet-service provider is teaming up with
dial-up ISP PeoplePC Inc. to offer the remote-access service.
For a one-time, $10 registration fee, customers get two hours per month in
remote dial-up access, which lets them check electronic mail and surf the
Internet when they are not connected via their cable modem.
Customers can also buy more dial-up time as needed, with options including 10
hours for $5.99 monthly or unlimited access for $10.99.
'Our goal is to offer our customers maximum flexibility with their AT&T
Broadband Internet connection,' said Karl Ossentjuk, vice president of Internet
services at AT&T Broadband, in a release.
'We're pleased to offer our customers this valuable remote-access tool so
that when they're away from their cable connection, they can still reach the
Internet with PeoplePC's reliable and quality dial-up service,' he added.
PeoplePC will provide the technical support and billing for the dial-up
service. While it is limited to just PC users for now, plans are in the works to
offer a version for Macintosh-based users.