Winfire Lights Up Bandwidth Service


Newport Beach, Calif.-Digital-subscriber-line service provider Winfire Inc. said it will launch its proprietary "Bandwidth-on-Demand" service by Sept. 10.

The technology enables DSL customers to increase their data speeds on the fly directly from their computer desktops, which would come in handy if a subscriber is downloading a bandwidth-intensive MP3 file, playing an online game or streaming a full-motion video, the company said.

Service packages start at $4.95 for three hours of upgraded speed, $7.95 for six hours and $10.95 for 12 hours.

Winfire is participating in AT & T Broadband's "open-access" technical trial in Boulder, Colo., set to launch in November.