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Wireless broadband takes to the road

Wireless broadband takes to the road

Wireless broadband is set to hit the streets through a car rental partnership program announced by Independent Service Provider (ISP).

The program will see car rental partners renting their cars along with ISP's iBurst card for around $9.95 a day. This will give drivers 1Mbps connectivity while traveling in areas where there is coverage.

National Sales Manager Bill McArthur said the move was an extension of the provider's Hotel offering that it announced in October (See story: http://www.arnnet.com.au/index.php?id=1985817805).

"The other obvious area that business traveler's need connection after a hotel is a car, so it was the next logical step for us," he said.

McArthur described the deal as a boon for the sales managers, who will be able to send their staff out on to the road and turn them into mobile offices, and also for the car rental companies.

"They win because the added revenue goes straight to the bottom line. The return on investment should be two to three months," he said in a statement.

ISP is currently in discussions with two car rental companies, but was unable to give any further details at this stage.

"We anticipate them to sign up by the end of the year and once one comes on board, I expect the rest will follow," McArthur said.

A coverage map for the iBurst service is available on ISP's website: http://www.isp.net.au/index.php?section=iburst&view=coverage.php.


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