ArgoNet News Bulletin: 16th March 1998
In this edition:
The connection problems that some of our users experienced last week have
been rectified. They were caused by a faulty 'telephone switch' associated
with connection through 0645 numbers to our backbone provider.
Local call access
Our long-established local call number 0645 250140 connects through what
is now considered to be 'old' technology within our backbone provider.
We would advise our users to switch to an alternative number, 0645 336576,
which uses 'newer' technology and which also supports 56K X2 connectivity.
We have been developing the capability, in conjunction with our backbone
provider, to enable us to expand our range of services to include K56flex,
ISDN and Global Roaming. We also plan to be one of the first UK ISPs
to implement the recently announced global 56K standard, V.90 - for information
see the V.90 web site. Recently we set
up a new RADIUS authentication server and this, along with K56flex and
ISDN services, is currently under test - we aim to be live with K56flex
and ISDN by the end of this month.
Web site for children
ArgoSphere was launched in January
at the prestigious BETT'98
Educational Technology Show where it won an award in the new Internet category.
Designed to appeal to children at home and in school, the site was recently
described by a leading IT journalist as having "gained the high ground
in educational web site development in this country". The whole of
at www.argosphere.net, is free
to ArgoNet subscribers.