Inter.net has launched its high-speed Internet access over Time Warner Cable systems in Central Ohio and Minneapolis.
Inter.net's Max.inter.net service enables customers to access the Net at speeds up to 2 Mbps downstream and 384 Kbps upstream. The service includes free installation, free firewall software, 10 e-mail accounts with 10 MB of personal Web space per account, Webmail access, anti-spam and anti-virus protection, access to entertainment coupons and customer support. The company is marketing two service plans starting at $44.95 a month.
In Minnesota, the service is available to residents of Minneapolis, Eden, Prairie, Edina, Bloomington, Carver, Chaska, Hopkins, Minnetonka, Richfield, St. Louis Park, Shakopee, Fridley, Jordon, New Prague and New Ulm.
The service also is available to residents in Central Ohio, including Columbus and 20 other counties.
When the Federal Trade Commission approved the mega-merger of America Online and Time Warner more than a year ago, it required the companies to give customers in major markets the option of using three other ISPs besides AOL. EarthLink Inc. and Big Net Holdings also have been approved to offer their high-speed Internet access service over TWC systems in various markets.