Agreement Between Companies Enables Nokia N800 Customers To Access EarthLink's Wi-Fi Networks for No Additional Charge
ATLANTA, June 26 / / -- EarthLink (NASDAQ:ELNK) today announced that Nokia N800 Internet Tablets customers can now access EarthLink's Wi-Fi service, at no additional charge, on its municipal wireless networks in select cities throughout the United States.
Nokia N800 customers will be able to securely connect to EarthLink's Wi-Fi network directly from the device. To get started users click on the EarthLink Wi-Fi(SM) logo in the connections menu or through the Tableteer portal on the Nokia N800, and upon signing up for an account, customers have immediate access to wireless broadband service with download speeds of up to three Mbps and upload speeds up to one Mbps.
EarthLink is a market leader in the deployment of citywide, municipal wireless networks. The company has major Wi-Fi initiatives underway in Philadelphia, New Orleans, Milpitas and Anaheim, CA and Corpus Christi, TX.
Earlier this year Nokia launched its second generation high-resolution widescreen Nokia Internet Tablet; the Nokia N800. The Wi-Fi enabled Nokia N800 Internet Tablet gives users easy and instant access to all their favorite internet services and applications, such as Web browsing on familiar desktop resolution screen, instant messaging, email, internet calling with video, podcasts, RSS feeds, Internet videos, blogging, streaming music and much more, while being small enough to fit into your pocket.
"Nokia understands the power of mobile computing over Wi-Fi networks," said Donald Berryman, president of EarthLink Municipal Networks and executive vice president of EarthLink. "As a leader in the emerging municipal Wi-Fi space, EarthLink is committed to working with these progressive companies to enable them to offer their unique products and services over our networks - ensuring that consumers experience an unwired Internet on their own terms."
"Access to the Internet is becoming an increasingly integral part of our daily life, and together with EarthLink, the Nokia N800 help keep users connected to their social network wherever they are," said Bill Plummer, vice president, multimedia sales and channel management, Nokia North America. "Nokia's participation in EarthLink's municipal Wi-Fi initiative is an important step in making the Internet truly mobile."
"EarthLink. We revolve around you(TM)." As the nation's next generation Internet service provider, Atlanta-based EarthLink has earned an award-winning reputation for outstanding customer service and its suite of online products and services. EarthLink offers what every user should expect from their Internet experience: high-quality connectivity, minimal online intrusions and customizable features. Whether it's dial-up, high-speed, voice, web hosting, wireless or "EarthLink Extras" like home networking or security, EarthLink connects people to the power and possibilities of the Internet. Learn more about EarthLink by calling (800) EARTHLINK or visiting EarthLink's Web site at www.EarthLink.net
Nokia is the world leader in mobility, driving the transformation and growth of the converging Internet and communications industries. Nokia makes a wide range of mobile devices and provides people with experiences in music, navigation, video, television, imaging, games and business mobility through these devices. Nokia also provides equipment, solutions and services for communications networks. www.nokia.com.
About Nokia Nseries
Nokia Nseries is a range of high performance multimedia computers that delivers unparalleled mobile multimedia experiences by combining the latest technologies with stylish design and ease of use. With Nokia Nseries products, consumers can use a single device to enjoy entertainment, access information and to capture and share pictures and videos, on the go at any time. nseries.com.
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