Internet Connect


Internet Connect Public Access Internet Terminal Kiosks:

Making the Internet Public
Internet Connect is an infrastructure company as well as a network operator of public access Internet terminals offering a solution for high-speed public terminals that access e-mail and the Internet. The Company was founded in 2002 as a venture to grow a very large-scale network of superior Internet-ready terminals and web pads throughout the United States.

Our principal product is an automated, web-enabled web pad designed to accept a prepaid card or credit card payment for services on a Pay-Per-Use basis.

Now you can check stocks, send email, chat with colleagues, play games or check the news from business establishments in your local area. Restaurants, medical centers, sports bars, automotive centers, salons, coffee shops, and many more consumer based businesses are offering Wireless Kiosk (SM) high speed wireless Internet to their customers.

In order to enjoy the benefits of Wireless Kiosk (SM) all you need to do is ask for it! Surf the Net as long as you like for just pennies a minute. It's that easy! No pricey laptops, PDA's, monthly subscriptions, technical software or technical know how are needed. The best of the entire Internet comes to you.

Industry Profile - Public Access Internet Terminals

"World wide WIFI revenues are expected to grow from $7 billion in 2003 to over $44 billion by 2008, at a compounded annual rate of 44 percent!"

New technology called Wireless Fidelity or WiFi is changing the way the Internet is being delivered to the public from bulky stand alone Internet terminals to portable hand held devices like Personal Digital Assistant’s (PDA) and laptops.

WiFi technology lets laptop and PDA users use radio frequencies to make high speed wireless connections to the Internet. Laptops and other wireless devices use a special antenna to communicate with “hot spots” – areas that have a wireless Internet signal – with a radius of 300 feet. Hot spots may be found in cafes, hotels, airports and other public areas, The transmitting antenna is usually linked to a land-based Internet connection.

Jupiter Research projects about 5 million people in the U.S. are using WiFi and by 2004 predicts over 28 million while there will be over 10,000 WiFi “hotspots” in the USA and 25,000 worldwide by the end of 2003. Research firm Gartner predicts by 2006 there will be 89,000 public WiFi access points and more than 99 million WiFi users worldwide.

Several locations that have ‘Hotspots’ include Starbucks, Borders, Kinko’s, McDonalds and major airports and hotels mostly in waiting areas and lobbies. Cisco is designing a system that will allow users to surf the net while on a plane. Rental prices range $2.99 for 15 minutes to $29.99 for unlimited use or $49.99 for a month.

Largest WiFi network providers that install and operate WiFi networks and operating retail stores include: T-Mobile (Starbucks –2,300, Borders – 400, some airports), Wayport (500 hotels, Airports, McDonalds - 300), STSN (mostly Marriott’s), Toshiba (McDonalds, UPS Stores, Flying J Truck Stops - 165), and Stay Online (hotels).

Capitalize on one of today's hottest service opportunities

"It's coming. By the year 2005, more than 80% of professional notebook PCs will have Wi-Fi 802.11 wireless LAN interface, and the worldwide installed base of wireless LAN networking cards will exceed 88.3 million according to analyst projections. That means more than 88 million people will be looking for companies that offer wireless broadband service at their locations to allow them to connect to the Internet at will."
~ Source: Gartner Group, August 2002

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