News Burst: AOL rolls out unmetered nationwide

The whole of the UK can now get online with Connie

Unmetered access receives a much-needed boost Wednesday as AOL rolls its flat-rate service out nationwide.

The service is expected to boost AOL's subscriber figures massively.

Unmetered access offerings -- which provide users with all the Internet time they want for a fixed monthly fee -- have been a disaster in the UK as ISPs were forced to cancel or limit services. AOL says it can sustain its current business model and claims it now offers the best unmetered service in Britain.

"Absolutely we do," says a spokesman. "The fact that it is based on Friaco puts it in a different league. It means it is a true flat-rate service that is viable financially for us and is technically a more robust way of offering flat-rate."

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