>> We did a bit of poking around in work and it turns >out OceanFree is basically LineOne (a UK freeserve >type thing) in disguise. Their servers
> are not and their tech support does not appear to be in Ireland and it's
> quite possible that their modem banks aren't here either - not very
> patriotic on the part of the ESB is it?
Lineone... that rings a bell , here a few facts about it. First the biggest let down in "Free ISPs" the tech support , only 50p a minute , not too bad , some charge up to £2 a minute. Lineone are not the worst for connect speed , most people can get v34 connection (at about 2 o'clock in the morning ;-) , speed drop off to about 19200 during the day , not bad compared to Freeserve , but not good when evan AOL , c**p and all as they are ususally give a v90 connections.
Lineone is cover name for Springboard Internet Services Ltd, who are owned by News International, BT and United News & Media. Yes you did see BT in that list...... I think i need say no more at than that.....
The Great Penguin
BTW , i do pay for my Internet access....
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