Starting today, Performance Systems International is offering Pipeline USA, Internet access software priced at $19.95 a month with no hourly usage fee.
Aimed at users who want simple access, the software includes email, Web browsing, FTP (file transfer protocol), and Net newsgroups.
Tested for two months with almost 5,000 users, Pipeline USA will provide local dial-up access to more than 140 metropolitan areas at speeds up to 28.8 kbps, officials said.
To use the service, customers can choose either of two options: a "light" version that costs $5 for 5 hours of Net cruising a month, plus $1.50 for each additional hour; or the $19.95 monthly plan. Neither plan has any setup or registration charges, officials said.
For more information, visit http://www.psi.net/.