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Unmetered Internet service problems for charity

Unmetered Internet service problems for charity

Many individuals and organisations have suffered difficulties from last year’s rash of short-lived “free” and “unlimited” Internet access services. So too have some charities, such as children’s charity Project HappyChild.

Many individuals and organisations have suffered difficulties from last year’s rash of short-lived “free” and “unlimited” Internet access services. So too have some charities, such as children’s charity Project HappyChild.

The charity was one of 1,100 users that PlusNet removed from its service for allegedly abusing its unmetered services by using them too much. The charity is now looking for another ISP to host its Web site.

Read Kids charity canned by PlusNet by Tim Richardson at The Register. PlusNet subsequently gave Project HappyChild a reprieve. Read Kids charity Web site saved at last minute by Tim Richardson at The Register.

Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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