Newsletter: July 1999
* Welcome * New Things to Note * Customer Support * What's Happening at Karrinyup * BankWest and iiNet * Internet Censorship Bill * Tucows - Software Galore! * The GST, iiNet and You * iiNet Staff * Your Input * Credits
NEW THINGS TO NOTE
New Akamai Server — Akamai (AH kuh my) is Hawaiian for intelligent, clever and informally, "cool". iiNet is now hosting one of three Akamai servers in Australia. The Akamai server mirrors some of the worlds largest commercial web sites, such as Apple.com and CNN.com. This new Akamai server will make twenty-two of the world's most popular web sites much faster for iiNet customers.
We can be contacted on (08) 9214 2222 or email@example.com
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT KARRINYUP?
We have opened a branch at Karrinyup Shopping Centre. This outlet is between National Australia Bank and Australia Post on the outside of the North-West section of the shopping centre, near Myers and the public library. The shop is open from Monday to Saturday, with late night trade till 9pm on Thursdays.
If you are experiencing difficulties with your Internet software configuration, call our support line on (08) 9214 2222 and alert them that you wish to drop your PC into the Karrinyup outlet for a FREE overnight configuration. Parking is very convenient.
As with head office, staff at Karrinyup can assist with general product and service queries, along with setting up new accounts, processing payments and assisting with general support questions. There's also a range of iiNet merchandise, assorted computer accessories (including modems, cables and storage devices and media) and we also have a wide range of Linux software.
The most exciting component of the new outlet would be the FREE Internet Web terminals that provide Web browsing and the ability to check your iiNet e-mail account. It is also possible to create an e-mail accounts via these terminals.
The Karrinyup Shopping Centre has been kind enough to allow iiNet to place two of these Internet terminals into the North-West mall next to Dome. Come in and let us know what you think.
BANKWEST AND IINET
iiNet is offering two great Internet access accounts for BankWest customers.
Both allow you to take advantage of iiNet's phone and e-mail support service, available from 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Account BankWest Endeavour BankWest Discovery Access time 30 hours per month 8 hours per month Fees and $30 setup fee, $30 setup fee, charges $300/annum; or $90 per annum* $80/quarter*; or plus $3 per $30/month* plus additional hour in $3 per additional excess of 8 hours hour in excess of per month 30 hours per month Extra Includes 10mb of features storage for creating your own web pages *Payment by Credit Card or BankWest direct debit only.
For further information on these accounts, or to have an application form sent out, please contact iiNet on (08) 9214 2299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
INTERNET CENSORSHIP BILL
Whatever one may think of the Government's motives or intentions, there is unanimous industry opinion that the laws are unworkable and will not achieve the expressed aims. Current filter technology is not capable of either blocking all illegal material or ensuring that legal material is not blocked. However, the ABA is under a statutory obligation to force ISPs to use the best means available to block inappropriate and illegal content, and at present the only options are filter technologies or constant ISP supervision.
It is a fact that censorware products, such as those favoured by the Government, have been found to let through illegal and indecent material and inappropriately block content acceptable by any standard.
iiNet was a consistent critic of the legislation and will continue to lobby the Government directly and through industry associations to limit the "collateral damage" to legal content during the implementation of this law. Our clients' right to information and self- expression is a management priority, and we'll keep our clients informed of developments as the regulations and orders are issued by the ABA.
For more information regarding iiNet's facilities that we have in place for controlling content that can be viewed with your account, please visit our information page regarding Filtering Options for Child Access to the Internet.
TUCOWS - SOFTWARE GALORE
The best thing about the iiNet Tucows mirror is that it's right here at iiNet in Perth, so everything downlands lightning fast. For more information please visit Tucows at http://tucows.iinet.net.au
THE GST, IINET AND YOU
Pro-rata invoices will include the comment "Annual fees have been calculated to 30 June 2000. GST is not applicable to this charge.
If you have any questions regarding your account please contact email@example.com or telephone (08) 9214 2222.
Kim Heitman has joined iiNet as Executive Director.
Some of you may know Kim as a leading Internet
attorney, as Chairman of Electronic Frontiers
John Lindsay recently joined iiNet again! John
originally managed our Adelaide office in 1997/98 and
then took over as General Manager of Chariot Internet,
a local Internet Service provider in Adelaide. John
has seen the light and has relocated to Perth with his
lovely wife, Sarah-Jane, to take up the challenge of
Network Planning Manager for iiNet. If you want to
contact John you can do so at firstname.lastname@example.org
So John, from all the staff at iiNet, "welcome home"!
Thank you for taking the time to read the latest iiNet
Newsletter. All the very best regards from the iiNet
team - We wish you all well on the Web!
John Lindsay recently joined iiNet again! John originally managed our Adelaide office in 1997/98 and then took over as General Manager of Chariot Internet, a local Internet Service provider in Adelaide. John has seen the light and has relocated to Perth with his lovely wife, Sarah-Jane, to take up the challenge of Network Planning Manager for iiNet. If you want to contact John you can do so at email@example.com
So John, from all the staff at iiNet, "welcome home"!
Thank you for taking the time to read the latest iiNet Newsletter. All the very best regards from the iiNet team - We wish you all well on the Web!