Telia signs broadband agreement with Luleå Energi

Telia signs broadband agreement with Luleå Energi Today, TeliaSonera Sweden signed an agreement with the northern Swedish energy company Luleå Energi AB (Luleå), in which Telia will provide broadband services to households through Luleå Energi's open municipal broadband network, called LuNet. Households will be offered the service "Telia Bredband Stadsnät" (Telia Broadband Municipal Network) with speeds up to 10 Mbit per second. LuNet is being continuously built out and the agreement, in the first year, will cover the provision of services to approximately 6,000 apartments and individual home owners. "We consider this business transaction - to be a service provider in another network - as an important complement to our other broadband services," says Indra Åsander, head of the Consumer Segment at TeliaSonera Sweden. "Being a service provider in a municipal broadband network is one of our future businesses. We must follow the demands and needs of customers and there are also customers in municipal networks." The connection fee is SEK 495 (one-time charge) and the monthly fee is SEK 195, excluding the network fee paid to the network owner, Luleå Energi. Telia Bredband Stadsnät, based on fibre and LAN technology, has the same speed - up to 10 Mbit per second - both upstream and downstream. The service includes five e-mail boxes and e-mail addresses, each with 5 MB capacity, and five personal homepages, 10 MB each. The agreement with Luleå Energi is the first in which Telia acts as an Internet Service Provider to an energy company that owns a municipal broadband network. However, Telia has signed similar agreements before with housing companies - with MKB in Malmö, in the southwest of Sweden, and Svenska Bostäder in Vällingby, outside Stockholm. _________________________________________________ For further information journalists can contact: Hans G. Larsson, Press Manager, TeliaSonera Sweden, phone +46 8 713 58 30 ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2004/06/10/20040610BIT00210/wkr0001.pdf

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