Joltage -- MicroISPs are here!

Rohit Khare Rohit@KnowNow.com
Mon, 25 Mar 2002 14:29:25 -0800


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Oh yeah -- one more punchline:

Powered by PayPal :-)

No shit -- they're actually using it as intended, a mass online rebate
scheme -- and this kind of depository accumulation account is perfect
for PayPal's balance sheet (on the float).

Rohit

-----Original Message-----
From:	Rohit Khare
Sent:	Mon 3/25/2002 2:26 PM
To:	Rohit Khare; FoRK@xent.com
Cc:	Adam Rifkin; taylor@ics.uci.edu
Subject:	RE: Joltage -- MicroISPs are here!

More analysis later; still thinking about whether the Amway model will
work out. But the key new bit for now is that they *are* thinking about
what it would take to make munchkins (peer-to-peer, vs.
peer-to-joltage).

Mentioned a target of 3Q02 to bundle an accesspoint, cpu, OS, and their
router/firewall/nat/dhcp code for $300.=20

If you get just 2 users for one hour a day, the $50/mo flow should pay
for your broadband bill, they observe....

They're looking for a first VC round; they should expect fair interest!

Rohit

PS. Although, fair warning: the CEO takes credit for the Shatner
campaign from his tenure at Priceline :-)

-----Original Message-----
From:	Rohit Khare
Sent:	Mon 3/25/2002 11:23 AM
To:	FoRK@xent.com
Cc:	Adam Rifkin; taylor@ics.uci.edu
Subject:	Joltage -- MicroISPs are here!

So Joltage is premiering at PC Forum, and I'm excited enough that I'm
posting this while they're still on stage. This is a major leap forward
towards the munchkin future.

In 60 seconds, you can download and install their software to turn your
802.11 equipped PC into a micro ISP -- and they federate the resulting
service, and pay you back if people connect through you.=20

Look, I can't tell you this will work or otherwise, but this is the most
exciting step forward I've seen in some time. This is waay cooler than
even boingo &c -- the business model is the innovation.=20

Go visit!=20
http://www.joltage.com/jsp/footer/pr_launch_2_22.jsp

Rohit


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