Christchurch company Synapse has ceased trading as a dial-up ISP and handed its customers over to Cave Rock Internet.
In a message to customers this week, Synapse manager John Stuart Russell said the company had recently been concentrating on Web design and hosting and leased line business - and its dial-up customers had suffered. Access was too slow and users had been encountering "lots of busy signals".
"Busy signals are first on our list of "Things We Hate When Using The Internet", so we've spent a lot of time recently considering how best to solve
this problem," said Russell.
The solution was the handover to Cave Rock, who, said Russell, "are a local company who place emphasis on all the qualities which we strive for in an ISP."