Package offers small firms cut-price access to Internet

A NEW software tool could herald cheaper access to the Internet for small law firms.

Midcore Software claimed that with its new MidPoint Internet access and modem-sharing package, which was launched in the UK this week, a number of firms could pool their resources to keep on top of changing technology. The product was launched in the US last month.

"It does not matter whether there are two or 100 firms sharing the resource, the principle behind it is the same," said Midcore managing director, Barry Marshall-Johnson.

"It enables them to enjoy the same easy Internet access as large corporations, but at a fraction of the cost. It would cost a group of five firms about £200 each to buy the equipment."

He added: "There is a memory on the computer so pages can be reached automatically."