Gateways to the Internet

20th October 1995 at 01:00
* BBC Networking Club Backed by BBC resources with BBC education officers devising links with the national curriculum. Subscribers have exclusive access to extra information on bulletin boards. Signing-on fee Pounds 25, monthly subscription Pounds 12. Claims most of the country will be able to reach it with a local call.BBC Networking Club, PO Box 7, London W3 6XJ. Tel 0181 576 7799

* Research MachinesRM offers a monitored service. Signing-on fee Pounds 25, yearly subscription Pounds 120. There are 20 access points with many more planned. There is a mechanism to ensure the service will only be used for a specific number of hours per month (useful for keeping track of telephone costs).Research Machines, 83 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon 0X14 4SE. Tel 01235 826000 * CampusWorldBT's CampusWorld was launched last month and will be extended to home users in 1996. The service has some unusual features such as a "walled garden" where Pounds 10 a month buys exclusive access to specially-prepared education materials. Full Internet access costs an additional Pounds 12 per month.CampusWorld, Network House, Brindley Way, Apsley, Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP3 9RR.Tel 0345 626253 * The Education Exchange (EDEX)Edex has a nationwide network of access points (points of presence) providing good support to education. Access for home users is Pounds 10 per month.EDEX, TCNS Ltd, 43 Wimbledon Hill Road, London SW19 7NA. Tel 0181 296 9201

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