Announcing, a new site for the digital lifestyle

I wanted to give you a sneak preview of a new Web site that I have been working on over the past year. While the site isn’t complete (what site ever is?), it is at a stage that I would welcome some feedback and you can get an idea of where we are trying to take it.

The site is called and has been produced by Acceller, a Miami company originally founded to develop an ecommerce engine to help people choose the best broadband connection options. They’re expanding on their initial concept to offer additional services such as phone, television (digital cable, DVR, etc.), bundles and more.

The idea is to provide a place where people can go to order new broadband service and then find practical, down-to-earth information about how to use these digital services for their homes. will contain dozens of articles about topics such as picking Internet voice plans, how to create and manage digital music and photos, and the interplay of TV with these things too. Our aim is simple: give you plenty of practical, down-to-earth advice on how to become more productive, and less frustrated, with using your digital home.

The initial site that you see today has a total of ten articles that support the ecommerce engine and just handles cable connections. You enter your phone number or address and get to the part of the site where you can pick your particular cable service plans. On this screen, our content can be found under the “learning center” area. Later this year we’ll expand this to additional content and cover the other broadband service providers. And by expand, I think you will be impressed with what we have in store.

My role has been as the editor-in-chief for the site and responsible for shaping its content. I wanted to take a moment to thank all the writers who have been working on various articles, patiently waiting for the launch of the site. I think you will agree that we have some of the most experienced people in the field as contributors. Indeed, Acceller has a great team of people that are producing this site – gone are the days where a single person could put up a Web site. It has been a pleasure (well, most of the time) to work with such dedicated and talented people. I am very proud of what we have accomplished and hence this short note to let you all know about it.

The site represents a new chapter in my own journey to explain technology concepts. As many of you know, I wrote a book in 2001 called the Home Networking Survival Guide, which unfortunately came out right around 9/11. That book represented many years of informal neighborhood networking consulting where I got to see first-hand the problems that ordinary people have with getting connected and making use of Internet applications. I have built dozens of new Web sites around various specialty technologies and particular audiences but this one is really designed for all of us.

I hope you enjoy, and please feel free to send me your feedback as we continue to upgrade and enhance the site.

0 thoughts on “Announcing, a new site for the digital lifestyle

  1. An interesting concept. As it happened, when I received you column today, I was looking for what Charter offered by way of deals since we are headed to my parent’s house for vacation next month and need high-speed access. Unfortunately, the search did not display the deal that I’d found via talking to them via telephone nor many of the permutations of deals offered on Charter’s website.

    I also received notice from AT&T today that they’re offering several high-speed packages in my area — yet all I could find offered was Cablevision — and again, not even all of the deals offered (including the one that we currently have, which is still availabe).

    So I think the application has a way to go still. Yet, I will recommend it as a starting point for family members and colleagues who are looking for this info as the move or travel (a lot of vacationing people do not want to be without high-speed internet access!)

  2. David,

    I like the concept. I checked it out for my area and found the answer set to be incomplete. When I checked Internet only I got a good answer set, but when I added phone I expected to see the offer in my area that includes phone, video and Internet. What I got was separate Internet and phone options (no combination), and no reference to the three product package that is actually a better deal. Overall, great concept, but I was disappointed with the recommendation, as it was inferior to what I know to be available.


  3. You’re so proud of working with Acceller/ Digital Landing. They are nothing but a fraud and promising people fake gift cards for amazon. I’ve read several complaints about them on the Internet and I myself have fallen victim to their scams. Every time I call them, they keep trying to postpone the gift card so you eventually forget about it. Two of the main reps Iv’e been dealing with are Lydia Arroyo and Karina Falcone. Their manager is some monique chick that can be reached at this number 7868376812. My advice: Stay away from

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