The first company to partner 3 in the endeavour is Yell.com, whose ads will appear on the dashboard. Users will be presented with the company’s branding and a search window each time they get online with their dongle.
So how will consumers respond if this becomes widespread? That depends.
As a telephone directory Yell is a pretty useful service to have in your browser and we can’t really see why anyone would object. However, were broadband suppliers to take ads from more obtrusive, divisive brands – McDonalds, for instance, or Nestle - people might feel disgruntled.
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