Monday, August 25, 2003
If you travel to Japan and want wireless Internet access for your laptop or mobile device, theres a Westport waiting for you.
In this case, itҒs Westport Communications Inc. The Tokyo-based company sells wireless Internet data cards, bundled with network and ISP service, with English sales and support.
Why Westport? And is there a Westport, Connecticut connection? Perhaps a WestportNow reader can provide the answer.
Update (8/25/03): Katie McMahon of Westport Communications Inc. supplies the answer:
“It’s named after Westport Co. Mayo, Ireland. That is from where my Irish granny emmigrated at age 18. She went alone to America to make a better life for herself, and due to her courage, my life was full of amazing opportunities. She lived to be 98.
“Anyway, I wanted to name the company in her honor and, well, the ‘west’ and ‘port’ also rang nicely with the market we target & computer/tech. Westport Connecticut, however, is most people’s guess.”
Posted 08/25/03 at 02:03 AM Permalink