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Subject: UKNM: Not long now
From: Rick Sareen
Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 13:30:48 +0100

Looks like momentum is building :

"Free" Internet access services, however, are fuelled by regulatory
kickbacks from high priced, per minute phone charges. Despite all the hype,
the free access business model is not the solution; it is a symptom of the
problem of high phone rates, which if left uncorrected, will continue to
slow adoption of the Internet and e-commerce in Europe.

For this reason, AOL is working to "turn off the clock" for online
consumers. We're speaking to governments and regulators across the EU, and
we're working on a commercial solution as well. We aim to provide European
consumers with the same access to cheap, flat-rate local calls as enjoyed
in the US and wont quit until the Internet becomes the most important and
useful medium across Europe -- for everyone -- not just an online elite.

David Phillips President & Managing Director AOL/CompuServe U.K.

This is from http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/1999/19/ns-8198.html


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