RealTime IT News Signs with Adsmart, a provider of free, ad-supported Internet access solutions, and online ad network Adsmart said that that Adsmart has become's preferred advertising network.

Adsmart is a majority-owned operating company of CMGI Inc., which is in the process of acquiring

Under the agreement, Adsmart will also serve sell advertisements for future ad-supported free Internet access services offerings powered by

Adsmart's ads are viewable in the advertising window on the navigation bar, a compact, movable guide to the Web that remains visible on users computer screens for the duration of their free online sessions. and AltaVista launched AltaVista FreeAccess in August of this year, and similar free access offerings powered by are expected to launch soon.

Adsmart is comprised of more than 375 Web sites totaling 2.5 billion monthly impressions.