US WEST Takes Equity Stake in Netpliance
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Financial terms were not disclosed.
US WEST (USW) will assume a position on Netpliance's board of directors. It is believed US WEST, which is set to be acquired by long-distance phone company Qwest Communications International Inc. (QWST), will help roll out Netpliance's i-opener, a consumer Internet appliance solution that gives consumers instant access to the Internet, e-mail and a personalized portal.
"Partnering with Netpliance fits perfectly with U S WEST's goal of making Internet access fast, easy and broadly available over a variety of 21st Century Internet access devices," said Joe Zell, president of U S WEST !NTERPRISE Networking, the data networking and new product development arm of US WEST.