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MindSpring Acquires IGC Internet Subscribers

MindSpring Enterprises, Inc. Thursday purchased the consumer dial-up subscriber base of the Institute for Global Communications.

Financial terms of the agreement to buy the San Francisco-based clientele were not disclosed. The transition of the IGC Internet subscribers to MindSpring dial-up systems should be completed in 60-days.

IGC is a nonprofit organization that provides online access and training for activists and organizations. Marci Lockwood, IGC executive director, said selling-off their dial-up services would enhance their ability to place renewed emphasis on web content and technology training for activists and nonprofit professionals.

"Today, with companies such as MindSpring providing full service and high-speed Internet access, it makes sense for IGC Internet to focus on what we do best, progressive online content and technology training for activists."

Mike McQuary, MindSpring president and chief operating officer, said the company was happy to provide a new dial-up home for 5,000 to 10,000 of IGC's subscribers in Northern California.

"We are very pleased that IGC has selected MindSpring as the new home for its member's dial-up service," McQuary said. "This will allow IGC to renew their focus on their core mission."