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Company to Offer Free Access With No Ads

Free high-speed Internet provider Broadband Digital Group Tuesday announced a plan to offer free analog Internet access without banner advertising.

BDG is one of the first free access providers to break away from a the banner ad supported business model to offer free dial-up service with not strings attached.

The free narrowband service will be made available on a nationwide basis by April, the same time BDG launches its free Digital Subscriber Line access, which will remain supported by banner ad revenues.

Ryan Steelberg, BDG president, said the overwhelming response to its free DSL offer motivated the firm to offer standard dial-up access.

"Providing every consumer with free broadband access, content and services continues to be Broadband Digital Group's primary mission, and the overwhelming response to FreeDSL provided us with the opportunity to introduce more customers to our company with a high quality dial-up service," Steelberg said.

Steelberg added that the addition of BGD's free dial-up service opens its marketing venue to a broader range of Internet access consumers.

"By offering a complete suite of Internet applications and services including, BDG increases its reach with consumers. The new dial-up service complements FreeDSL by providing free Internet access to more users and provides FreeDSL users with enhanced connectivity while they are away from home or office," Steelberg said.

The dial-up service provides is accessible from local dial-in numbers in the 48 contiguous United States. Both narrow and broadband offers include free Web-based e-mail for ubiquitous online correspondence.