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NETCOM to Launch Improved Web Hosting Services

NETCOM On-Line Communication Services reported today new products and lower pricing for its Virtual Web Hosting services targeting individual professionals and small- to medium-sized businesses.

Added to the existing Web hosting service offerings are more disk storage space, CGI access, e-mail forwarding and autoresponse capability, FTP access, and statistical reports tracking business activity on the hosted Web site.

The services are available in three packages. The Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) and Identity Pack is for those individuals or small businesses just starting out on the Web. The service, available for a monthly fee of $45, includes dial-up-access through Netcomplete and five separate e-mail accounts.

The Business and Business Premium offers between 2 and 2.5 gigabytes of data transfer, 50 to 100 MB of disk storage, and between 10 and 50 e-mail accounts. Monthly fees range from $125 to $175, depending on storage needs.

The Commerce and Commerce Premium service features between 4 and 5 gigabytes of transfer, 200 to 350 MB of disk space and 75-100 e-mail accounts. This plan, priced at $350 per month, is for those companies looking to conduct e-commerce over the Web, and includes ICentral's ShopSite Manager software program for building and maintaining Web stores or catalogs.

All above service plans will be available beginning March 1, 1998.

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