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FutureNet Jumps Into ISP Pool

Web marketer FutureNet Online Inc. has taken steps to become an Internet service provider by this week signing an agreement with Source Online Inc. to provide FutureNet's Internet backbone.

"Because of our work in the Internet industry in the past two and a half years, we recognized the need to become an Internet service provider ourselves," said Alan J. Setlin, chairman of FutureNet Online.

"The signing of this agreement will provide a new source of income for the company and bring to the company, in addition to our original WebTV users, a whole new level of Internet service customers," said Setlin.

No financial specifics were disclosed.

Source is an ISP provider to other companies and just recently signed an agreement with US Guardian Inc. As part of its agreement with Source, FutureNet will offer the Guardian filter to all FutureNet subscribers.

"This will expand the marketing strategy of the company into areas FutureNet was unable to move into before. This will certainly lead to many more people taking advantage of FutureNet's Buy It All E-Commerce Mall," Setlin said.