Four-Month Old Free ISP Hits 100,000 Subscribers

Free Internet service provider Freei.Net Wednesday announced its subscriber base has grown to more than 100,000.

According to spokesperson Valerie Warren, internal reporting ranks Freei.Net
as one of the largest Internet service providers in the US Northwest in
just four months.

Launched on early in December 1998, the free access ISP is supported by the
sale of regional advertising. Advertisers, through demographic and
geographic information gathered when a subscriber signs up for Freei.Net
access can specifically target the ads that Freei.Net members receive.

“We’ve believed out the gate that our business model was original and
exactly what national and regional businesses wanted,” said Bob McCausland,
president and CEO of Freei.Net.

“The fact that so many people have signed up for accounts, leading to so
many advertisers buying banner inventory to reach our subscribers, is
gratifying and confirms we’re doing what people want. It truly is a win-win
situation,” McCausland said.

Freei.Net initially signed-up about 20,000 subscribers during their first
month of operation in the Seattle area and quickly expanded their services
into Everett and Tacoma, Washington.

Colony added that based on the successful free access for advertising
business model “expansion plans are in process. Freei.Net has plans to be
nationwide by mid-summer.”

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