Cybersurf Wednesday received $5 million in cash from Call-Net Enterprises
Inc. and has begun preparations for the Toronto
launch of its free Internet access and e-mail service 3web Network.
Call-Net will add another $7 million in network services when 3web launches
in Toronto this fall.
Cybersurf is expanding the 3web hardware infrastructure and will begin
replication of 3web’s free installation CD-ROM. The software will also
become available online after the launch.
3web is a portal with e-mail and e-commerce features available free to
users and operates independently of a browser.
Cybersurf’s client ads target demographically-specific users and is always
visible to subscribers.
Cybersurf has pre-sold 3web advertising to clients, including IBM, Indigo
Music, Books & Cafe and most recently the Dairy Bureau of Canada.