Financial terms were not disclosed.
US WEST (USW)
will assume a position on Netpliance’s board of directors. It is believed US WEST, which is set to be acquired by long-distance phone company Qwest Communications International Inc. (QWST), will help roll out Netpliance’s i-opener, a consumer Internet appliance solution that gives consumers instant access to the Internet, e-mail and a
“Partnering with Netpliance fits perfectly with U S WEST’s goal of making
Internet access fast, easy and broadly available over a variety of 21st
Century Internet access devices,” said Joe Zell, president of U S WEST
!NTERPRISE Networking, the data networking and new product development arm
of US WEST.
US WEST provides telecommunication services including wireline, wireless
PCS, data networking, directory and information services-to more than 25
million customers nationally and in 14 Western and Midwestern states.