The online service, which is lagging behind America Online, has chosen to focus on promoting its new service to existing customers via CD-ROMs and disc distribution, Bloomberg news service reported yesterday.
CompuServe plans to resume its campaign later this fall. Executives had earlier said they planned to spend $175 million to $200 million on the campaign.
CompuServe has also thrown in more links to the Internet and plans to bundle the bulk of its information with Internet software.
The effort is part of CompuServe's planned move to become an Internet-based server, rather than a proprietary network service, by early next year.