Netpliance will transfer its I-opener subscribers to Internet service provider EarthLink, the companies said Wednesday.
A struggling Internet appliance company, Netpliance will now focus all its resources on a broadband infrastructure strategy. In November, Austin, Texas-based Netpliance announced that it would stop building the I-opener itself. As part of the EarthLink transfer, I-opener subscribers will be assigned an EarthLink account and e-mail address. The companies expect the transition to be completed by mid-March.