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Short Take: MindSpring snaps up more subscribers

MindSpring purchased the consumer dial-up business of FreedomNet, following similar purchases of ExecNet and DirecNet earlier this week. Terms were not disclosed, Reuters reported. Network support provider Nerds4Rent, the current parent of FreedomNet, will resell MindSpring's dial-up service and continue to provide commercial hosting and dedicated access services under the FreedomNet name and trademark.

MindSpring purchased the consumer dial-up business of FreedomNet, following similar purchases of ExecNet and DirecNet earlier this week. Terms were not disclosed, Reuters reported. Network support provider Nerds4Rent, the current parent of FreedomNet, will resell MindSpring's dial-up service and continue to provide commercial hosting and dedicated access services under the FreedomNet name and trademark.