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Short Take: MindSpring to buy Sprynet

Internet service provider MindSpring has agreed to purchase America Online-owned ISP Sprynet for between $35 million and $45 million in cash. As a result of the deal, Atlanta-based MindSpring has the potential to boost its subscriber base by 180,000 members.

Jim Hu Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Jim Hu
covers home broadband services and the Net's portal giants.
Jim Hu
Internet service provider has agreed to purchase America Online-owned ISP Sprynet for between $35 million and $45 million in cash. As a result of the deal, Atlanta-based MindSpring has the potential to boost its subscriber base by 180,000 members.