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United Online offers new Net perks

Jim Hu Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Jim Hu
covers home broadband services and the Net's portal giants.
Jim Hu
Discount Internet access provider United Online on Tuesday unveiled new enhancements to its NetZero HiSpeed and Juno SpeedBand dial-up Net services. The company, which was created by the merger of NetZero and Juno Online, said the services will offer pop-up ad-blocking software and a speed indicator that shows how quickly Web pages load.

NetZero and Juno also will offer a free service that includes 25MB of e-mail storage for a year, after which it will cost $9.95 a year. United Online is offering 100MB of e-mail storage for $24.95 a year. NetZero Hi Speed and Juno SpeedBand cost $14.95 a month for dial-up access and a Web page accelerator service.