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AOL Europe is offering to subsidise Net access for students in Germany as part of a major educational scheme launched today. Under the initiative, all German schools will be offered the chance to receive free AOL accounts in a bid to enhance learning. Students will also be offered the chance to secure their own access. For an additional fee of 10DM (£3.18) -- above and beyond the basic subscription of 9.90DM (£3.15) -- students can also receive an hour a day without incurring any telephone charges. Normal dial-up charges for hour-a-day Net access would normally set customers back around 60DM (£19.08) a month, a spokesman for AOL Germany said today. The new discounted rate was described as a "pocket money tariff". AOL will also offer all 900,000 teachers in Germany free AOL accounts for private and educational use although they will have to pay local phone connection charges. AOL Europe president and CEO, Andreas Schmidt, said: "AOL's new school initiative is the biggest step ever to catapult Germany into the Internet Age. "AOL has always had a strong focus on advancing education and ensuring safe usage of the Internet, having 'wired' more than 3,000 German schools over the last two years. "We are now accelerating this initiative to make the Internet an even more central part of daily life here. At the same time, we'll also continue to work closely with the German Government to achieve its goals in bringing more of Germany online," he said. ® Related stories: Deutsche Telekom parades Net flat fees AOL demands flat fees for Germany

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