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RedHotAnt has lashed out at users who it claims are abusing its flat-fee 24/7 Net access service.

RedHotAnt is so popular it's having an impact o the performance of the service. "...the main problem is that there are a number of users who are 'abusing rather than using' the system. We will track these people down and stop them from doing this," the ISP ranted in a statement. "If you are one of the users, and you know who you are abusing the system, then watch out, we will catch up with you and terminate your account," it said.

So, just to make sure we're all clear on this...RedHotAnt users pay a one-off joining fee of 30.00 and then an annual renewable fee of between 20 to 60 for unmetered Net access... and then RedHotAnt gets ants in its pants because use the service too much. Yet they've paid for it. But they're not allowed to use it...well, not all the time, it seems. Yet they've paid for it.

No one from RedHotAnt was available for comment by press time. The JAK Group - the e-outfit behind RedHotAnt - announced its plans to offer unmetered Net access in March 2000.

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