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Altavista UK still hot for Free ISP

Rumour mill spits out duds

AltaVista still intends to launch its "free ISP" despite mounting speculation that the Webco is getting cold feet. A spokeswoman for the company said today that when AltaVista announced its intention to launch an unmetered service, it gave itself three months to do so. The three months expires on 6 June, so, by rights, AltaVista is still within its timeframe. Last month the company said it would begin beta testing its product ahead of a launch. Since then, the trail's gone quiet. However, by keeping people in the dark about its plans, AltaVista only has itself to blame if the rumour factory is working overtime. ®

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