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Updated Dundee-based ISP, Ezesurf, has gone bust after being landed with a bill for £1.7 million (£2.08 million including VAT) from Net outfit, Energis Squared.

The invoice covered charges for providing freecall Net access between February and July 2000.

In a 2,300 word weepy published on the Ezesurf site, MD Matt Bryson blames everyone but himself for the collapse of the company.

He:
* accuses staff of being lazy, good-for-nothing so-and-sos who defrauded the company
* blames Energis Squared (formerly Planet Online) for billing a "major amount"
* whines about AltaVista getting lots of publicity for its unmetered Net access service
* reckons a bit of pyramid selling will get him and his ISP out of this scrape

The letter, headed "'EZESURF' - The UK’s longest running freecall Internet provider - Sorry But We Are Now Closed" is a tear-jerking monolgue and well worth a read.

Last week Reg reported that Ezesurf was in trouble, although this was denied by both Energis and the Scottish ISP.

Update

You could have clicked here for a cracking read but sadly the whole site has been taken down. But you're in luck - we've saved the letter. Just remember to have a tissue handy, alright.

Oh, And if you want to know what ex-Ezesurf employees think of their former company check out this natty little site. BTW, this comments section is particularly enlightening. ®

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