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Tiscali UK could lose a key distribution channel following yesterday's acquisition of Tiny Computers by Time Computers.

The Italian-based ISP bought Tiny Online – the ISP of Tiny – for £8 million in August last year. As part of the deal Tiny agreed that Tiscali would become the PC maker's exclusive ISP.

However, following the sale of Tiny the arrangement with Tiscali is now being looked at by bosses at Time.
Time already pre-installs Supanet – its preferred ISP - onto its PCs and would, no doubt, be eager to see this relationship extended to Tiny machines.

A spokesman for Time said it was too early to say what would happen except that "all service agreements will be reviewed".

However, an insider told The Register that Time is keen to see Supanet become the exclusive ISP pre-installed on all Tiny machines.

Bosses at Tiscali are understood to be looking at its distribution agreement with Tiny. ®

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