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A director of UK ISP thefreeinternet.net (TFI) has told The Register that he is doing everything he can to resume a Net access service for his customers.

The ISP suspended its service last month leaving tens of thousands of users without Net access.

TFI blames the downtime on a dispute with its carrier, NTL, and insists it is not responsible for disconnecting its punters.

The dispute is currently in the hands of lawyers and TFI declined to comment on the case.

A spokeswoman for NTL said: "The service was suspended due to non payment of sums due."

But Gerry Kavanagh, a director at the ISP, insists that he is doing everything he can to resolve the matter.

"My first priority is to get this sorted," he said.

That could mean trying to find an alternative carrier to provide a service for TFI's customers.

But if that fails then TFI could also look to find a buyer for the ISP or its customer base.

Kavanagh also denied some reports that the suspension of the service was a result of TFI being forced into liquidation.

The Free Internet Ltd is in liquidation, he admitted, -but the ISP's customer=base is owned by another company, 1st Free Ltd.

The liquidation of The Free Internet Ltd has no bearing on why the ISP is not providing Net access, he said. ®

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