IBM to Bundle Juno Free Net Access on Some PCs

Free basic Internet service from Juno Online Services will be bundled in software packages on IBM home computers, the companies announced Wednesday.

IBM will put the Juno service on NetVista and Aptiva desktop computers and the "i Series" ThinkPad laptop models in a multi-year deal.

Juno's free-service subscribers trade banner advertisements on their desktop for dial-up Internet access.

Juno has 3.4 million active subscribers, ranking them behind America Online Inc.'s 22 million and EarthLink Network Inc.'s 4.2 million dial-up subscribers in the U.S., according to Juno's statement.

Juno, in New York City, New York, can be reached at +1-212-597-9000 or at http://www.juno.com/. IBM, in Armonk, New York, can be reached at +1-914-499-1900 or http://www.ibm.com/.

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