Stories by Doug Gray and Mary Lisbeth D'Amico

Qwest Combines Long-Distance, Free 'Net Access

Qwest Communications International Inc. today announced that it will offer free Internet access to U.S. customers who sign up for a specific long-distance calling plan.
The plan features unlimited dial-up Internet service and 250 minutes of domestic long-distance calling, for the flat rate of US$24.95 per month. Additional interstate calls will be billed at 10 cents per minute, according to a written statement today.