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All ISPs Are Not Created Equal

Check your regional phone company first. It's often the best bet. To comparison 
shop, here's how 12 leading national ISPs stack up. All tests were done during 
business hours.

NAME            MONTHLY                 PHONE           GRADE:  GRADE: WEB-
                                                        CALL    WEB    PAGE
URL             BASE PRICE              HIGHEST SPEED   SUCCESS DOWN- HOSTING
                                                                LOAD
                                                                SPEED

AOL             $19.95 unlimited        800 827-6364    C       D       Y
www.aol.com                             56.6 kbps

AT&T WORLDNET   $19.95                  800 967-5363    B       C       Y
www.att.net                             ISDN

COMPUSERVE      $9.95 for 5 hrs.        800 848-8199    C       B       Y
                $2.95 per add. hr.      ISDN
www.compuserve.com

CONCENTRIC      $19.95 unlimited        800 939-4262    B       C       Y
www.cris.com                            28.8 kbps

EARTHLINK       $19.95 unlimited        800 395-8425    D       C       Y
www.earthlink.com                       ISDN

IBM GLOBAL      19.95 unlimited         800 455-5056    D       A       N
 NETWORK                                ISDN
 www.ibm.net

MCI             $19.95 for 20 hrs.      800 955-6505    D       C       N
www.internetmci.com                     ISDN

MSN NETWORK     $19.95 unlimited        800 386-5550    B       A       N
www.msn.com                             ISDN

NETCOM          $19.95 unlimited        800 638-2661    D       C       Y
www.netcom.com                          ISDN

SPRINT          $19.95 unlimited        800 786-1400    B       A       N
www.sprint.com                          ISDN

UUNET           $30 for 25 hrs.         703 206-5600    B       A       Y
www.uunet.com                           ISDN

DATA: BW; INVERSE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY INC.


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