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Americans Support American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund Each Month With AidAmerica.net; New Non-Profit Internet Service Provider Proves It's No Longer Business as Usual.

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LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 2, 2001

AidAmerica.net, a non-profit Internet Service Provider committed to offering the highest-caliber nationwide Internet dial-up service while providing ongoing financial assistance to the American Red Cross, today announced unlimited Internet access for Americans nationwide at a rate of $21.95 (U.S.) per month with 50 percent of the monthly bill going directly to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

AidAmerica.net (http://www.AidAmerica.net) was created in response to recent tragedies and is a result of combined partnership between leading global technology companies and the charitable non-profit sector.

"It's no longer business as usual in America," said Jonathan Strum, president, AidAmerica.net. "The people of this nation have shown incredible strength and generosity in response to the recent tragedies. We're pleased to offer this non-profit partnership between technology leaders and the Red Cross as a way for individuals to continue to contribute on an ongoing basis."

Fast, Reliable Internet Access

For a total monthly fee of $21.95 (U.S.), of which 50 percent is donated directly to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, users receive the following:
-- Online Access -- Unlimited 56kb dial-up Internet access with a high-speed
data network built on a fiber optic backbone;

-- Free E-mail -- Up to five free e-mail accounts provide individual family
members with personal accounts;

-- 24-Hour Free Technical Support -- Continuously available technical support
staff provide assistance via phone or the Online Support Center;

-- Instant Messaging -- Instant messaging available between AidAmerica.net
users and users of AOL IM, Yahoo Messenger, ICQ, MSN Messenger and many others;
and

-- American Red Cross Donation -- Monthly statement includes charitable
contribution.


Within minutes, users can sign-up for AidAmerica.net by simply downloading the free sign-up software available online at http://www.AidAmerica.net or by calling 888/887-6232.

About AidAmerica.net

Founded in 2001 and with headquarters in Los Angeles, AidAmerica.net takes a unique business approach as a non-profit Internet Service Provider (ISP) committed to offering the highest-caliber nationwide Internet dial-up service while providing ongoing financial assistance to the American Red Cross.

Created through an alliance between leading global technology companies and the non-profit sector, AidAmerica.net enables online users to easily contribute to the American Red Cross each month while receiving high-quality ISP services. More information is available at http://www.AidAmerica.net.
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