Free Net access ... if you view ads

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Hyper Net USA, a San Jose, Calif., company, said it has launched a free Internet access service in the San Francisco Bay area. Users pay a one-time fee of $29.95 to sing up and then access the Web through Hyper Net software that displays advertising on the right side of the screen. Advertisers will pay on a cost per impression basis and can place hotlinks to their Web site. The service is a U.S. version of a system that launched in Japan in June. That service has 116,000 subscribers and 300 advertisers.

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