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Press Release, April 19, 2002

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 19, 2002

 

Local Internet Pioneer Does It Again

 

Indianapolis ó Indiana Internet entrepreneur Leo F. Doyle, founder of IndyNet, has launched a new company, Midwest Internet, Inc., to provide low-cost, high-quality Internet services for Indiana. When asked why someone would start a new Internet company now when many Internet companies have closed or are in trouble, Doyle said, "Many of these companies paid big dollars to acquire users during the Internet boom. They may also have high-cost legacy contracts for services and equipment in place. They have to charge $20 or more a month to try to recoup these costs. By starting now, I can take advantage of the latest technologies without being burdened by those same liabilities and can pass on these savings to my customers."

About starting this venture, Doyle said, "I missed being in the thick of the Internet business. Itís really my first love (after my wife and family, of course). Iíve reassembled most of the team from the old IndyNet days. We truly enjoy working together and are having a great time building the best ISP possible." Doyle and his team have over 50 years combined experience in the Internet and computer fields.

Doyle, a former Purdue professor, founded the first commercial ISP (Internet Service Provider) in Indiana--IndyNet. At the time he sold IndyNet to OneMain.com (as part of a successful "dot com" IPO [Initial Public Offering,]) IndyNet was one of the stateís largest ISPs with over 20,000 subscribers. Doyle served as Vice President of OneMain.com before focusing his attention on several local business interests. IndyNet and OneMain.com are now owned by Earthlink.

Midwest Internet offers a number of innovations for dial-up subscribers. Signing up for an account is totally automated; there is no wait to have your account activated. No long-term contracts or deposits are required. Payment options include credit cards, electronic funds transfer, PayPal, and prepaid Internet cards (similar to prepaid phone cards) that are available at several retail locations around the state. Complete account management, including billing, is online and automated. Personal web pages, web email, web hosting, and dedicated dial-up are also offered. "Traditional" customer service and technical support are also available by telephone.

Midwest Internet, Inc. (www.mw.net) offers unlimited dial-up Internet service for $10 a month. Some cities currently being served include Indianapolis, Shelbyville, Martinsville, Lebanon, Anderson, and Muncie, with expansion into other areas planned for the near future. Midwest Internet offers aggressive pricing for business Internet services including commercial web site hosting starting at $10 a month, high-speed leased lines, co-location, and managed servers. For more information about Midwest Internet, Inc., please call 317-287-3232 or 1-800-903-7597, send an e-mail message to info@mw.net, or go to www.mw.net.


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