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A Year Ago Today: Easynet, UK Online in merger talks

This story was first published Oct 10, 1996
Written by Martin Veitch, Contributor

European Internet access provider Easynet today announced it is in merger discussions with UK Online.

In a prepared statement to the London Stock Exchange, the company said it is: "in discussions with... UK Online. The talks concern the possibility of co-operation or merger or acquisition in light of current consolidation in the Internet industry."

Easynet last month said it had grown its dial-up subscription base to 7,500 and had revenues of nearly £627,000 for the first six months of 1996. The company floated in March 1996 and acquired Brighton-based Pavilion Internet in July.

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