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TotalNet & Apple Canada Sign Agreement


TotalNet Inc., one of Canada's largest Internet and online service providers, and Apple Canada, Inc. have signed a promotional agreement to market and sell each other's product lines.

Under the agreement, TotalNet will offer the Apple Internet Solution to small and medium sized businesses across Canada seeking turnkey solutions to serve content onto the Internet, and will collaborate with Apple on a series of promotional activities. TotalNet is an Apple Canada AuthorizedVar.

Purchasers of Apple Servers will receive a TotalNet coupon giving them one month of free 64/56Kbps or 18/112Kbps dedicated Internet access, if they commit to a one-year contract with TotalNet.

In addition, TotalNet will be one of the Internet Service Providers that will be profiled for users of the Apple Internet Connection Kit 2.0. The Internet Connection Kit will be bundled with each new Apple Macintosh shipped in Canada and TotalNet will offer purchasers free dial-up Internet access et any of its points of presence for one month or 30 hours without any further obligation.

TotalNet which was established last December, is Canada's fastest growing Internet and online service provider, serving 31000 customers in several Canadian provinces from points of presence in Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Quebec City and Granby.

Rory Olson, TotalNet's President and Chief Executive Officer, said the company was very excited about its promotional tie-up with Apple. ``We are a marketing-driven company, and this new promotional agreement will allow us to expand our reach to quickly and efficiently reach purchasers of Apple Servers and Apple Macintosh computers.''

``The Internet is at the centre of Apple's short and long term strategies ker goal is to remain best-of-class in Internet access, content creation tools and delivery,'' said Neil Buchanan, Director, Strategic Solutions and Technology, Apple Canada, Inc. ``Around the world, Apple is partnering with leading players in the Internet market, like TotalNet, to give our customers broader choices and easier access to the content the World Wide Web offers.''


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