Freei

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Freei.net
Type corporation
Industry online Internet Service Provider
Genre Internet Service Provider
Founded December 1998
Founder(s) Robert McCausland
Defunct Summer 2000
Headquarters Federal Way, Washington United States
Area served United States
Key people
Services Free Internet Access

Freei (aka Freei.net, FreeInternet.com, Freei Networks Inc.) was a free Internet Service Provider from 1998-2000. In 2000, FreeInternet.com was acquired by United Online, Inc. (owner of NetZero, Juno, Classmates.com and others). In 2008, United Online re-launched FreeInternet.com as a Web site dedicated to free and discounted retail offers.

Services[edit]

Freei provided a free alternative ISP, allowing users to anonymously log on to the internet using the Freei software and dialer. In lieu of a subscription fee, the software displayed ads on the user's computer. [1]

IPO filing[edit]

Freei filed for an IPO on March 31, 2000.

Bankruptcy[edit]

On October 9, 2000, Freei filed for bankruptcy after laying off 30% of its workforce. One week later, on October 16, 2000, the rest of the workforce was laid off and the corporate headquarters in Federal Way, Washington was permanently closed. In early November of 2000, Freei's remaining assets were sold at auction.

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