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Juno Online Down as Rival Calls It Quits

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Internet service provider

Juno Online

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was down 4.8% in early afternoon after rival

AltaVista

, which is mostly owned by Internet incubator

CMGI

(CMGI)

, announced it will end its free Web access service.

The Wall Street Journal

said the move is the latest sign that freebies on the Internet have a dubious future. Juno is among the remaining free ISPs, along with

NetZero

(NZRO)

. NetZero was down 2.9%.