Freenet is a free on-line system. The success of the first freenet, created at the University of Cleveland, led to freenets appearing all over the United States and Canada. Because you can telnet from one to another, if you can access one you can access them all. Groups throughout the world are in the process of setting up community freenets. A freenet presents the user with a menu, not a screen prompt, when you log in. Therefore, you are limited to what you can do while on-line based on what the menu offers. Also, user time is often limited to an hour in order to give as many users as possible an opportunity to connect. If you do not already have an Internet account, a freenet is a great way to get an Internet e-mail address and explore the new and exciting things the Net has to offer. Check with your local university or library to see if your town has one. For more information on freenets, please contact your local Internet service provider.
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