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Actrix buys BBS
Copyright © 1996 to Bruce Simpson

While Voyager, Xtra and Clear battle for the mass-market, Actrix, one of NZ's very first ISPs is busy expanding its service through the acquisition of Welcom BBS.

This move not only brings extra subscribers on-board, but also adds some extra variety to Actrix's offering by way of the 'Spuds Casino', an interactive online system which includes a "chat" facility.

The original founders of Welcom will join Actrix with a view to further enhancing the range of interactive services available from Actrix.

Although the popularity of traditional bulletin-boards has waned significantly in the face of cheap and easy Internet access, Welcom claim that they have over 2,000 casual users.


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