David Bowie is set to set himself up as a virtual Internet Service Provider through Bowienet.
The service will be launched in August, initially in the US only, and will be managed by Californian Web host services provider Concentric Networks.
For around $19 per month Bowie fans can have dial up access to Bowienet. They will be able to register to take ground control of a major .com - a Davidbowie.com email address - and have access to rare recorded material. They can also purchase Bowie memorabilia, hang out in cyber chat rooms and swap stories about their pop icon. The man himself may also drop in occasionally for live interviews.
The site will also include general information such as news and weather. Neither Concentric or Bowie?s representatives would comment on possible deals it may be negotiating for data sources. A representative for Concentric, however, told VNU Newswire that there are plans to introduce the service in Europe if it is successful in the US.
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