RESTON, VA.—, an Internet-based energy company at that offers savings for homeowners and small businesses, has unveiled PowerInternet, the first free Internet service provider (ISP) available from an online energy company. The no-cost access to e-mail and the World Wide Web at is available under a partnership between and, which develops marketing solutions and brand equity for companies and organizations in the form of private-label, premium Internet service.

“As the energy company of the future, is committed to delivering the mix of Web-based energy and non-energy services that consumers truly want,” said Rick Rumbarger, president. “For us, our new role as a free ISP is a next-generation approach to customer care that makes perfect sense.”

“Internet access should be free, just like the medium of television and radio is free,” said Donnie Gross, chairman and CEO. “We are very proud of the partnership with to help their customers obtain premium Internet access and e-mail at no cost and experience all that the Internet has to offer.” is currently serving customers in Georgia, Virginia, Maryland the District of Columbia. In addition, shortly will announce expansion plans taking it into a number of states in the Midwest, Northeast and New England. Along with free e-mail and Web browsing through PowerInternet, also offers such non-energy benefits as domestic long-distance telephone rates for a flat 5.9 cents per minute, low-cost satellite TV service, and discounts on personal computers, home appliance warranties, and many other products and services.

PowerInternet is being offered under a partnership between and The application installs in minutes, allows the end user to use standard Web browsers, and, unlike many free ISPs, does not introduce intrusive files into end users’ computers. Internet access privately labeled through is available through more than 2,500 dial-up numbers (points of presence, or POPs) throughout the United States. Additionally, offers 24-7 customer support online and offline.