Finally, Europeans Are Storming The Net

The region looks like the next great cyberspace growth market

It's 8:58 p.m., and from Berlin to Munich to tiny Black Forest hamlets, German Internauts are booting up their PCs. Their chat rooms have been practically deserted until now. But after the two minutes it takes to make modem connections, they will be as lively as Bavarian beer halls. "There's a tremendous surge of online activity at nine o'clock in Germany," says Jack Davies, president of AOL International. Why so? It's at 9 p.m. that German phone rates drop by half.

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