MSN To Offer Separate Subscription

MSN To Offer Separate Subscription Browser: Microsoft is unveiling a new version of its MSN service that packages Internet access with an enhanced Web browser.

In a departure from previous practice, Microsoft said it would offer MSN 8 as a separate subscription for users who don’t already use MSN Internet access services. Microsoft declined to say how much the subscription would cost, but charging consumers for a browser would be another step significant break with the Internet’s “free” culture.

Would be interesting to find out about if and how they compensate the content provider in this separate subscription service.