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Excite@Home, Circuit City Team for High-Speed Cable Service

Excite@Home Wednesday inked a deal with electronics retailer Circuit City to bring Excite@Home's high-speed cable Internet service to consumers.

Circuit City will soon begin to sell the @Home Cable Internet Pre-Installation Kit in an initial group of its retail stores, and will bring the product to additional stores in the next year.

The retailer will also sell cable modems shortly.

"Broadband cable services are an extremely compelling technology for consumers who are looking for high-speed, always-on Internet access," said John Froman, senior vice president at Circuit City. "The addition of the Excite@Home product expands our offering of the latest technologies from leading suppliers."

Dean Gilbert, Excite@Home's vice president and general manager, said that he expects the relationship with Circuit City to provide customer service and sales personnel which can support increased consumer purchases.