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Internet Available via GI Digital Set-Tops

Cable ISP WorldGate Communications Inc. and communications firm General Instrument Corp.(GI) have partnered to put WorldGate's Internet TV Over Cable service on GI's digital set-top terminals.

The service, currently deployed on GI's analog terminals, provides Internet access through television sets at up to 128 kilobits per second. GI's partnership with WorldGate will increase that speed to 27 Mbps.

The WorldGate platform in the GI box allows third-party applications, such as video-on-demand, enhanced broadcasting and other related services over WorldGate's service.

"WorldGate is proud to be the first company to bring the high-speed Internet access now available only to PC owners to the television set," said Hal Krisbergh, chairman and CEO of WorldGate Communications.

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