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Comcast Online Launches Broadband Portal

Comcast Online Communications Monday debuted a new portal specifically aimed at giving broadband users high-speed access to broadband content, commerce applications, tools and community resources.

The service will be available via OnBroadband.com. The site provides the broadband resources for high speed connections, including cable modems, ISDN, DSL and wireless and satellite Internet services.

Portal features will include multimedia entertainment including video enhanced shopping, real-time news, live music, multi-player games, virtual reality tours and live sports. In addition, OnBroadband will offer information about broadband service providers and hardware manufacturers and links to consumer software for broadband connections, including video conferencing and IP telephony.

Business users will be provided with business-to-business e-commerce resources and other resources.

"This exclusive broadband site will create an exciting new destination where all high-speed Internet users can more thoroughly enjoy the incredible variety of broadband content that currently exists on the world wide Web, but may be overlooked," said Richard Rasmus, vice president and general manager of Comcast @Home. "We believe OnBroadband will become a new hot spot for all broadband users from Comcast @Home customers to users of other high-speed Internet services.

"Our goal is to continuously identify the best and most exciting broadband content and applications that are fragmented across the Internet and present them in a user-friendly format," said Gaurav Suri, Comcast Online's general manager of content and director of business development.

"There are over a million residential high speed Internet users in the US, and there will be over 2 million by the end of next year. OnBroadband is the first comprehensive start page designed specifically for them," Suri said.