Chello Signs Agreement With French Cable Company

Europe’s top broadband ISP chello broadband has
signed an agreement with a French cable partner to extend
its reach into 1.7 million homes.

As a result of the agreement, cable partner InterComm will
offer chello’s “always-on” broadband service to subscribers
in the Paris area and the south of France. The service is
expected to start before the end of the year.

“From November onwards, InterComm subscribers will be able
to enjoy the maximum Internet experience of chello,”
said Gerard Le Febvre, CEO of InterComm.

“The chello service offers exceptional value for InterComm’s
subscribers: not only is it available at speeds which are
significantly faster than ISDN and dial-up, but its content
is also highly relevant to our customers and will be delivered
in French.”

InterComm’s subscribers will pay a flat fee of around 300
French francs a month (£32, or $51), for a service that
includes news, search, sport, entertainment, shopping, finance
channels, web-mail and community services. The price includes
the modem.

Chello now reaches Netherlands, Norway, France, Belgium and
Austria, and claims to be the fastest growing broadband
supplier in Europe. It is an operating company of United
Pan-Europe Communications (UPC), is headquartered in
Amsterdam, and has offices in many European cities
including London.

Chello’s agreement with InterComm is its first with a
non-UPC cable partner in France.

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