Date: 26th September 2000

NBC Unit To Offer Free Internet Access

NBCi, NBC's publicly traded Internet company, has begun offering a free Internet service marketed through Montgomery Ward, the companies said Monday.

The department-store chain said that it will distribute free CD-ROMs in its stores that will allow customers (Windows only) to sign up for the service. It is also available via download on the retailer's Web site . The home page on the Web browser will feature advertising for items that are sold in Ward's stores.

Meanwhile, NBC said on Monday that it plans to set up a Web site by the end of the week to allow would-be American cosmonauts to sign up for the network's upcoming reality series in which the winner will be sent to the Russian Mir space station.

Source: Studio Briefing