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Aug 12, 2002  •  Post A Comment

AT&T introduces faster UltraLink
AT&T Broadband introduced in late July a faster version of its high-speed service, UltraLink, to its customers in Dallas, Denver, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Seattle and St. Paul, Minn. The service boasts download rates twice as fast as a regular cable modem, with speeds capped at 3 Mbps. It costs $82.99, about double the cost of a traditional high-speed service. The company expects to roll out the service later this summer in Atlanta, Florida, Pittsburgh, Portland and Southern California. Later this year, AT&T plans to trial a lower-speed tier of its Internet service for customers who want to upgrade from dial-up.
CNN getting Pinnacle news systems
Pinnacle Systems and The CNN News Group have partnered to develop and install advanced news-editing solutions over the next year at CNN Center in Atlanta and at CNN’s New York news bureau. Pinnacle’s Vortex News system will be installed at both locations over the next year.
TV Guide prints cable mag for TWC
TV Guide began production of a stand-alone version of its weekly digital cable magazine that targets Time Warner Cable of New York City’s 1.2 million cable customers. The introduction of the magazine is part of the five-year extension of TV Guide’s print guide agreement with Time Warner Cable in New York.