REDWOOD CITY, CA., May 31, 2000 - Excite@Home (Nasdaq ATHM), the leader in broadband, and Cisco Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO), the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, today announced the 'Broadband Internet Home' mall tour. The mall tour will give consumers the opportunity to sample the power of high-speed Internet access and demonstrate how broadband can help them communicate more, play more, learn more and live more. Continuing to build on the success of this tour in both 1998 and 1999, this traveling exposition is expected to visit 40 cities over a 25week period during summer and early fall of 2000.
"The mall environment has proven to be a great venue to showcase the power and speed of broadband Internet service," said Byron Smith, executive vice president, consumer broadband services and chief marketing officer for Excite@Home. "We believe that seeing is believing so we are thrilled to be able to bring this demonstration to these highly visited shopping outlets. The 'Broadband Internet Home' will allow families to see how their lives can be enhanced through broadband Internet access. They will see for themselves how quick and easy broadband allows them to shop, plan vacations, check movie times, research homework assignments as well as an endless list of other activities."
"Broadband is critical to delivering value-added Internet services and devices to the home and Cisco is teaming up with technology leaders like Excite@Home to help ensure broadband is easily and readily available to consumers nationwide," said Mike Moone, group vice president and general manager, Cisco's Consumer Line of Business. "We are delighted to work with Excite@Home to personally visit local communities and demonstrate how the Internet home will positively impact the way people live."
The 'Broadband Internet Home' tour kicks off in Indianapolis, IN on June 2 and continues through November 12, 2000. Excite@Home intends to work with local multiple system operators (MSOs) who serve the local markets they visit throughout the tour.
Excite@Home (Nasdaq: ATHM) is the leading broadband online service provider, offering residential and commercial broadband services, with a global footprint of 87 million homes under long-term cable and DSL contract. Excite@Home offers consumers broadband services over cable-modem, DSL and other 'last-mile' connections and businesses high-speed commercial services. Excite@Home has approximately 13.5 million cable franchise homes under contract outside of North America and localized versions of the Excite service in 10 leading international markets.