The City of Palo Alto Utilities (cpau) has agreed to allow WebTV Networks Inc. to use its

Nov. 1, 1997

The City of Palo Alto Utilities (cpau) has agreed to allow WebTV Networks Inc. to use its fiber-optic backbone to interconnect five buildings in downtown Palo Alto, CA, and establish a direct fiber link to the Digital Equipment Corp.`s Palo Alto Internet Exchange. The agreement is expected to allow WebTV to cost-effectively establish high-speed connections between the computer networks in each of its five buildings and link the telephone systems within three of the buildings, according to cpau. WebTV is the first end-user to license fiber directly from cpau to provide for its own telecommunications needs.

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