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TCI AND HEARST TO START ONLINE SERVICE FOR THE HOME

     TCI and William Randolph Hearst III will join together to
launch an on-line computer service via TV cable.  The company to
be unveiled tomorrow will be called at Home, and will have
"ambitious plans" to offer on-line services to its 11 million
cable customers starting early '96.  TCI will be majority owner
of the venture, partnering with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers,
a Silicon Valley venture capital firm where Hearst is a partner.
TCI "expects for its cable hook-up to connect to a variety of on-
line services, such as America Online, Prodigy and CompuServe and
the Internet network."  The cost would range between $20-30 a
month for the service (Mark Robicahaux, WALL STREET JOURNAL,
5/4).  By connecting coaxial cable to TVs as well as PCs, at Home
hopes to provide access to the Internet at "speeds 100 times as
fast as those used now" (Peter Lewis, N.Y. TIMES, 5/4).
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