Circuit City to Sell DirecTV DSL


DirecTV Broadband Inc. said Wednesday that it would gain a nationwide sales
channel for its DirecTV DSL service when consumer-electronics retailer Circuit
City Stores Inc. begins offering it next month.

Hughes Electronics Corp. bought the broadband-service provider from Telocity
Inc. this past spring.

By the end of October, Circuit City expects to market the DSL service through
kiosks in 435 of its stores. Consumers must provide a phone number to determine
if their home is in a territory serviced by DirecTV DSL.

Circuit City also sells high-speed cable modems in some markets through
select arrangements with cable operators.