The high-speed Internet service EarthLink Inc. is selling on Time Warner
Cable systems will be featured in Gateway Inc. computer stores in 56 markets
across the country.
Gateway customers who live in Time Warner-served areas can sign up for
EarthLink's $41.95-per-month high-speed service in a package that includes
equipment, ongoing customer support and one month's free service.
EarthLink subscribers receive eight electronic-mail accounts, 10 megabits of
personal Web space and dial-up roaming.
Major markets include San Diego; Orlando and Tampa, Fla.; Charlotte, N.C.;
Austin, Houston and San Antonio, Texas; and Milwaukee.
Gateway said Wednesday that it has signed more than 50,000 broadband
subscriptions since it started selling high-speed Internet access last year.
The retailer bundles new PCs, cable modems and broadband subscriptions, with
offers typically including free modems and discounts on high-speed access.
Besides EarthLink, its broadband marketing partners include Adelphia
Communications Corp., America Online Inc., AT&T Broadband, Charter
Communications Inc., Comcast Corp. and Cox Communications Inc.
Gateway promotes broadband availability nationally through broadcast and
print advertising, as well as direct marketing.