Cablevision Systems Corp.'s Optimum Online high-speed Internet service
continues to pack in the new content, this time signing a deal with Scholastic
Library Publishing to bring Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia to its subscribers
for a 90-day free trial -- just in time for students headed back to school.
The online encyclopedia provides access to more than 40,000 articles, 7,000
images plus animation, video, maps and sound files via an advertising-free Web
site. Once the 90-day trial is up, customers can opt to sign up and pay for the
service at discounted rates.
"From the fastest speeds to the most reliable connections, our mission is to
deliver a superior Internet experience that is simply not available from other
providers," said Gemma Toner, Cablevision's senior vice president of
high-speed-data products, in a release.
"Providing access to high-quality resources for parents and students is just
one more way Optimum Online continues to differentiate itself and provide value
above and beyond our competitors," she added.