Microsoft Signs Major Promotion And Distribution Agreement to Distribute Microsoft Internet Explorer as Part of AT&T

REDMOND, Wash. and BRIDGEWATER, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 25, 1996– AT & T and Microsoft today announced that they have agreed to jointly promote and distribute Microsoft(R) Internet Explorer 3.0 with AT & T WorldNet Service starting in early fall.

AT & T WorldNet Service will be included as part of Microsoft Windows(R) 95 software pre-loaded in computers that begin shipping later this year. AT & T WorldNet Service will also be included in future retail versions of Windows 95. In addition, AT & T will offer Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 3.0 on the installation CDs and floppies to customers of AT & T WorldNet Service beginning this fall.

“We are pleased to offer the browser many of our customers have been asking for, Microsoft Internet Explorer, which offers a rich feature set while still providing an easy-to-use and personalized Internet experience,”
said Tom Evslin, vice president of AT & T WorldNet Service.
“This adds a browser that has excellent integration with other Microsoft products for the desktop while supporting Internet standards such as Java(TM) and the latest HTML extensions.” “Windows customers can now gain easy access to the AT & T WorldNet Service premier network and quality customer care,”
said Brad Chase, General Manager, Internet Platform and Tools Division.
“New users and experienced users are already choosing AT & T WorldNet as their Internet solution, and this agreement makes it even easier for them to do so.”

Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software for personal computers. The company offers a wide range of products and services for business and personal use, each designed with the mission of making it easier and more enjoyable for people to take advantage of the full power of personal computing every day. For more information, visit the Microsoft InternetExplorer web site at

AT & T WorldNet Service offers directories and topical areas to help people find useful information, guided tours for newcomers, navigational aids for users of all skill levels, and electronic mail. Under AT & T’s free trial offer, AT & T residential long distance customers who sign up for AT & T WorldNet Service in 1996 have free access to the Internet for five hours each month for the next year, as long as they use the service one hour each month. Customers pay $2.50 for each hour beyond the five. Under a separate plan, AT & T customers may opt for a flat monthly rate of $19.95 for unlimited access. Customers separately pay telephone or 800 access charges for dialing into the service. For more information, preview the AT & T WorldNet web site at

NOTE: Microsoft, Windows, and ActiveX are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries. Java is a registered trademark of Sun Microsystems. AT & T WorldNet is a service mark of AT & T.

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Received by NewsEDGE/LAN: 7/25/96 8:23 AM



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