Comcast Cable Communications, a provider of high-speed Internet access, and Juno Online Services agreed to offer Juno Express, Juno's high-speed Internet access service, over Comcast's cable system in what will be Comcast's first multiple ISP trial. The first trial will take place in the first quarter of 2001 in the Philadelphia area. The deal is significant because cable access providers have been criticized for not opening their lines to competition. Comcast Cable is the third-largest cable company in the U.S., and pending deals, could serve more than 8.2 million customers. Comcast customers will be offered the option of using Juno Express through a Comcast Cable connection.
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