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Sprint: High-Speed Internet Access

January 26, 1998

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Sprint Corp. will introduce high-speed Internet access under an agreement with 3Com Corp. that will allow Sprint online users faster transfers of information.

Kansas City-based Sprint, the nation’s third largest long distance telephone carrier, said Monday it will make the 56 kilobits-per-second Internet access available in major cities and through a national access number within 60 days. Sprint did not specify the cities.

The company will use 3Com’s ``x2″ technology, which allows Sprint Internet Passport users to send and download Internet files at speeds much higher than 28.8 or 33.6 kilobits per second.

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