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AMERICA ONLINE, INC., ANNOUNCES PARTICIPATION WITH INTEL AND GENERAL INSTRUMENT IN UPCOMING CABLE TRIALS

 ANAHEIM, Calif., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- America Online, Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: AMER), announced plans today to deliver its consumer online services to PCs via cable networks, a move that provides the company the opportunity to enrich its services by capitalizing on the faster speeds of "broadband." The company announced that it will join Intel (NASDAQ-NMS: INTC) and General Instrument (NYSE: GIC) to deliver America Online to desktop PCs via cable networks as part of Viacom International Inc.'s trial in Castro Valley, Calif. and the Comcast cable market trial, both planned for early 1994.
 Intel and General Instrument will provide high-speed modem technologies to enable home PC users to access a new range of multi- media services via the cable infrastructure. This will position America Online to enhance its content to provide more seamless integration of video, graphics, text and sound. For example, cable will provide simplified, faster access to content such as full-motion video clips of movies or news.
 "We are delighted to participate with Intel and General Instrument in these early cable trials," said Steve Case, president and CEO of America Online, Inc. "Through our participation we hope to learn more about what consumers want in terms of interface, content and pricing in this new market. As the market unfolds we intend to listen to our existing members, and new members who participate in these trials, to build a product that adds value to our current offering and meets the more mass-market standards of future interactive services."
 "We're pleased to be working with America Online, a leading provider of interactive online services to consumers," said Avram Miller, vice president, Corporate Business Development, Intel Corp. "We look forward to seeing the enhancements in video, graphics, text and sound that cable can bring to a service like America Online."
 America Online is a leading provider of online services in the United States. The company offers subscribers a wide variety of services, including electronic mail, conferencing, software, computing support, electronic magazines and newspapers, and online classes. The company's proprietary software, emphasizing ease of use and visually appealing graphics, provides the company's more than 450,000 subscribers with access to America Online services from a broad range of personal computers and other emerging types of personal electronic devices.
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 /CONTACT: Pam McGraw of America Online, Inc., 703-883-1675/
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