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DirecTV to Offer High-Speed Internet

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August 03, 2001|Bloomberg News

Hughes Electronic Corp.'s DirecTV unit plans to offer high-speed satellite Internet service to its television customers by the next quarter. DirecTV, the largest U.S. satellite-television provider, plans to sell the service, called Direcway, to compete more aggressively with rival fast telephone and cable Internet connections. DirecTV customers will need to buy a new satellite dish, which will provide both television and Internet service. The Internet service will cost $59.99 to $69.99 a month. The company didn't disclose the price of the dish. DirecTV has more than 10 million customers. Hughes shares rose 26 cents to close at $19.61 on the New York Stock Exchange.

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