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>Date: Mon, 20 Sep 93 19:09:45 EDT
>Subject: AOL Internet
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>America Online announces plans to make Internet accessible to millions
>VIENNA, Va., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- America Online, Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS:
>AMER), today unveiled plans to introduce a series of new features intended to
>make the Internet -- the information superhighway connecting more than 10
>million users in over 50 countries -- more accessible and easy to use for
>million of Americans.  The company i working to leverage its award-winning
>software interface to provide simple and affordable connections to the
>Internet to a much broader audience than is currently served by Internet
>connections in corporations and schools.
>
>"There's growing interest in connecting to the Internet, but there's still no
>easy way to do it," said Steve Case, president and CEO of America Online.
>"Our goal is to be the first online service to break down that technical wall
>by making the Internet easy to connect to and easy to use, so millions of
>citizens will be able to take part in this dynamic interactive community."
>
>The company already provides an e-mail gateway between America Online and
>Internet; since being launched last year, the gateway has become one of
>America Online's most popular features.  Next month, America Online will
>launch Internet Center, an information center designed to educate consumers
>about the Internet and provide expanded access into the Internet's rich
>content.  The center will include connections to WAIS and Gopher databases,
>as well as Newsgroups. Additional features and functionality will be added in
>stages over the coming year.
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>"We're eager to bring these new Internet capabilities to our customers as
>quickly as we can, but we will do it in stages to make sure we do it right,"
>said Case.  America Online plans to test its new offerings with novices, to
>make sure the Internet connection is, in fact, very easy to use.  The company
>is also creating an advisory council composed of experts who are sensitive to
>the social dynamics of Internet.  Case added:  "As we bring these two rapidly
>growing electronic communities together, we want to do it with sensitivity to
>give consumers the best of both worlds."
>
>The new Internet Center will feature graphical icons, to provide simple
>navigation through the intimidating complexity of the Internet. All of the
>services of America Online -- including the new Internet Center -- are
>available to consumers for a low monthly fee of just $9.95 a month, providing
>up to five hours of access.
>
>America Online, Inc., is the nation's fastest-growing provider of online
>services to consumers.  The company offers its more than 350,000 subscribers
>a wide variety of services, including electronic mail, conferencing,
>software, computing support, electronic magazines and newspapers and online
>classes. The company has established strategic alliances with dozens of
>companies, including Time-Warner, CNN, Knight- Ridder, Tribune Company, IBM
>and Apple. The company completed an initial stock offering in March 1992.
>Personal computer owners can obtain the American Online start-up kit at major
>software retailers and bookstores, or by calling 800-827-6364.
>
>-0-                          9/20/93 /CONTACT:  Jean Villanueva, vice
>president, corporate communications, America Online, 703-883-1675/
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>Transmitted:  93-09-20 17:24:00 EDT
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