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---------- Text of forwarded message ---------- Date: Mon, 14 Dec 1992 12:39:37 -0800 (PST) X-From: Mark Boolootian <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Subject: DELPHI connects to the Internet > Date: 09 Dec 1992 00:13:55 -0500 (EST) > X-From: "WALT HOWE, DELPHI INTERNET SIG MANAGER" <WALTHOWE@DELPHI.COM> > Subject: File 4--DELPHI Announces Full Access to the Internet > > FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: > > DELPHI Online Service Announces Full Access to the Internet > > Cambridge MA, December 9, 1992 -- DELPHI, an international online > service, today announced full access to the Internet including > real-time electronic mail, file transfers with "FTP," and remote > log-ins to other Internet hosts using "Telnet." With this > announcement, DELPHI becomes the only leading consumer online service > to offer such a wide variety of Internet features. > > Russell Williams, DELPHI's general manager, explains the significance > of this announcement. "Prior to now, anyone interested in accessing > the Internet had a very limited number of options. In most cases you > had to be connected directly through your company or school. DELPHI > is now an important low-cost access option available to home computer > users. Anyone can connect to DELPHI with a local call from over 600 > cities and towns throughout the US and in many other countries." > > The Internet is considered the world's largest computer network. It > is comprised of thousands of companies, colleges, schools, government > agencies, and other organizations. There are currently an estimated 4 > million users. "This incredible collection of resources will mean > better and more specialized services for all users" adds Mr. Williams. > "For example, users can take electronic courses conducted by leading > universities, access databases and reports from government agencies, > and get product information and support directly from companies. There > are also mailing lists and discussion groups for almost every special > interest imaginable. Electronic mail can be used to send private > messages to anyone on the Internet and even many commercial networks > like Compuserve and MCI Mail." > > DELPHI's connection to the Internet works both ways: In addition to > offering access out to other networks, DELPHI provides value-added > services to people already on the Internet. Any user of the Internet > can access DELPHI to use services such as Grolier's Academic American > Encyclopedia, the Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Reuters and UPI > newswires, stock quotes, computer support, travel reservations, > special interest groups, real-time conferencing, downloadable > programs, and multi-player games. All these services can be reached > through the Internet simply by joining DELPHI and then telnetting to > the address "delphi.com" via the commercial Internet. > > In order to help new users with questions related to the Internet, > DELPHI has an area online to provide support. The Internet Special > Interest Group (SIG) includes an active message forum where members > and staff can exchange useful information. Comprehensive guide books, > downloadable software, and information files are also available. > > DELPHI has two membership plans: the 10/4 Plan is $10 per month and > includes the first 4 hours of use; additional use is $4 per hour. The > 20/20 Advantage Plan is $20 per month, includes 20 hours of use, and > is only $1.80 per hour for additional time. The Internet service > option is an extra $3 per month and includes a generous transfer > allocation of 10 megabytes (the equivalent of about 3,000 type-written > pages). Access during business hours via Sprintnet or Tymnet carries > a surcharge. > > Through a special trial membership offer, anyone interested in > learning more about DELPHI and the Internet can receive 5 hours of > access for free. To join, dial by modem, 1-800-365-4636 (current > Internet users should telnet to "delphi.com" instead). After > connecting, press return once or twice. At the Username prompt, enter > JOINDELPHI and at the password prompt, type INTERNETSIG. DELPHI Member > Service Representatives can also be reached by voice at > 1-800-695-4005. > > DELPHI is a service of General Videotex Corporation, a leading > developer of interactive and online services based in Cambridge, > Massachusetts. For more information, call either of the above numbers > or send email to Walt Howe, Internet SIG manager at > firstname.lastname@example.org. -- Mark Boolootian email@example.com +1 510 423 1948 Disclaimer: My fingers type for me alone. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gleason Sackman BBS: firstname.lastname@example.org Coordinator Internet: email@example.com SENDIT - NoDak's K-12 Telcom Network Bitnet: firstname.lastname@example.org BOX 5164, NDSU Computer Center Voice: (701)237-8109 Fargo, ND 58105 Fax: (701)237-8541