NEWSPAPER COMPANIES INVEST IN BROADBAND

By: Staff Reports

iBlast Networks Attracts Broadcast Divisions


In light of the impending growth of broadband, newspaper companies and their broadcast divisions
have invested in iBlast Networks of Los Angeles.



Twelve major companies have invested in creating a national network to deliver a wide array of
high-speed, over-the-air broadband digital content and services. The founding partners and
investors in iBlast include Tribune Co., Gannett Co. Inc., Cox Broadcasting, Post-Newsweek
Stations, The E. W. Scripps Co., Meredith Corp., Media General, Lee Enterprises, The New York
Times Co., McGraw Hill, Smith Broadcasting, and Northwest.


iBlast currently is testing its wireless digital network and expects to begin service in early
2001.


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