@Home Network Lights Up National Backbone

Network Successfully Deploys New Technologies from Cisco Systems, Netscape Communications Corp., Oracle Corp., Objective Systems Integrators (OSI), Silicon Graphics, Inc., Sprint, Sun Microsystems, and Tivoli Systems Inc.

Mountain View, California -- September 11, 1996 -- The @Home Network announced today that its network backbone has been turned on for full production and that the phased deployment of high-speed, end-to-end interactive digital delivery has begun. The @Home Network will eventually allow millions of users to connect to the Internet at speeds never before available to consumers by using high-speed hybrid cable infrastructure. The @Home Network is being offered to consumers through its cable partners, the first three of which are Tele-Communications, Inc. (TCI), Comcast Corporation and Cox Communications. TCI announced the first availability of the service in Fremont, California, last week. Comcast and Cox will separately be making deployment announcements in selected markets this fall. The company also revealed the key corporate partners whose technologies have been integrated by @Home Network to make reliable, scalable broadband access to the Internet a reality.

Each corporate partner is working closely with the company to create a new hardware and software infrastructure that supports a high-performance, intelligent network that successfully scales to millions of users. The corporate partners and their contributions to the network include:

"The task of creating a sophisticated network for reliable, high-speed Internet access has been a monumental one," said Thomas Jermoluk, chairman, president and CEO of @Home Network. "Without the active involvement and breakthrough contributions by each of our partners, we would not have been able to realize this achievement in such a short period of time." Internet access is one of the fastest growing areas of consumer technology. Currently an estimated one-third of the approximately 40% of U.S. homes with PCs have access to the Internet either through an Internet Service Provider (ISP) or an online service, with even more users expected to come online using their PCs or a variety of new TV set-top boxes set to hit the market in the next few months. This flood of new users has placed unforeseen strains on the Internet. @Home's global network infrastructure, with locally cached and replicated data and broadband connections to the home, is designed to ensure fast, reliable access for its customers. The company is also working with a wide variety of content partners to develop compelling material that fully exploits the capabilities of the broadband network.

"Simply connecting users to the Internet via cable modems is not going to achieve the objective of true fast access sought by users," added Milo Medin, @Home Network's vice president of Network. "As more and more consumers attempt to use the Internet, whether through cable or traditional means, the system is becoming increasingly clogged and frustrating to use. Because of the structure of the @Home Network and the contributions of our partners, we can assure users high performance even when millions of homes are connected."

Based in Mountain View, California, the @Home Network was formed in 1995. Investors in the company include Tele-Communications, Inc. (TCI), Comcast Corporation, Cox Communications, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The company distributes high-speed interactive services to residences, businesses and schools using the cable industry's hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) distribution architecture. @Home's home page on the World Wide Web is http://www.home.net

Quotes from @Home Network Partners

Cisco Systems
"Cisco is pleased to be among the industry leaders that @Home has selected for building the @Home Network," said Ed Kozel, chief technology officer at Cisco Systems. "Our hardware and software products enable @Home to build and expand an end-to-end network infrastructure that will deliver robust, secure and multimedia-enabled services to subscribers."

- Ed Kozel, Chief Technology Officer, Cisco Systems

Netscape Communications
"@Home's work to leverage both Netscape client and server software will provide consumers with a complete Internet solution ¸ a combination of rapid delivery of information, popular services such as email and electronic commerce and leading-edge, easy-to-use software," said Jim Barksdale, president and chief executive officer of Netscape. "This new service should prove a winner, coming at a time when demand for Internet access continues to soar."

-Jim Barksdale, President and Chief Executive Officer, Netscape Communications Corp.

Oracle Corp.
"Oracle is pleased to provide the industry's highest-performance, most-scalable database solution to help @Home Network deliver high-performance, scalable network service to millions of homes," said Ray Lane, president and chief operating officer of Oracle.

- Ray Lane, President and Chief Operating Officer, Oracle Corp.

OSI
"OSI is pleased to be a part of @Home's efforts to bring high-speed Internet services to consumers. @Home Network has demonstrated a commitment to delivering these services quickly and reliably. And they have brought together a group of vendors with first-class products and technology. OSI's NetExpert is certainly the right choice for integrated operations support and service management."

- Joe Ambrozy, President and Chief Executive Officer, OSI

Silicon Graphics
"@Home selected high-performance WebFORCE servers from Silicon Graphics to match the high-bandwidth provided by the cable network. In order to maintain a strong user base it is critical that the customers experience quick access to the World Wide Web," said Kai-Fu Lee, vice president and general manager, Web Products Division, Silicon Graphics. "The two companies' technologies teamed together allow consumers to realize the full multimedia potential of the Web including broadcast and streaming audio and video and as a result to achieve a richer and more interactive experience."

- Kai-Fu Lee, Vice President and General Manager of the Web Products Division, Silicon Graphics, Inc.

Sprint
"We are pleased that @Home Network has selected Sprint's ATM services to provide its residential customers enhanced Internet access," said Gary Forsee, president and chief operating officer for Sprint's Long Distance Division. "As the industry leader in providing ATM services, Sprint is proud to be part of the @Home Network team."

- Gary Forsee, President and Chief Operating Officer, Sprint

Sun Microsystems
"Sun has always said that 'the network is the computer' and @Home's high-speed network backbone will extend our vision beyond the enterprise to millions of consumers," said Scott McNealy, chairman and CEO, Sun Microsystems. "Our new Ultra Enterprise servers and Solstice software are a key part of this new network and we're looking forward to a long relationship with @Home."

- Scott McNealy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sun Microsystems

Tivoli Systems
"Years ago, when we were first building the Tivoli Management Environment, we dreamed about helping customers such as @Home Network," said Frank Moss, Tivoli's president and chief executive officer. "@Home's server network is a highly sophisticated application of distributed technology. We built TME 10 to help organizations lower the cost and complexity of managing distributed computers. This is an important business benefit to all our customers, but to @Home, it's a crucial benefit. Without distributed management, @Home Network wouldn't be possible. So we're thrilled to be an essential part of a network that will offer Internet users a wide variety of unique services at unprecedented speeds."

- Frank Moss, President & Chief Executive Officer, Tivoli Systems

Corporate Partners

Cisco Systems
Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the leading global supplier of internetworking solutions for corporate intranets and the global Internet. Cisco's products, including routers, LAN and ATM switches, dial-up access servers and network management software, are integrated by the Cisco IOS software to link geographically dispersed LANs, WANs and IBM networks. Company news and product/service information are available at World Wide Web site http://www.cisco.com. Cisco is headquartered in San Jose, Calif.

Netscape Communications
Netscape Communications Corporation is a premier provider of open software for linking people and information over enterprise networks and the Internet. The company offers a full line of clients, servers, development tools and commercial applications to create a complete platform for next-generation, live online applications., Traded on NASDAQ the symbol "NSCP", Netscape Communications Corporation is based in Mountain View, California. http://www.netscape.com

Oracle Corp.
Oracle Corp. is the world's second largest software company, and the largest supplier of software for information management. With annual revenues of more than $4.2 billion, the company offers its database, tools and application products, along with related consulting, education, and support services, in more than 90 countries around the world. http://www.oracle.com

OSI
Objective Systems Integrators develops software that simplifies network integration and management by enabling the object-oriented modeling of complex networks and business processes. The company's flagship product, NetExpert, is a TMN-based framework that provides a distributable base for easily customized applications written using programmerless expert rules. Editors for writing these rules are included in NetExpert. This approach greatly reduces time to market for OSI customers who need to integrate emerging technologies and quickly generate revenue with new services. Headquartered in Folsom, Calif., OSI has offices throughout the United States, and in Europe and Asia Pacific. http://www.osi.com

Silicon Graphics
Silicon Graphics' award winning WebFORCE family is a line of complete solutions for media-rich Web authoring and high-performance Web serving. WebFORCE Indy˙ systems are designed to provide a powerful, integrated solution for authoring and serving. WebFORCE Challenge ˙ servers are designed for dedicated serving. WebFORCE systems come pre-installed with all the tools companies need to establish a successful Web presence. http://www.sgi.com

Sprint
Sprint is a global communications company¸at the forefront in integrating long distance, local and wireless communications services, and the world's largest carrier of Internet traffic. Sprint built and operates the United States' only nationwide all-digital, fiber-optic network and is the leader in advanced data communications services. Sprint has $12.8 billion in annual revenues and serves more than 15 million business and residential customers. http://www.sprint.com

Sun Microsystems
With annual revenues exceeding $7 billion, Sun Microsystems, Inc. provides products and services that enable customers to build and maintain open network computing environments. Widely recognized as a proponent of open standards, the company is involved in the design, manufacture and sale of products, technologies and services for commercial and technical computing. Sun's SPARC˙ workstations, multiprocessing servers, SPARC microprocessors, Solaris operating software and ISO-certified service organization each rank No. 1 in the UNIXĘ industry. Java˙, Sun's platform-independent programming language, provides a comprehensive solution to the challenge of programming for complex networks, including the Internet. Sun Microsystems was founded in 1982, and is headquartered in Mountain View, California. http://www.sun.com

Tivoli Systems
Tivoli Systems, Inc., an IBM company, provides an open, end-to-end management solution from mainframes to the desktop, spanning network and systems management. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Tivoli distributes its products worldwide through a network of domestic and international sales offices, systems integrators, resellers and IBM sales channels. For more information about Tivoli Systems and its products, visit its World Wide Web site at http://www.tivoli.com.

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