From: Beta Team <comc...@home.net>
Subject: Baltimore County Beta Testers needed for Cable Modems
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organization: Comcast @Home On-Line Baltimore
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Comcast @Home On-Line Baltimore is seeking Beta testers for our cable
modem service. If you are selected, you'll have the opportunity to be one
of the first testers of this high-speed connection -- without tying up
your existing phone lines.
What You'll Get From Comcast:
*Free and unlimited access to the Comcast @Home service during the trial;
*Expect download speeds in excess of 1Megabit per second or more;
*Acces to all information available on the World Wide Web (up to 75 times
faster than an ISDN line) and our multimedia web guides;
Computer Configurations Required:
*PC: Minimum 486DX running Windows 3.1.1 or 95, 16Mb Ram, 2Mb application
RAM, 50Mb hard drive space, VGA or SVGA video card, 3.5"HD Floppy drive.
*Mac: Minimum 040 or Power PC-equipped, running 7.5.3, 16Mb RAM, 2Mb
application RAM, 50Mb hard drive space, Standard color monitor, 3.5"HD
What We'll Need From You:
*We will require you to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement and maintain
strict confidentiality with respect to all aspects of your experience
during the test period.
*You must allow our authorized representative to install software (custom
Netscape browser, helper apps and TCP/IP stack) on your computer and
connect it to a specialized modem which we will supply.
*We will need an existing email, answering machine or voice mail number to
which we can send instructions and information.
*Occasionally, we will give you a list of tasks to perform on the service,
and will require you to report all bugs and problems via email or phone.
*Testers must keep a diary or log of experiences using the service.
*We'd like weekly feedback from you regarding the service.
*Strong intent from you to become a paying subscriber once the free trial
period is over.
*If selected, you will be contacted by one of our customer support
representatives to schedule an installation day and time. We will make
every effort to accommodate your schedule; please allow up to 3 hours for
*Our installation team will check the existing cable connections to your
*Comcast will install cabling, at no cost to you, to the room where you
will use the PC for this free trial.
*If you are not a Comcast cable television subscriber, you will _not_ have
to subscribe to our cable television service in order to participate.
*Before we begin the installation, our technician will run diagnostics to
ensure your equipment is functioning properly. For your protection, the
same tests will be run again after installation.
*Upon successful completion of these preliminaries, and at no cost to you,
Comcast will install all Ethernet card and the Comcast @Home software in
*We will connect the Cable Modem that will atach to the Ethernet card's
external connector. The Cable Modem is a box measuring approximately 8"
wide by 14" long and requires a standard 110 volt electrical connection.
Both the card and the Cable Modem will remain property of Comcast.
*The software installation should not cause any problems to your system.
The software will remain the property of Comcast.
If you are interested, please call us immediately at 1-888-793-1800.
We look forward to hearing from you!
(Please do not email to this address or reply to this message; only by
calling the toll-free number will you be considered. If you saw this
message in all three newsgroups, you're probably just who we're looking
for, so call us today!)