Tests Start On TV Over Copper

Broadcast digital TV to run over phone connections

July 13, 2000

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NORWALK, CT -- mPhase Technologies, Inc. (OTC BB: XDSL), the leading designer of broadcast digital television and high-speed data solutions for the telecommunications industry, today announced agreements with major television networks to test the delivery of TV signals over copper wire through its Traverser Digital Video and Data Delivery System (DVDDS), which enables the simultaneous high-bandwidth transmission of voice, data and digital TV over copper wires. Through mPhase Television, a joint venture company created to distribute global broadband television, the networks will test the integrity of their content transmitted over copper. The next step will be to deliver the content to consumers of Hart Telephone in Hartwell, Georgia, the first beta site for mPhase's Traverser DVDDS, which has been receiving local content over telephone wires.

The networks who have signed the testing agreement include A&E, BBC, Black Entertainment Television, Comedy Central, Courtroom Television, C-SPAN, Discovery Communications, Encore Media Groups (including Encore and STARZ! channels), ESPN, The Golf Channel, Great American Country, International Channel Networks, Scripps Networks, TVN Entertainment Corp. and The Weather Channel. The local NBC and FOX affiliated stations have also signed testing agreements, and discussions are being held to add on HBO, MTV Networks, USA Networks and more. In all, 54 channels are being tested.


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