Snap is preparing to roll out a new video, gaming and animation Web site backed by NBC this spring, but will require consumers to have high speed Internet connections.
The site, dubbed Cyclone, will be carried by a number of high speed Internet providers, including GTE, Bell Atlantic and SBC Communications.
Snap claims that Cyclone will be the first Internet portal to enable surfers go beyond text into a cyberspace that is rich in video, audio and animation.
There are currently few users who have access to the broadband networks necessary to appreciate Cyclone, but such access is in the pipeline.
America Online (AOL) has said it will offer fast Internet connections through Bell Atlantic for an extra $20, while SBC has also committed to providing high speed Internet connections to its customers.
NBC holds a controlling interest in Snap, which is hopping along behind Excite, Yahoo, Netscape and AOL as possible point of entries onto the Web for consumers.
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