Talkway Announces Deal with AT&T WorldNet

Service provider Talkway Communications (www.talkway.com) announced that it will provide AT&T WorldNet's ( www.att.com) customers access to its PersonalTalk streaming audio/video e-mail solution. WorldNet, AT&T's Internet service provider, will let customers use 60 minutes of streaming free of charge.

Talkway is a provider of Java-based streaming technologies, which allows end users to watch or listen to media without a separate player, like Windows Media or RealPlayer.

Talkway's PersonalTalk service allows users to record and upload streaming audio/video messages. Files are recorded, encoded, then uploaded to Talkway's servers. The e-mail includes a link to the file, and it is streamed on demand to the recipient's PC.

Shannon Carter, executive vice president of Business Development, Sales and Marketing of Talkway Communications, said, "AT&T WorldNet Service has received numerous awards for its dedication to customer satisfaction, and PersonalTalk(TM) is an ideal way for them to take their service to the next level. Talkway is both proud and pleased that our innovative audio/video email solution has been selected by AT&T."

Ed Chatlos, vice president and general manager of AT&T WorldNet Service, said, "Audio/video e-mail provides a compelling differentiator for AT&T WorldNet Service," continuing, "Other video e-mail solutions require massive storage, a dedicated media player, software and long download times. Talkway Communication's unique approach gives us all the benefits of full fidelity rich media messaging, while ensuring that AT&T maintains superb customer service."AT&T is showcasing the technology with a sample video e-mail recorded by Olympic gold medallist and track and field athlete, Marion Jones.

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