December 10, 1996
A return to the battlefield over control of the Internet.
JIM LEHRER: Today Netscape Communications and five regional phone companies announced an agreement to offer Internet access to phone customers. It's the latest development of the struggle between Netscape and software giant Microsoft to reach the millions of Americans who are now who are want to be reaching into cyberspace from their home computers.
JIM LEHRER: Now, the Internet access service announced today by the Baby Bell phone companies and Netscape will allow customers to use the Microsoft browser that they choose, but new users will be encouraged to use Netscape's Navigator browser. For its part, Microsoft has recently announced partnerships with the long distance companies AT&T and MCI.
Check out a Tom Bearden report on the two companies and their struggle for Web browser dominance.