SBC Communications Inc. that includes high-speed Internet access for active on-line investors.

Within a few months some customers in the Power E-Trade program will be offered DSL -- digital subscriber line -- Internet connections, which SBC says are 50 times faster than 28.8-baud modem connections.

"SBC's DSL service offers speed and convenience that we know our customers will value, and it gives us a platform to add cutting-edge content -- such as streaming audio and video -- to our site," said Jerry Gramaglia, chief marketing officer at E-Trade.

Power E-Trade aims to attract investors who make at least 30 trades per quarter, and its commissions are as low as $4.95 per trade.

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