Mondex UK, the original franchise operation of MasterCard International's Mondex subsidiary, said it is supplying an electronic cash component to what it called a "groundbreaking trial" of broadband communications services being conducted by British Telecom.

In the trial, 800 households have been equipped with Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line, or ADSL, connections for high-speed multimedia transmissions over conventional copper phone wires. At speeds up to 40 times faster than those of dial-up computer modems, voice and data can flow over the same line simultaneously.

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