Electronic Data Systems Corp. has become a sponsoring member of CommerceNet, a consortium of companies, including many banks, that has been working to promote trade on the Internet.

As a sponsoring member, the Plano, Tex.-based computer services company will help fund the group and sit on the steering committee. EDS will contribute $35,000 a year to CommerceNet, according to Carol Winters, a spokeswoman for EDS.

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