Compaq Flies Like an Eagle

Compaq Computer Corporation has signed an agreement with the U.S. Postal Service to offer Presario Internet PCs and a variety of Internet services options to 800,000 postal employees in more than 42,000 locations across the United States, including Puerto Rico, Hawaii and Guam. In addition, Compaq will create a custom portal through which postal employees can securely access the USPS intranet.

Later this quarter, USPS employees will be able to purchase Compaq Presario Internet PCs configured anyway they like via a customized Web site or toll-free phone number. Compaq is offering USPS employees a specially customized PC and monitor bundle, a wide range of configurable Presario Internet desktop and notebook PCs, associated options and a variety of Internet services.

As part of this agreement, Compaq is making arrangements for USPS employees to receive special offers on Internet access from ISPs at reduced rates. Compaq will create a customized news and information portal that also provides USPS with a persistent and timely channel for employee communications.