Universality, Bidirectionality, Interactivity - (IBU) - UBI consisted of National Bank of Canada, HydroQuebec, Loto-Quebec, Le Groupe Videotron, The Hearst Corp. and Canada Post Corp. In 1996 UBI announced a  plan to distribute to 30,000 Quebec-area households, terminals that would allow access to interactive services from 170 companies. These services included home banking and financial services, home shopping, e-mail, information services and government services. Also offered were interactive cable services from Le Groupe Videotron, including video games and pay-per-view selections. The terminals were designed by Videoway Communications and GTE mainStreet.

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