HANNAFORD TO LINK UNITS WITH SATELLITE NETWORK

SCARBOROUGH, Maine -- Hannaford Bros. here is rolling out a $2.3 million satellite network to link its 100 stores in the Northeast.The network will simplify communications among stores by putting them all under one network and save the retailer an estimated $500,000 a year in data transmission costs.Hannaford is leasing satellite time from Scientific-Atlanta, the Atlanta-based communications network

SCARBOROUGH, Maine -- Hannaford Bros. here is rolling out a $2.3 million satellite network to link its 100 stores in the Northeast.

The network will simplify communications among stores by putting them all under one network and save the retailer an estimated $500,000 a year in data transmission costs.

Hannaford is leasing satellite time from Scientific-Atlanta, the Atlanta-based communications network provider. Last month the chain purchased and installed on-site VSATs, or ver

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