Chattanooga, Tenn.-based CBL & Associates Properties Inc. has agreed to lease space for BigFatWow!'s Internet centers in 29 CBL malls. Irving, Texas-based BigFatWow! provides free high-speed Internet access in public areas through Wow Centers, a group of up to 12 Internet stations linked with a T-1 line. The centers are configured to accommodate up to six 42-inch, flat-panel screens with HDTV capability and six 27-inch monitors.

BigFatWow! will install Wow Centers in 11 CBL malls by December and complete the balance by the end of January 2001.