In January 2000, Enron officially unveiled EBS to the public as Enron's newest "core" business group and announced that EBS would report a loss of $60 million for the year 2000. According to court documents, by the fourth quarter of 2000, EBS had failed to generate any significant revenue. Howard admitted that he and others at EBS and Enron knew that absent a large revenue-generating transaction, EBS would miss the announced target by a wide margin. According to court documents, while EBS had little revenue, it had entered into an agreement with Blockbuster to provide video on demand services. This agreement had anticipated future revenue in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

Former Enron Broadband Chief Financial Officer Pleads Guilty to Falsifying Books and Records