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Excite@Home in trouble

2001-08-21 13:52:09+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

I'm a little concerned about this 'cause my cable modem gets billed through some bastardized arrangement that includes Excite. It appears that Excite@Home is going down, but unlike all the dying DSL providers, they're losing money on Excite.com and Blue Mountain greeting cards and the media side of things. Why must you morons conflate my high speed 'net access with lame portaldom? Why?

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:32:33+00 by: Larry Burton

I don't think it will ever get to the point that cable modem subscribers will find themselves without service. It's way too easy for someone to pick up the ISP portion of Excite@Home and run with it. It also appears that the ISP portion is currently the only profitable part of Excite.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:32:33+00 by: Dan Lyke

I hope I won't have any problems, but the issues with DSL providers says to me that keeping a 56k modem around might not be a bad idea.

(This is also a test posting to see if I've screwed up postings in an attempt to make Mac IE stuff work.)

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:32:33+00 by: ebradway

I'm in the process of switching my land-line over to ISDN as a backup for the @home cable modem which goes down about once a week and sometimes has 600ms pings into COL. But I work at home and depend on internet access.