Where do you want to go today? In its latest gamble, Microsoft spent $212.5 million for an investment in cable Net access provider Road Runner, and the software giant also is in talks with Telstra about a cable joint venture. But the nascent cable modem business faces competition from DSL and other high-speed Net access technologies.
Telstra, Microsoft in cable talks
The Australian company says it is in talks with the software giant about a joint venture using the telco's cable network.
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