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Facing challenges @Home and abroad

Excite@Home makes moves abroad while its future at home remains uncertain, as some say it would better off without the influence of its largest shareholder, AT&T.

 

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Excite@Home makes moves abroad while its future at home remains uncertain, as some say it would better off without the influence of its largest shareholder, AT&T.

"There could be some benefits to being a completely autonomous company."

- Dave Levy, analyst at Hambrecht & Quist.

 


AT&T casts shadow over Excite@Home strategy
Some question whether the nation's largest high-speed Internet provider, Excite@Home, wouldn't be better off without the guidance of its largest shareholder, AT&T.

Excite@Home expands its overseas presence
The nation's largest high-speed Internet firm expands its Dutch cable modem venture to include neighboring Belgium in the firm's latest overseas move.

Previous coverage
AT&T preventing Net deals, lawsuit says
Excite@Home's controlling shareholder, AT&T, is interfering with the firm's operations to gain competitive advantages in the online services industry, according to a shareholder lawsuit.

Why AT&T doesn't care about content
The telecommunications giant is not excited about Net content, and may be considering a way to shed its stake in the Net over-cable provider Excite@Home.