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Content doesn't wear a crown for AT&T

As AT&T considers possible business options for its stake in Excite @Home, analysts say the telecom giant may want to focus only on its high-speed pipes, not what fills them.

 

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AT&T says it is considering possible business options for its stake in Net-over-cable firm Excite@Home. Analysts say the telecom giant may want to focus only on its high-speed pipes, not what fills them.

"I think AT&T knows that it doesn't understand content."

- Jeannette Noyes, analyst at International Data Corporation

 


Why AT&T doesn't care about content
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Puppet masters: Who controls the Net AT&T weighs deals for Excite@Home
update AT&T confirms it is considering possible business deals involving its interest in cable Internet company Excite@Home following days of rumors.

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Excite@Home may consider splitting in two
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AT&T's Hindery refutes Excite@Home rumors
Amid rumors that long distance and cable giant AT&T was planning a major Internet deal involving Excite @Home and AOL, a top executive denies much of the speculation.