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Excite@Home expands here and abroad

The high-speed Net service makes a series of strategic moves, including an investment in Tickets.com and its Australian venture.


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Excite@Home makes a series of strategic moves to help expand its high-speed offerings here and abroad. In addition to its investment in Tickets.com, the broadband portal plans to expand its Australian venture.

"I think there is an enormous pent-up demand for fast Internet access."

- Ian Webster, analyst with Australia's www.consult.co.


Excite@Home invests in Tickets.com
update The high-speed firm announces it is investing $15 million in Tickets.com, with a plan to invest another $40 million within a month.

Excite@Home enters Aussie joint venture

The fast Internet service will invest up to $47 million in a joint venture with Australia's Cable Wireless Optus.

Excite@Home takes cable fight to court
update The high-speed portal and the FCC ask judges to reconsider an earlier decision that could help open cable networks to competitors

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Excite@Home foresees hike in operating costs
The provider of high-speed Internet access through cable-TV lines says it expects operating costs to increase "substantially" in the third quarter to reflect its purchase of Internet directory Excite.