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@Home faces high-speed roadblocks

Users and analysts alike say @Home may not be all it's cracked up to be. Even as it scoops up Excite in one of the largest Net deals to date, service problems continue to plague the company.

Users and analysts alike say the data-over-cable service @Home may not be all it's cracked up to be. Even as it scoops up Excite in one of the largest Net deals to date, service problems continue to plague the company. Meanwhile, its closest broadband competitor, Road Runner, may be cutting some deals of its own.

@Home suffering cracks in the foundation?
news analysis Although stock in @Home Network soared after its blockbuster purchase of Excite, nagging complaints linger that, for some, the high-speed Internet service is not all it's cracked up to be.

@Home users barred from chat network
Subscribers to the high-speed cable Net service are bounced from one of the Internet's most popular chat networks because of a security problem.

NBC to offer news to Road Runner?
General Electric's NBC, owner of the No. 2 network, is in negotiations with Road Runner to provide news content to the high-speed online service controlled by Time Warner and MediaOne Group.

AT&T to sell Net assets to @Home?
audio | update AT&T is considering selling its WorldNet Internet service to the @Home Network, the cable Net access company that agreed to buy Excite, according to reports.