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Alternative online access
  Road Runner @Home WebTV* DirecPC**
Subscribers 10,000+ 12,000+ 115,000+ n/a
Speed 8-25 mbps down
1-3 mbps up
1.5 mbps down
786 kbps up
28.8 or 33.6 kbps 400 kbps
Price Installation:
$250 avg.
Net access is $19.95/month.
Pricing plans depend on logon time and speed.
Device Cable modem Cable modem Set-top box 21" dish
Content Providers Time Warner, NFL, Sports Illustrated, The Weather Channel MSNBC, CNN, WSJ, NYT, USA Today PBS, TV Guide, E!Online, Yahoo, MovieLink, N2K None
Relationships CNN, Time, Warner Bros. Comcast, TCI, Cox, Intermedia, Marcus Cable, Rogers Cable Systems, Shaw Communications Microsoft acquired WebTV for $425 million Hughes Electronic Systems
Road Runner: San Diego, CA; Tampa Bay, FL; Portland, ME; Albany, Binghamton, Corning, & Elmira, NY; Akron & Canton, OH

@Home: Phoenix, AZ; Fremont, Orange County & San Diego, CA; Hartford, CT; Sarasota, FL; Arlington Heights, IL ; Baltimore, MD; Detroit, MI; Omaha, NE; north & central NJ; Philadelphia, PA; Seattle, WA

WebTV and DirecPC: Available nationwide

*ISP optional
**ISP required
DirecPC $499--$100 rebate. $100 installation fee. Price for 400 kbps: $39.95/month unlimited access from 6 p.m.-6 a.m. & weekends. 80 cents/MB from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. $129.95/month unlimited access from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. & weekends. 60 cents/MB from 6 p.m.-6 a.m. Price for 200 kbps: $19.95/month unlimited access from 6 p.m.-6 a.m. & weekends. 80 cents/MB from 6 a.m.-6 p.m.

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