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Excite@Home gets cozy with TV, dial-up possibilities

Looking to enhance its influence in the broadband world, Excite@Home may expand a partnership with Microsoft to push interactive TV. Yet the Net-over-cable firm also may hedge its high-speed bets with a possible dial-up offering.

 

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Looking to spread its influence in the broadband world, Excite@Home may expand a partnership with Microsoft to push interactive TV. Yet the Net-over-cable firm could hedge its high-speed bets with a possible dial-up offering.

 


Companies may team for enhanced TV
update In what is shaping up to be a furious battle to bring interactive television to consumers, Excite@Home and Microsoft say they are in talks for an alliance to develop enhanced TV services.

Excite@Home poised to offer free dial-up service
The Net-over-cable firm is expected to offer its own branded free dial-up Internet service in hopes of luring a larger customer base.

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