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ISPs in peril

Excite@Home stops accepting new subscribers, as wireless provider MobileStar lays off most of its staff.

Excite@Home stops accepting new subscribers, as wireless provider MobileStar lays off most of its staff. Excite@Home turning away new customers
update The financially troubled broadband provider is not accepting new subscribers, citing the bankrupt company's need to conserve cash.
October 10, 2001 
MobileStar lays off staff, seeks sale
The company, a wireless Internet service provider for dozens of hotels and hundreds of Starbucks outlets, has laid off nearly all of its employees, sources say.
October 10, 2001 
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Who wants to buy Excite?
The pending liquidation of Excite@Home puts its well-trafficked Excite.com Web portal up for grabs, but even at a fire sale price the site could have trouble attracting a buyer.
October 8, 2001