AT&T is ready to join the online elite. Today's $6.7 billion deal between @Home and Excite gives the long distance giant the pieces it needs to create a complete Internet package: high-speed access and rich content. Once AT&T's merger with Tele-Communications Incorporated is closed, the combined company will be poised to take on the Net's king of kings--America Online.
AT&T nabs content for broadband bid
news analysis After years of searching for an entry into the online world's elite company club, AT&T is finally nearing its goal--and is looking more and more like AOL along the way.
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