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posted on November 30, 2001 09:10:46 PM new
krs are you going to have to get a new ISP with the recent financial problems Excite@Home has been having?

Are you getting a new email address?

What's going on?

posted on November 30, 2001 10:18:01 PM new
No telling. A judge allowed @home to shut down their service today and AT&T may have been waiting in the wings for that. Te whole thing is the result of squabbling between AT&T and the other holders of @home.

Right now they're down here, and AT&T is running TV spots promoting new members, apparently now hoping that @home stays dead.

The people who will hurt the most are cox and roadrunner users, I guess. Those providers are not ready with a backup system.

New address might be the same except with @ATTILATHEHUN.com insteaof @home.com. Too soon to tell.

posted on December 1, 2001 06:27:07 PM new
The recording at Comcast in NJ says that "contrary to what has been reported, Excite has not threatened to discontinue service and that negotiations on maintaining service is still going on." They update the message a couple of times a day but suggest you have a copy of your personal website. They also say that if the plug was pulled they "assume" mail will still be accepted for later delivery, BUT ......
posted on December 1, 2001 08:30:52 PM new
That's company spin. Excite HAS cut of service to all AT&T subscribers as of midnight this morning because of unsatisfactory (to excite) negotiations while leaving other cable company users uneffected for the time being pending further negotiations with each individually.

posted on December 1, 2001 10:31:26 PM new
Charter @home customers also lost connection at 1 a.m. The new Charter Pipeline back up plan has failed miserably at least in DFW area and I've been scrambling to get on a dial up all day. Charter says there's no chance of getting mail delivered and they hope to have their "access" problems cleared up sometime this week - or month depending on who you talk to.

So, I wouldn't believe anything they tell you. Charter thought would have everything in place before @home pulled the plug...

Not paranoid anywhere else but here!
posted on December 1, 2001 10:47:59 PM new
My sister here in Seattle lost her connection as well. She says ATT has promised they will be online in one week. EEEK! That's a long time to be computerless. They are going to give them two days free service for each day they are without service. I think that's not enough for all the trouble they're causing.

posted on December 2, 2001 05:28:29 AM new
Bunz, that's what the taped call told me as well. There's no need to be 'computerless' though. Juno.com (might be caling itself netzero.com for new users) has two services. One is free and tells users upfront that it's free because it requires the viewing of lots of ads, or it can be paid for through a deal for free users that costs only $9.99 a month for unlimited use and has very few ads. I've used it as a backup for over a year, have it on my laptop, and it works pretty good. I'm using it now.

posted on December 2, 2001 07:25:11 PM new
My sisters service came back up today! One day wasn't too bad. I guess they hurried because of all the negative publicity.

posted on December 3, 2001 04:03:31 PM new
Here in South Florida, the new home page is Yahoo!
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