@Home ordered to shutdown at Midnight

Sean Donelan sean at donelan.com
Sun Dec 2 08:37:16 UTC 2001

On Sat, 1 Dec 2001, Matthew S. Hallacy wrote:
> I've had no problems, apparently some people are on AT&T @Home, while
> others are on AT&T Broadband, I am an AT&T Broadband customer, some of
> my friends (Atlanta, Seattle) are AT&T @Home customers who no longer
> have access, AT&T claims that everyone who lost access lastnight will
> be online with AT&T Broadband within ~10 days.

Dumb question.  If AT&T knows it will take them 10 days to fix their
network, why didn't they start 11 days ago?  If AT&T had done that, it
would have been finished already.  I guess I will never understand
the logic used by telephone companies.

On the other hand, I don't understand what this gets Excite at Home's
creditors.  Once AT&T transfers its subscribers to a new network, why
does it need @Home's network assets.  Over the next 10 days, @Home's
value to AT&T drops to zero.

Heck, Priori handled their shutdown better.

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