USGS returns to the Internet

Patrick Greenwell patrick at
Mon Dec 10 00:54:40 UTC 2001

On Sun, 9 Dec 2001, Sean Donelan wrote:

> On Sun, 9 Dec 2001, Alan Hannan wrote:
> >   It is inaccurate to say that a judge closed down @home.
> >
> >   Rather, a judge allowed @home to terminate service with
> >   certain service providers.
> You are absolutely, positively 100% correct.
> It is also inaccurate to say the judge shutdown the Department
> of Interior Internet.  The Department of Interior (contractors)
> did it themselves just like @Home's executives and @Home
> engineers terminated access to its network.

A judge *ordered* the DOI offline. A different judge *allowed* Excite at home
to terminate service against the wishes of the cable companies that
Excite had contracts with. They are indeed two different things.

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