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Re: @Home and AT&T



Lucky,

I have been without service since Saturday morning, when @home pulled
the plug on AT&T Broadband customers.

Internet service will be available on the AT&T network.
  a.. Customers in San Francisco and Illinois are scheduled to move this
Monday and Tuesday
  b.. Customers in Denver, Colorado and Salt Lake City, Utah are scheduled
for Wednesday
  c.. Customers in Hartford, Connecticut; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania;
Sacramento, California and the Majority of the Rocky Mountain region are
scheduled to move on Thursday
  d.. Customers in Michigan will be moved on Friday
Still waiting for my call (dial-up works ! )

gb
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mahlon Haunschild" <mahlonhaunschild@home.com>
To: "Robert McGwier" <rwmcgwier@home.com>
Cc: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2001 4:48 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] @Home and AO-40


> I am a Cox @ Home customer, and have noticed no service interruptions
> whatsoever.  Interesting...
>
> regards,
>
> Mahlon - K4OQ
>
> Robert McGwier wrote:
>
> > It would be interesting to confirm whether only AT&T customers
> > were affected in this or if Cox and Comcast customers were also
> > hit.  AT&T is a major culprit in this entire game.  Excite
> > was so EXCITED when AT&T became a major contributor, stockholder,
> > and put people on the board of Excite@Home.  If you believe the
> > words from Excite@Home, since that time, AT&T has supposedly worked
> > very hard to be a corporate raider rather than meets its fiduciary
> > responsibilities to the stockholders.  AT&T offered a paltry
> > $300,000,000 for Excite@Home's broadband capacity.  That is the
> > amount of revenue that Excite generates every 6 months before the
> > courts allowed them to end the contracts.  Under the contracts
> > proposed by Comcast at least, the amount of revenue would go
> > up from $12 per customer to $20 per customer and completely
> > wipe out monthly losses and return them to profitability if
> > they did not lose customers as a result.  I changed long distance
> > carriers today,  and gave them my reasons.  Maybe you could
> > do the same.  It is my opinion they have behaved shamefully and
> > have almost cost 4,000,000 people their internet service.
> >
> > Speaking from personal experience,  Cable modem has literally
> > changed my family's life and I for one hope that we continue
> > to be able to use it.
> >
> > BTW, I am a Comcast customer, and while they have sent mailings,
> > and have a regular update page,  we are not yet impacted at
> > all.
> >
> > http://www.comcastonline.com/info.htm
> >
> > Bob
> > N4HY
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org]On
> > Behalf Of Frederick M. Spinner
> > Sent: Monday, December 03, 2001 11:02 AM
> > To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
> > Subject: [amsat-bb] @Home and AO-40
> >
> >
> >
> > Well, my Web Pages on @Home are back, so it looks like we @home folkes
have
> > been given a repreve.  I'd still recommend doing full backups.  The
utility
> > I used that worked, BTW, on @Home was ncftpget (recursive) on Linux.
Wget
> > got confused by the way @Home did their account structure.
> >
> > On AO-40.  They way I look at the condition on AO-40 is this:  Unless
you
> > live in San Diego, or North Texas, it is now the absolutely best way of
> > experimenting with microwaves.  With the exception of contests, there is
> > little activity here (or in most of the US/World) on microwave bands.
With
> > AO-40 there is always the beacon, and usually QSOs.  The experimentation
> > I've (and others) have done on patch feeds (and helixes for that matter)
is
> > the most educational fun I've in years in Ham Radio.
> >
> > There are many facets to ham radio:  Emergency Comms, Operating, DXing,
> > Contesting, etc.  But to me.. my cup of tea is Experimenting.  I
wouldn't be
> > here if I couldn't build my own equipment and experiment with it.  AO-40
is
> > AWESOME for that.  Guys, we are playing with nearly state-of-the-art
stuff
> > here.  Isn't that cool enough for most of you?
> >
> > I'm kinda sad about AO-40 going "away" until April, but now I don't have
to
> > get my permanent antennas up until then...in the snow.. in December...
in
> > Iowa...
> >
> > Fred W0FMS
> >
> >
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