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Subject:  Re: ATT&T/TWX/ATHM sort out Date:  2/2/1999  12:45 AM
Author:  JHLT Number:  4067 of 55215

I wrote (in post 4022):

AT&T obviously wants to offer phone service over cable anywhere it can.

TWX is the cable service owned by Time Warner.

RoadRunner is a competitor of @Home, but in mutually exclusive markets.

It is kind of like Time Warner's equivalent of @Home for their TWX


TWX would benefit from offering phone service in addition to other (e.g.

Cable TV, ISP) services. AT&T would benefit from this, too.

Still sounds pretty much right to me. So, what are you asking/saying?


Think I am coming to see it as you described, or at least hope so. My initial concern was that T (thru absorbing TCOMA and thus effective voting control of ATHM) would prevent ATHM from venturing into telephony--a natural extension of its cable entre. Also, that T's dumping its none-too-successful Worldnet on ATHM would likewise be of no advantage to ATHM.

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