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re: @Home's 119 domain names up for sale

  • From: Frank Coluccio
  • Date: Wed Aug 10 13:11:05 2005

re: @Home's 119 domain names up for sale

Interesting that you'd bring this up. The federal pork trasfer of $1 Billion that
was announced on Sunday to "bridge the digital divide" references an
"access@home" program as a part of its underpinning.

From: http://press.arrivenet.com/pol/article.php/679032.html

---snip:

LISC/NEF and One Economy Launch $1 Billion Initiative to Bridgethe Digital
Divide; Sen. Hillary Clinton Helps Unveil Initiative

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Contact: Leslie Kerns of Solomon McCown & Co., 617-933-5013 or
lkerns@solomonmccown.com or Susan Sheehan of Vogel Communications, 503-449-1666
or susan@ionafactor.com

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Efforts to close the technological gap
between America's haves and have-nots will get a boost this week. Local
Initiatives Support Corp. (LISC) and its subsidiary the National Equity Fund
(NEF) are partnering with One Economy to launch "access@home," a $1 billion
initiative that will build more than 15,000 affordable homes with high-speed
digital Internet connectivity and provide low-income families personal access to
computers and technology services. The initiative expects to connect nearly
100,000 people to the vast advantage of the Internet.

---end snip

It makes for some interesting reading for those of you tracking where your tax
dollars are going. I'd be interested in reading some comments on this initiative,
either on the board or by email.

frank@fttx.org

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On Wed Aug 10 16:44 , "Fergie (Paul Ferguson)" sent:


    I know this is horribly off-topic, but seeing a reference to
    @Home kind made me a little nostalgic. :-)

    [snip]

    Apparently former high-speed Internet provider Excite@Home
    once felt likewise. But At Home Liquidating Trust, successor
    to the once high-flying Internet darling Excite@Home, said
    Wednesday it is selling the former broadband company's 119
    domain names.

    [snip]

   
http://news.com.com/ExciteHomes+119+domain+names+up+for+sale/2100-1030_3-5826807.html


    - ferg

    --
    "Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson
    Engineering Architecture for the Internet
    fergdawg@netzero.net or fergdawg@sbcglobal.net
    ferg's tech blog: http://fergdawg.blogspot.com/
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