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

  • From: Matthew Black
  • Date: Thu Aug 11 12:19:30 2005

I remember as being one of the defunct domains for which we
always had outbound e-mail queued.

But exactly how is this bill related to the domain name sale other
than the fact that your press release snippet contains the text
string "access@home?" Your post doesn't make that clear.

Our government spends money on myriad of initiatives. Conservatives
like to decry government spending as a total waste of resources.
Keep in mind that every dollar spent by the government goes back
into the economy, whether it be money to the oil industry (ala
the new Energy Bill, money to Halliburton for Iraq operations),
or low-income housing. The point is that the money goes back to
citizens in the form of jobs, subsidized purchases (which help
business sell items and services and create more jobs), or in the
form of tax breaks to extremely wealthy individuals. Contrary to
the rhetoric, the money doesn't vanish down a sinkhole.

matthew black
california state university, long beach

Note: The opinions stated herein represent only myself and other
like-minded individuals and may not represent my employer.

On Wed, 10 Aug 2005 12:09:59 -0500
 Frank Coluccio <> wrote:

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.



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 or Susan Sheehan of Vogel Communications, 503-449-1666

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.


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. :-)


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.


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