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eeeaddict

join:2010-02-14

What was the @Home network?

I keep on hearing about rogers@home service from a few years ago but have no clue what it was all about, I see many other cable isp's had this whole network but thats all I could find out, also how fast was it?



bbbc

join:2001-10-02
NorthAmerica
kudos:2
Reviews:
·FreedomPop

»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/@Home_Network

If I recall history correctly, the cable operators did their best to kill (and succeeded in doing so) the @Home parent company.

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leokam

@telus.net
reply to eeeaddict

It was a company that partnered with cable companies to deploy Internet in the very early days of ISPs. There was Shaw@home as well. Most cable companies left them when they had enough in-house capability to run it themselves, and @home went bust in the dot-com bust in the early 2000s.



Spike_

@teksavvy.com
reply to bbbc

Textbook example of how to kill a ~$30bn company in just 2 short years.

I'm sure this one has to be taught in basic business school on ways of NOT doing business.



Spike_

@teksavvy.com
reply to bbbc

said by bbbc:

»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/@Home_Network

If I recall history correctly, the cable operators did their best to kill (and succeeded in doing so) the @Home parent company.

Made lots of stupid purchases during the dot com boom too.


Spike
Premium
join:2008-05-16
Toronto, ON
reply to leokam

said by leokam :

It was a company that partnered with cable companies to deploy Internet in the very early days of ISPs. There was Shaw@home as well. Most cable companies left them when they had enough in-house capability to run it themselves, and @home went bust in the dot-com bust in the early 2000s.

The cable companies were right to want to leave, they saw the sinking ship and jumped out. I'm sure the Cable co's wanted lower rates, and found out it was cheaper to do it themselves later on.

When you spend over $6bn on a crappy web portal site that rarely anyone I know ever cared about (one of many disgusting things they bought), you'd probably cut ties too.

Back in those days it was BUY BUY BUY without any scrutiny on how the company is supposed to be successful in leveraging their newly acquired acquisitions. But in the end most investors didn't have a clue and just wanted in on this new "get rich quick" gravy train. (oops, sorry, shouldn't use that terminology right now lol)


elwoodblues
Elwood Blues
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join:2006-08-30
Somewhere in
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It wasn't so much a "gravy train" as brokers playing a new game and not weighing the company(ies) on profitability but rather "potential profitability".

At one time Amazon was trading at 1000x it's book value because it might be profitable one day.

To this day I still believe the odds at a casino in Vegas are better then that ones being touted by "investment brokers".
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HiVolt
Premium
join:2000-12-28
Toronto, ON
kudos:21
reply to eeeaddict

Few years, try 10 years ago.


yyzlhr

join:2012-09-03
Scarborough, ON
kudos:4
reply to eeeaddict

I'm also curious myself? Did @Home help cable companies build the infrastructure? Aside from providing the @home branded web portal, what exactly did they do for the cable companies? I remember signing up with Rogers during the @home days and when @home shut down the internet connection went downhill for quite some time while Rogers was sorting things out.


eeeaddict

join:2010-02-14
reply to HiVolt

said by HiVolt:

Few years, try 10 years ago.

well everything is relative


Last Parade

join:2002-10-07
Port Colborne, ON
reply to eeeaddict

Cogeco first had The Wave, then the COGECO@Home service (wish I still had my @home.com email from the day) then they switched to their own branding around 2001-2002.



Mike2009

join:2009-01-13
Ottawa, ON
kudos:3

I remember the huge rush when they had to change email addresses from @home to @rogers.