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Month: December 2001


The Internet disappeared at midnight on Dec. 1 for 850,000 subscribers to AT&T Broadband’s cable modem service. That’s when AT&T’s insolvent broadband partner, ExciteAtHome, officially pulled the plug, cutting off Internet access for AT&T customers as a cost-cutting measure. In the following days, AT&T scrambled to restore Internet service to its customers to try to prevent them from switching in disgust to another Internet service provider.… Read the rest

Are You Broadcasting Secrets Over the Airwaves?

Wireless technology has developed ahead of most companies’ ability to keep their networks safe.

In principle, wireless networks sound like a great idea: no cabling to pull through the walls and ceilings, no nasty wires tangling themselves up behind your desk, no need for laptop or handheld users to remain rooted to a single location.… Read the rest

Table Is Set for Web Telephony

Switching to a voice-over-IP phone system can cut your interoffice long-distance bills to zero and reduce administrative headaches. So what are you waiting for?

For years now, the promised convergence of voice networks and the Internet has failed to materialize. It’s a bit like watching Bullwinkle Moose try to impress his buddy Rocket J.… Read the rest

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