@Home ordered to shutdown at Midnight

Dueling newswires

Reuters story


  Court Orders ExciteAtHome to Shut Service
  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A federal bankruptcy judge ordered Internet
  service provider ExciteAtHome Corp. (OTC BB:ATHMQ.OB - news) to shut its
  high-speed Internet service at midnight Friday, but said he was
  confident the company could quickly strike a new deal with cable companies to
  prevent service interruption for its some 4 million subscribers.

Does Reuters know something CNet doesn't?

Yet another take, this time from AP:


"Bankruptcy Judge Thomas Carlson said Redwood City-based ExciteAtHome
could reject its existing
contracts with the cable companies as early as 3 a.m. EST Saturday, when
their contracts expire,
saying they had become "clearly burdensome" to the company."

Which would put the deadline at Midnight Pacific time.


Sean Donelan wrote: