Gateway Looking to Buy Earthlink

from the it's-about-time dept

Well, the latest rumor is that Earthlink is about to be bought by Gateway. This makes sense for plenty of reasons, as all the boxmakers are working overtime trying to figure out exactly what business they're in. The question is can they run Earthlink or will they just kill it? This would also bring up the issue of other ISPs in play. Dell buying Mindspring? Fun world we live in.

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    Todd, Jun 22nd, 1999 @ 3:08pm

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    In part, Gateway has owned part of an ISP for a long time -- ever since they started bundling ISP service with a refreshable PC and selling the two on a $X/month basis. What surprises me is that they haven't pushed harder on selling this model, and now a bunch of start-ups (Gobi, Enchilada, Directweb, etc.) are moving there.

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