Insight Strikes Excite@Home Deal


Insight Communications Co. Inc. became the latest MSO to sign a provisioning
agreement with Excite@Home Corp.

Insight president Michael Willner said the agreement was signed Friday
morning and provisioning resumed at 7 a.m.

The company declined to give specifics on the deal.

Insight is the seventh MSO to sign interim provisioning agreements with
Excite@Home, nine days after the cable-modem service provider told cable
operators it would no longer add new customers to the service to conserve

Among the other MSOs that have signed agreements are Comcast Corp., AT&T
Broadband, Cox Communications Inc., Mediacom Communications Corp., Rogers Cable
Inc. and Midcontinent Media Inc.

Although none of the MSOs released specifics on their new agreements, it has
been speculated that the new deals included some upfront cash to be paid to

(Partly due to early production deadlines Oct. 19, the Insight deal was not
included in a wrap-up story on Excite@Home provisioning agreements in the Oct.
22 print edition of Multichannel News.)