"We're streamlining our business to focus on broadband," said a spokeswoman, noting that growth in consumer and commercial broadband sector remains strong.
Excite recently reoganized and announced that CEO George Bell would step down to become chairman. Mr. Bell's last day as CEO is Jan. 26, and the search for a successor is still in the works.
Several Excite deals have fallen through recently. Last month Excite@Home Dec. 4 announced it had formally killed plans for Excite Chello, a joint company with European broadband company UPC and UnitedGlobalCom ("United Group"). The proposed merger would have merged Excite@Home's Asia-Pacific and European media and broadband subscriber businesses with assets and distribution commitments from United Group. United Group recently told Excite@Home that it wasn't willing to close the deal because of market conditions. In January, Excite scrapped its plan to buy gaming site Pogo because certain conditions of the deal were not met.
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