Excite@Home

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plans to terminate about 250 employees, or roughly 8% of the company's workforce.

The Internet service provider has about 3,000 employees. Those affected by the job cuts are mostly content-related employees of the

Excite.com

Web portal division, a spokeswoman said. The

@Home

and

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@Work

divisions, which offer broadband Internet services, weren't affected.

Excite@Home is scheduled to release fourth-quarter earnings later this week. Analysts polled by

First Call/Thomson Financial

expect a loss of 9 cents a share. In the fourth quarter of 1999, the company broke even on a per share basis.

The company's shares ended the regular

Nasdaq

trading session at $8.31 and hovered at $8.30 in after-hours

Island

activity.