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310: Ascend to acquire Cascade




  More interesting consolidation in the networking sector.

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Date: Mon, 31 Mar 1997 01:27:16 -0800
From: Steve Harmon <sharmon@iworld.com>
Subject: Internet Daily Stock Report, March 31, 1997: eMailbag Monday


By Steve Harmon
Senior Investment Analyst
http://www.iworld.com
"Where Wall Street Meets The Web" 

[March 31, 1997] Note to readers: On Sunday, Ascend Communications
(NASDAQ:ASND) agreed to acquire Cascade (CSCC) for stock valued at about
$3.7 billion, each share of CSCC traded for 0.7 share of ASND. The merger
combines Ascend's remote networking strength with Cascade's broadband data
communications and switching products. The on-going consolidation at this
level (infrastructure) may work its way into pure play "Internet" companies
(components and ISPs) once this 'meta level' consolidation finishes.

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