The Commission has received an application from America Online/Time Warner, Inc. (AOLTW) requesting approval of a non-affiliated Internet Service Provider (ISP) and alternative cable broadband service agreement. Pursuant to Paragraph II.A.2 of the decision and order finalized by the Commission on April 17, 2001 concerning AOL's acquisition of Time Warner, Inc., AOLTW has requested FTC approval of: 1) Applied Technology Group, Inc. (ATG), and 2) the alternative broadband ISP service agreement entered into between Time Warner Cable (TWC) and ATG to provide cable broadband ISP service in TWC's Bakersfield, California, division.
The FTC is accepting public comments on the proposed application until June 17, 2002. Comments should be sent to: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, 600 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580. A public version of the application can be found on the Commission's Web site at www.ftc.gov. (FTC Docket No. C-3989; staff contact is Daniel Ducore, 202-326-2526; see press releases dated November 9, 2000; December 14, 2000; February 26, 2001; April 18, 2001; September 28, 2001; October 4, 2001; October 19, 2001; October 30; November 13, 2001; November 20, 2001; December 4, 2001, December 7, 2001, December 21, 2001, December 27, 2001 and February 22, 2002, February 26, 2002; and May 10, 2002.)
Commission approval of final consent order:
The Commission has approved a final consent order in the matter concerning Obstetrics and Gynecology Medical Corporation of Napa Valley, et al., after a public comment period in which no comments were received. The vote to approve the final order was 5-0. (FTC File No. 011-0153, staff contact is Sylvia Kundig, Bureau of Competition, 415-848-5188; see press release dated April 5, 2002.)
Copies of the documents mentioned in this release are available from the FTC's Web site at http://www.ftc.gov and also from the FTC's Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580. Call toll-free: 1-877-FTC-HELP.