Release Date: October 4, 2001
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) Internet Junction Corp. (Internet Junction); and 2) the alternative cable broadband ISP service agreement entered into between Time Warner Cable (TWC) and Internet Junction to provide cable broadband ISP service in TWC's Tampa, Florida and Central Florida Divisions.
The FTC is accepting public comments on the proposed application until October 26, 2001. 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 File No. 001-0105; Docket No. C-3989; staff contact is Daniel P. Ducore, Bureau of Competition, 202-326-2526; see press releases dated November 9, 2000; December 14, 2000; February 26, 2001; and April 18, 2001.)
The Federal Trade Commission has submitted its Staff Report on Activities Affecting Older Americans to the Senate Special Committee on Aging. The report describes the FTC’s law enforcement initiatives within its consumer protection and competition missions which are of particular importance to older consumers, and highlights the Commission’s consumer education program, from January 1999 through August 2001. The report was prepared at the request of the Senate Special Committee on Aging and sent to the Committee on September 10, 2001, and is available from the FTC’s Web site.
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. The FTC works for the consumer to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop and avoid them. To file a complaint, or to get free information on any of 150 consumer topics, call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357), or use the complaint form at www.ftc.gov. The FTC enters Internet, telemarketing, identity theft and other fraud-related complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.