For Your Information: December 21, 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) Athena Services, Inc. (Athena), and 2) the alternative cable broadband ISP service agreement entered into between Time Warner Cable (TWC) and Athena to provide cable broadband ISP service in TWC's Green Bay and Milwaukee divisions.
The FTC is accepting public comments on the proposed application until January 18, 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; April 18, 2001; September 28, 2001; October 4, 2001; October 19, 2001; October 30; November 13, 2001; November 20, 2001; December 4, 2001, and December 7, 2001.)
Following a public comment period, the Commission has approved a final consent order in the
matter concerning Esrim Ve Sheva Holding Corp. The vote to approve the final order was 5-0. (FTC File No. 012-3116; staff contact is Jonathan Cowen, Bureau of Consumer Protection; 202-326-2533; see press release dated November 8, 2001.)
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.