Monday, January 31, 2005 - Time Warner Cable to Add AOL To Its High-Speed Web Service - Time Warner Cable to Add AOL To Its High-Speed Web Service: "Time Warner Inc.'s cable unit plans to start offering America Online accounts to its high-speed Internet customers for no extra charge, in a move intended to boost both Time Warner Cable's Internet business and AOL's advertising sales.
The new agreement suggests that, four years after AOL and Time Warner merged, the company finally is overcoming some of the cultural divisions that long plagued it. Time Warner Cable used to regard AOL as competition to its own Internet service, called Road Runner. When Don Logan was given oversight of the two divisions two years ago, he began urging them to work together.
Until recently, AOL tried to keep its subscribers from canceling their accounts when they upgraded to high-speed Internet services by selling its content and features to those customers for $14.95 a month. Time Warner Cable now will offer AOL customers a chance to keep their AOL accounts without paying an additional fee."
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