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FCC Asks AOL Time Warner to Open Its Instant Messaging Service

Published: 12 January 2001

ID: G0095169

Analyst(s): David Smith

Summary

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved the merger between American Online (AOL) and Time Warner on condition that it open up its instant messaging (IM) service. The longevity of this mandate depends in part on the incoming Republican administration.

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