For Your Information: June 25, 2002
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) ShreveNet, Inc. (ShreveNet), a non-affiliated ISP; and 2) the alternative cable broadband ISP service agreement entered into between Time Warner Cable (TWC) and ShreveNet to provide ISP service in TWC's "Shreveport, LA, division."
The FTC is accepting public comments on the proposed application until July 24, 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 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, 2001; November 13, 2001; November 20, 2001; December 4, 2001; December 7, 2001; December 21, 2001; December 27, 2001; February 22, 2002 and February 26, 2002.)
Commission approval of final consent order:
Following a public comment period, the Commission has approved a final consent order in the matter concerning Solvay S.A.'s (Solvay) acquisition of Ausimont S.p.A, and has responded to the public comment received. The vote to approve the final order and respond to the commenter was 5-0. (Docket No. C-4046; staff contact is Robert S. Tovsky, Bureau of Competition, 202-326-2634; see press releases dated May 2, 2002 and June 14, 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. 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 http://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.