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Last updated 3/21/14.

On February 11, 2000, America Online, Inc. (AOL) and Time Warner Inc. (Time Warner) filed joint applications under Sections 214 and 310(d) of the Communications Act, 47 U.S.C. §§ 214, 310(d), requesting Commission approval of the transfer of control to AOL Time Warner of licenses and authorizations controlled by AOL and by Time Warner or its affiliates or subsidiaries.  On March 21, 2000, the parties supplied the Commission with a supplemental public interest statement.  This transfer of control would take place as the result of the proposed mergers of AOL and Time Warner, following which both AOL and Time Warner would become wholly owned subsidiaries of a newly formed holding company, AOL Time Warner.  The ultimate ownership and control of those entities holding licenses and authorizations would be transferred from AOL and Time Warner to AOL Time Warner.  (View the Public Interest Statement: [MSWord | Text].)

On January 11, 2001, the Commission gave transfer of control of certain licenses and authorizations to AOL Time Warner, Inc., a newly created company, subject to the conditions stated in the Memorandum, Opinion, and Order.  For further details, see:  FCC Gives Conditioned Approval to AOL - Time Warner Merger.

To view the Comments and Reply Comments filed in this proceeding, and other related documents, go to the ECFS Page.  Select the "Search the ECFS System; link (or the alternate link if the main link does not respond), enter "00-30" in the "Proceeding" box, and press the "Retrieve Document List" button.  (For a complete hard-copy set of these comments, contact Best Copy and Printing, Inc. at 800-378-3160.)

The following are documents related to an en banc in this matter convened on July 27, 2000:

Enforcement Materials:

6/12/12
Media Bureau Seeks Comment On Remaining AOL Time Warner Condition: [Public Notice: Word | Acrobat]

1/9/12
Certain AOl-Time Warner Conditions Terminated: [Order: Word | Acrobat]

4/4/03
AOL Time Warner Inc. Submits Petition for Relief From Instant Messaging Interoperability Requirements: Report | Public Notice: Word | Acrobat.

2/3/03
AOL Time Warner Submits Fourth Progress Report on Instant Messaging Interoperability: Report | Public Notice: Word | Acrobat.

7/16/02
AOL Time Warner Submits Third Progress Report on Instant Messaging Interoperability: Report | Public Notice: Word | Acrobat | Text.

1/17/02
AOL Time Warner Submits Second Progress Report on Instant Messaging Interoperability: Report.

10/4/01
Order Dismissing Texas.Net's complaint and petition for declaratory ruling: [Order: MSWord | Text | Attachment]

8/9/01
Texas Networking, Inc. Files Complaint Alleging That AOL Time Warner Is Not Negotiation In Good Faith For Third-Party ISP Access: [Complaint: MSWord | Text | Attachment | Timeline: MSWord | Text | Notice to Time Warner: MSWord | Text]
[AOL-Time Warner's Response to the Complaint (9/4/01)]
[Texas Networking, Inc.'s Reply (9/13/01)]

7/23/01
AOL Time Warner Submits Progress Report on Instant Messaging Interoperability | Public Notice.

Other Related Materials:

1/26/01
Memorandum Opinion And Order Considering the Facts and Circumstances Surrounding the Violation Of The Protective Order In AOL/Time Warner By Personnel Of the Walt Disney Company and the Law Firm Of Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, Mcpherson And Hand, Chartered:  [MSWord | Text]

12/19/00
Letter from Christopher Wright, General Counsel, FCC to AOL/Time Warner Attorneys Concerning Restarting the FCC's Timeline: [MSWord | Text]

12/9/00
Ex Parte Letter from AOL/Time Warner to the FCC Concerning Instant Messaging

10/27/00
Protective Order (A New Order Modifying the Original Protective Order, and an Erratum, Have Been Posted.  See Above, at 4/4/00, for the Original Protective Order): [Protective Order: MSWord | Text | Erratum: MSWord | Text]

10/13/00
Ex Parte Letter from AOL/Time Warner to the FCC Concerning Links to AT&T:  [Cover Letter: MSWord | Text | Ex Parte: MSWord | Text]

10/12/00
Order Concerning Ex Parte Rules for the TW/AOL/Disney Matter:  [MSWord | Text]

10/11/00
Letter from Christopher J. Wright to Applicants Stopping Clock Pending FTC Action.

10/10/00
Order Requiring the Walt Disney Company to Provide Further Information Regarding a Breach of the Protective Order:  [MSWord | Text]

10/5/00
Letter from AOL/Time Warner to the FCC Concerning Links to AT&T:  [Acrobat]

9/29/00
Letter from AOL/Time Warner to the FCC Concerning IM: [MSWord | Text]

9/29/00
Letter from the AOL/Time Warner to the FCC Concerning ITV: [MSWord | Text]

9/6/00
Response to Technical Questions About the MOU: [MSWord | Text]

8/28/00
Response to August 14, 2000 Request for Further Information: [Acrobat | MSWord]

8/22/00
Letter from AOL to the FCC Concerning AOLTV: [Acrobat]

8/14/00
Letter from the FCC to AOL/Time Warner Attorneys, a Third Request for Further Information: [MSWord | Text]

7/25/00
FCC to Hear Variety of Views on AOL-Time Warner Merger: Announces Panelists and Schedule for Public Hearing. [MS Word | Text]

7/17/00
Response to June 23, 2000 Request for Further Information: [Acrobat]

6/27/00
Commission to Hold En Banc Hearing on America Online, Inc. and Time Warner, Inc. Applications for Transfer of Control CS Docket No. 00-30: [MSWord | Text]

6/26/00
Response to June 9, 2000 Request for Further Information: [MSWord | Text]

6/23/00
Letter from the FCC to AOL/Time Warner Attorneys, a Second Request for Further Information: [MSWord | Text]

6/9/00
Letter from the FCC to AOL/Time Warner Attorneys, a Request for Further Information: [MSWord | Text]

4/27/00
List of Commenters to the Proceding (Note: To view the Comments and Reply Comments filed in this proceeding, and other related documents go to the ECFS Page.  Select the "Search the ECFS System" link (or the alternate link if the main link does not respond), enter "00-30" in the "Proceeding" box, and press the "Retrieve Document List" button. For a complete hard-copy set of these comments, contact Qualex International at 202-863-2893.)

4/26/00
Petition to Deny of Consumers Union, Consumer Federation of America, Media Access Project, and Center for Media Education: [Acrobat]

4/6/00
Protective Order: [MSWord | Text]

4/4/00
Letters from AOL/TW to the FTC (MSWord | Text) and the FCC (MSWord | Text) Concerning FCC Access to Documents Submitted to the FTC.

3/27/00
Public Notice: [MSWord | Text]

3/21/00
Supplemental Information to Augment the AOL/Time Warner Public Interest Statement: [MSWord | Text] (Note: Attachments to the Supplemental Information filing were not provided electronically. They can be obtained from ITS (202-857-3800) and the Reference Room.)

3/6/00
Letter from Christopher Wright, General Counsel, FCC to AOL/Time Warner Attorneys Concerning AOL/Time Warner's Initial Public Interest Statement: [MSWord | Text]

2/29/00
Memorandum of Understanding Between Time Warner and AOL Regarding Open Access Business Practices: [MSWord | Text]


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