Last updated 3/9/18.
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:
- News Release: FCC to Hear Variety of Views on AOL-Time Warner Merger: Announces Panelists and Schedule for Public Hearing. [MS Word | Text] 7/25/00
- Follow this link for an agenda, speakers' remarks, and speakers' bios.
- You can listen to the en banc at the following link: https://www.fcc.gov/live/.
- The full transcript of the en banc: [Text | Acrobat | Word97].
AOL Time Warner Submits Second Progress Report on Instant Messaging Interoperability: Report.
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)]
Other Related Materials:
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]
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]
Letter from AOL/Time Warner to the FCC Concerning Links to AT&T: [Acrobat]
Letter from AOL to the FCC Concerning AOLTV: [Acrobat]
Response to June 23, 2000 Request for Further Information: [Acrobat]
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.)
Petition to Deny of Consumers Union, Consumer Federation of America, Media Access Project, and Center for Media Education: [Acrobat]
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.)
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