FTC demands changes in AOL-Time Warner merger

Summary:Federal Trade Commission members demanded fresh concessions from America Online Inc. and Time Warner Inc.

Federal Trade Commission members demanded fresh concessions from America Online Inc. and Time Warner Inc. as negotiators faced a Thursday vote on the mega-merger. A tentative settlement, being drafted by FTC antitrust staff and the companies, would require Time Warner (twx) to open its high-speed cable lines to Internet competitors before AOL (aol) offers service over those same lines. Some commission members now insist that the merger cannot be approved unless AOL and Time Warner have negotiated terms with at least one of its rivals to provide open Internet access service. Full story. -- WSJ Interactive

Topics: Legal

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