Go to FCC.gov
FCC Logo - Return to the FCC Home Page  
  Office of General Counsel, Transaction Team


Issues: Skip Issue Box 1 Navigation Links


AOL Time Warner Inc. Instant Messaging Interoperability

In a Memorandum Opinion and Order released January 22, 2001, the Commission approved the merger of America Online, Inc. and Time Warner, Inc., subject to certain conditions. The Commission’s merger conditions included certain requirements regarding the merged company’s instant messaging (“IM”) product. Among other things, the Commission required AOL Time Warner Inc. (“AOL Time Warner”) to file progress reports with the Commission, 180 days after the release of the Memorandum Opinion and Order and every 180 days thereafter, describing the actions it has taken to achieve interoperability between its IM offerings and others' IM offerings.

Below is a list of documents in reverse chronological order.

4/07/03
Comments of Professor Gerald R. Faulhaber and David J. Farber on AOL Time Warner's Petition for Relief, April 2, 2003

Comment filed by Dana-Renee Lee

4/04/03
Public Notice, AOL Time Warner Inc. Submits Petition for Relief from Instant Messaging Interoperability Requirements, DA No. 03-1092, Dkt No 00-30 Word | Acrobat

4/02/03
Petition filed by AOL Time Warner Inc. Acrobat | Acrobat | Acrobat

2/03/02
Public Notice, AOL Time Warner Inc. Submits Fourth Progress Report on Instant Messaging Interoperability, DA 03-344

1/17/02
Second Progress Report on Instant Messaging Interoperability filed by AOL Time Warner Inc.

7/26/01
Public Notice - AOL Time Warner Inc. Submits Progress Report Regarding Instant Messaging Interoperability, DA 01-1791

7/23/01
Progress Report on Instant Message Interoperability filed by AOL Time Warner Inc.
[ Acrobat | Acrobat | Acrobat | Acrobat | Acrobat ]



last reviewed/updated on 4/22/03 


Skip FCC Footer and Contact InfoFederal Communications Commission
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
More FCC Contact Information...
Phone:  1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322)
TTY:  1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322)
Fax:  1-866-418-0232
- Privacy Policy
- Website Policies & Notices
- Required Browser Plug-ins
- Freedom of Information Act