AOL High Speed Cable Service Launches in Austin On Time Warner Cable

AOL High Speed Cable Service Launches in Austin On Time Warner Cable

Business Editors

DULLES, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 4, 2002

Combines Faster Connections and Instant-On Capability of High-Speed

Internet with AOL’s Convenience and Ease-of-Use

America Online, the world’s leading interactive services company, today announced the launch of its AOL High Speed Cable service over the Time Warner Cable system in Austin, TX.

The AOL High Speed Cable service combines the advantages of a high-speed Internet connection — including instant-on capability, faster connections, and the ability to make the most of enhanced audio and video content — with the convenience and ease-of-use that have made AOL the world’s most popular online service. With the AOL High Speed Cable service, members can:

— News reports and live coverage from CBS News, CNN, and the Weather Channel;

— Sports highlights and more from the NFL, NBA, and NASCAR, as well as CNNSI,

HBO Sports, CBS Sportsline, and Turner Sports;

— Music videos, musician interviews, CD listening parties, the Radio@AOL

service now available on AOL 7.0, and much more;

— Movie previews, animated content, short video clips, and entertainment news

from HBO, Moviefone, Warner Brothers Online, Cartoon Network and others;

— Business and technology news from CBS Marketwatch;

— Interactive features and animated cartoons for Kids from Cartoon Network,

Kiddonet and Warner Brothers Online; and

— Travel destination guides and previews from Travelocity.

Taking Internet Experience to Next Level

Audrey Weil, President, AOL Broadband, said: “The Internet is entering a new era as a significant number of consumers begin to adopt high-speed Internet connections. Consumers in Austin can take advantage of even greater online convenience than they’ve known before, paving the way for them to make the medium even more central to their lives with services like online music, interactive gaming, home networking and more. We are confident that together AOL and Time Warner Cable can help lead the way in the broadband era by combining AOL’s understanding of what mass-market consumers want that has helped us grow to more than 33 million members around the world, with Time Warner Cable’s unique cable distribution system.”

Tom Kinney, Division President of Time Warner Cable, Austin, said: “By offering the AOL High Speed Cable service and other ISPs over Time Warner Cable systems, we are taking a major step in fulfilling our commitment to enhance choice, convenience and value for consumers in Central Texas. The ability to offer AOL and other choices to our customers in Central Texas — a first among the country’s cable systems — is just the latest demonstration of Time Warner Cable’s technological leadership.”

Enhanced Consumer Convenience

The AOL High Speed Cable service provides a new level of convenience and ease-of-use that empowers consumers to make the online medium an even more central part of their daily lives.

Regina Lewis, AOL’s Online Advisor, said: “The AOL High Speed Cable service combines everything that members love about the AOL service — e-mail and instant messaging, easy-to-navigate content channels, exclusive features like My Calendar and You’ve Got Pictures, great new online services like Radio@AOL, movie trailers, interactive games and Parental Controls — with the added “instant on” convenience of a high-speed Internet connection, all in one, seamless package.”

Included in the monthly fee are the free use of a cable modem and basic installation, along with access to the entire easy-to-use AOL service, as well as:

— News reports and live coverage from CBS News, CNN, and the Weather Channel;

— Sports highlights and more from the NFL, NBA, and NASCAR, as well as CNNSI,

HBO Sports, CBS Sportsline, and Turner Sports;

— Music videos, musician interviews, CD listening parties, the Radio@AOL

service now available on AOL 7.0, and much more;

— Movie previews, animated content, short video clips, and entertainment news

from HBO, Moviefone, Warner Brothers Online, Cartoon Network and others;

— Business and technology news from CBS Marketwatch;

— Interactive features and animated cartoons for Kids from Cartoon Network,

Kiddonet and Warner Brothers Online; and

— Travel destination guides and previews from Travelocity.

In addition, the AOL High Speed Cable service offers consumers a wide range of high-speed content, which is seamlessly integrated as part of the AOL Welcome Screen and across more than 20 channels and sites. Among the offerings available are:

— News reports and live coverage from CBS News, CNN, and the Weather Channel;

— Sports highlights and more from the NFL, NBA, and NASCAR, as well as CNNSI,

HBO Sports, CBS Sportsline, and Turner Sports;

— Music videos, musician interviews, CD listening parties, the Radio@AOL

service now available on AOL 7.0, and much more;

— Movie previews, animated content, short video clips, and entertainment news

from HBO, Moviefone, Warner Brothers Online, Cartoon Network and others;

— Business and technology news from CBS Marketwatch;

— Interactive features and animated cartoons for Kids from Cartoon Network,

Kiddonet and Warner Brothers Online; and

— Travel destination guides and previews from Travelocity.

Multiple pricing plans for the AOL High Speed Cable service are available to best meet consumers’ needs in terms of connectivity and online usage. For a limited time, the AOL High Speed Cable service is available in Austin for $54.95 per month and includes one free month of service, unlimited high-speed connectivity, in addition to unlimited access to AOL’s U.S. network of dial-up connections. Subscribers can also choose to pay $44.95 per month for unlimited use of their high-speed connection and $2.95 per hour for U.S. dial-up connection use. Telephone and other charges may also apply. There are no activation or cancellation fees.

For more information about the AOL High Speed Cable service in Austin, AOL members can visit Keywords: Cable or High Speed. Other consumers can call 1-800-574-1779. The AOL High Speed Cable service builds upon AOL’s high-speed Internet offerings in Austin, that also include DSL service.

About America Online

America Online, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL Time Warner, Inc. (NYSE: AOL). Based in Dulles, Virginia, America Online is the world’s leader in interactive services, Web brands, Internet technologies and e-commerce services.

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