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AOL Canada tests high-speed Internet access using Regional’s cable network

News | 04/27/2000 4:00 am EDT

A pilot project underway in the small Ontario town of Sturgeon Falls could force other cable operators to begin sharing their high-speed networks with Internet service providers (ISPs) and other competitors. Regional Cablesystems Inc is breaking ranks with its cable brethren through a deal that sees AOL Canada delivering its service over the cable operator's coaxial network to about 100 customers in the small community of 6,000 residents. The trial began April 10.

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