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News and sports programming to drive high-speed Internet in short term

News | 05/31/2000 4:00 am EDT

AOL Canada has taken an important first step in its bid to offer high-speed Internet access, but its president cautions that more market studies and investments are required before companies should expect to make money from broadband web services. On May 16, AOL Canada became the first Internet service provider to secure third-party access to a cable operator's coaxial network. The three-month trial with Regional Cablesystems Inc will see AOL's customers in Sturgeon Fall ON initially receiving enhanced multimedia content and features, migrating later to full broadband programming offered through AOL Plus.

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