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High speed AOL may be coming to you soon

AOL and Cox Communications have announced that the two companies will work to provide AOL’s services over Cox’s cable Internet connection. The six-month trial run will begin some time in the third quarter, although at present its unknown which areas will be used for the test. Cox came to a similar agreement with EarthLink earlier this year.

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Cable holds lead for high-speed connectivity

In a related news item: as hard economic times threaten the longevity of DSL providers, cable Internet providers are exploiting the situation to extend their lead over the rival technology. An article on CNN.com notes that there are 4.7 million cable subscribers in the US, compared with 2.2 million DSL subscribers. However, given the deep pockets of some phone companies currently offering DSL, cable’s continued success may not be a sure thing. Read More