What today's announcement means is a mutual commitment to make this work.
We've had some starts and some stops with America Online. The way a network operator like we make money is with network traffic.. We just haven't been able to get together.
Despite the departments' conditions, we are very pleased with the outcome.
This merger will mean a real choice and lower prices in local phone service, faster Internet access and better cable TV.
That's not where we want it and there's much more to be done to achieve more growth.
We'll take it from there.
We're putting the best brand in communications with the best broadband infrastructure in America.
We're getting the fat out of the company.
Japan has one of the largest concentrations of multinational companies in the world. It's an extraordinary growth opportunity for all three companies and it is essential that the global venture have a strong distributor in this key market.