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Kansas City's Time Warner Cable division will begin sharing its cable pipeline with multiple Internet service providers in a few weeks to get high-speed AOL service up and running.
"It will be a mid-November thing," said Bryan Goldberg, vice president of online services for Time Warner in Kansas City. "The company currently has deals with EarthLink and AOL to offer service here."
As part of the approval process for Time Warner's merger with America Online Inc., the Federal Trade Commission requires Time Warner to open its system in markets where it will provide access to AOL.
But unlike Southwestern Bell -- which is forced by the 1996 Telecommunications Act to Let competitors piggyback on its lines -- Time Warner is opening its network through a private agreement and on its own terms. Time Warner and …