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Road Runner Claims 100,000 Customers

Road Runner, the high-speed online service jointly owned by MediaOne Group, Time Warner, Microsoft Corp., Compaq Corp., and Advance/Newhouse, announced this week that it surpassed the 100,000 customer mark in the United States.

The cable modem service is now available in 14 states served by Time Warner Cable and MediaOne, encompassing about 30 cities and counties, the firms said.

Road Runner currently markets its service to about 5 million homes and hopes to eventually reach more than 27 million cable homes nationwide. The company claims to be the largest cable modem service in the United States and the second largest in North America.

"We continue to see unabated growth of this service," said Carl Rossetti, interim CEO for Road Runner. "In at least eleven markets our [cable] affiliates have reached six percent penetration levels and three of these are over nine percent, exceeding both our expectations and our business plan."