WorldCom, AOL Strike Marketing Agreement

Telecom company WorldCom and America Online Inc. struck a deal Wednesday
which has WorldCom marketing the giant ISP to its millions of residential
and long-distance customers.


The deal calls for WorldCom to offer its customers free
calls when they join AOL , and WorldCom has even agreed to
encourage its residential ISP customers to join AOL.


“This expansion of our successful relationship with WorldCom allows us to
work together to make joining AOL easy, convenient, and a great value for
MCI WorldCom subscribers,” said Jan Brandt, AOL’s president of marketing.


Under the terms of the agreement, financial details of which were not
disclosed, WorldCom will also market AOL services to its employees.


The two companies also have ties on the infrastructure side, and this
marketing deal continues that relationship. WorldCom’s UUNET has been a provider for AOL’s dial-up
service for several years.

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