Talk:MediaOne

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Merge with MediaOne Group[edit]

This appears to be a variation on the same topic as the article MediaOne Group. If there is a distinction to be made it should be very clear, which it is not currently.

In any event, my guess is that these should probably be the same article with sections discussing the content included in each article. If there are other opinions I would love to hear them.

|► ϋrbanяenewaℓTALK ◄| 16:06, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

Just for record "Chicagoland" and other market names weren't made up by me.[edit]

Just so we're clear. MediaOne called it Chicagoland. Not I. I just wanted to put that out there. Archive page here. CaribDigita (talk) 00:28, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

Wow.. a bunch of things need to be cleaned up here. I don't believe "Highway1" was ever called "Hiway1", but I might have to go back and look through some stuff to find out. Highway1 and MediaOne Express both used a combination of one-way "telco-return" modems and two-way "RF Return" modems. The "telco-return" modems were usually manufactured by General Instrument (Motorola) and the two-way modems were manufactured by LanCity (Baynetworks). These two-way modems were called "legacy" modems and were a proprietary protocol. In the fall of 1998, both MediaOne and Time Warner spun off their high-speed cablemodem operations and formed a new company called "ServiceCo, LLC", also known as RoadRunner. Both MediaOne and Time Warner contracted with ServiceCo LLC/RoadRunner to deliver a service called RoadRunner. ServiceCo LLC was responsible for the underlying architecture and MediaOne and Time Warner were responsible for the marketing and customer interface (installations/repair/change of service/billing). As part of both the purchases of MediaOne by AT&T and the purchase/merger of Time Warner with AOL, the "ServiceCo, LLC / RoadRunner" operation was required to be "deconstructed" (justice department decree?) and the parts went back to the parent companies. AT&T Broadband was allowed to continue to use "RoadRunner" as a service until they rebranded it as "AT&T Broadband Internet Service" and assumed control of all infrastructure to support the cablemodem services. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 199.223.21.100 (talk) 19:38, 24 February 2010 (UTC)