NASA Taps Time Warner Telecom


AOL Time Warner Inc.'s competitive-local-exchange-carrier subsidiary, Time
Warner Telecom Inc., boosted a little higher in market orbit with an
announcement that it will provide telecommunications services to NASA's Kennedy
Space Center in Florida.

Although financial terms were not released, the five-year contract calls for
Littleton, Colo.-based Time Warner Telecom to extend its network to the center
and provide telecommunications services via a private, secure OC-48

That includes local dial service, 20,000 phone numbers, 72 digital trunks for
outbound 800-number traffic and 21 POTS (plain old telephone service) lines
throughout central Florida to monitor sound and seismic activity during

The connection is set to be installed in early March.

Time Warner Telecom uses T-1 and dedicated fiber optic links to supply
broadband data, voice and dedicated Internet access to 44 metro