Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/1999/05/14/aol_hughes_to_team/

AOL, Hughes to team to compete with Gates' Teledesic

Steve Case and his merry men join the broadband data from space race

By Graham Lea

Posted in Business, 14th May 1999 08:34 GMT

AOL is discussing a $1 billion investment in Hughes Network Systems to help the development of a two-way satellite service for high-speed Web access, Spaceway. This would give the company a stake in one of the next century's broadband satellite networks, and further the "AOL Anywhere" goal. Today, satellite communication has been at best a downloading operation, with upload via a landline (the AOL deal anounced earlier this week (Earlier Story)