What’s worse than not having a plan? Having a bad one. Since neither Earthlink or AOL have been able to make much money with dial up lately, why not combine the two losers into one great big one. Makes almost as much sense as paying millions for a franchise to give away wireless service. Yeah, that’ll work!
EarthLink CEO Rolla Huff first brought up the idea of EarthLink buying AOL and other dial-up providers during the company’s quarterly conference call Tuesday.
“We believe we’re best-positioned to be the consolidator in this industry,” Huff said during a conference call with analysts.
The news has spurred a flurry of speculation that EarthLink is looking to buy Time Warner’s AOL. Huff wouldn’t comment specifically on whether his company has had talks with Time Warner. But in an interview he told The Wall Street Journal that merging AOL’s dial-up business with EarthLink’s would create cost savings for the company and better service for customers.
“We think it’s worth aggressively pursuing,” he told the newspaper. (Cnet)