Broadband Reports says rumors are circulating that Microsoft could buy AOL. The New York Post claims Time Warner execs have met privately with Microsoft about a possible purchase of the black-sheep of the Time Warner family. Time Warner lawyers are also analyzing any possible antitrust violations such a merger would cause, the Post claims. A Microsoft investment in Time Warner Cable is also being considered, the paper says.

A deal might combine AOL’s 24 million subscribers with the 9 million at Microsoft’s MSN.

What’s their broadband strategy? How about licensed broadband wireless – from Nextel or Sprint. [Daily Wireless]

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