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introduced its latest Internet software upgrade, as well as a new service that allows users to access their accounts by telephone.

The Dulles, Va., Internet service provider said its newest version of software, AOL 6.0, supports all high-speed data connections, such as digital subscriber lines, and has a built-in multimedia player that lets members access music and video online without additional software.

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In addition, the company launched AOL by Phone, a voice-based service, and the AOL Anywhere Web site, which is designed to let users access AOL services from a variety of devices.

Shares of AOL were recently higher by 62 cents, or 1.3% to $48.64 on the

New York Stock Exchange