Cable network operator NTL Group Ltd. today announced an agreement with service provider America Online Inc. to deliver broadband over NTL’s cable infrastructure.

The deal follows a similar announcement back in May with ISP Freeserve which has never come to fruition.

“That was a memorandum of understanding and we are still in discussions with them, however this is a signed contract which will definitely go ahead in the Spring,” said a spokeswoman at NTL.

Today’s contract is worth a total of