AOL Desktop is not provided by AOL BB but by AOL (UK), http://daol.aol.com/software/aoldesktop97
. There is no reason why it shouldn't work with any ISP, but personally, I think it is an overhead that interferes between you and the Net. I believe its only real use is Parental Controls.
1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC