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AT&T, TCI placed under the microscope

AT&T releases long-awaited details of its proposed $48 billion merger with TCI as local opposition continues to mount over open access.

AT&T today released long-awaited details behind its proposed $48 billion merger with Tele-Communications Incorporated in a SEC filing. Yet local opposition continues to mount over the issue of "open access," as cities examine the pros and cons of the multibillion-dollar deal.

AT&T outlines plans for TCI merger
update AT&T outlines new details in its plans to merge with Tele-Communications Incorporated and offer local phone service through cable wire.

Challenges mount over AT&T, TCI pairing
update A grass-roots political movement to regulate cable-based Internet service is gaining steam as AT&T tries to garner support for its proposed $48 billion merger with Tele-Communications Incorporated.

AT&T signs pacts with TCI cable partners
The long distance company inks deals with five of TCI's cable partners in another move to offer local voice service over cable networks.

TCI sees strong revenue growth in 1999
The No. 2 U.S. cable operator expects 1999 revenue growth for its cable operations in the mid-to-high single digits as its cable customer base grows 1.5 to 2 percent.

AT&T sees higher earnings, plans stock split
The telecom giant says it expects earnings from 1999 operations to be higher than expected, and announces a stock split and a move to repurchase company shares.