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AT&T's blockbuster deal

The megamerger's impact reaches into every form of communication.

Special coverage: A giant awakens June 24, 1998
6 p.m. PT
Special coverage: A giant awakens

The megamerger's impact reaches into every form of communication.

AT&T's blockbuster
The telecom giant plans to buy the cable operator in an all-stock deal.

No slam-dunk success
news analysis When it comes to mergers, AT&T doesn't have a stellar track record.

PC-TV: Shotgun wedding?
news analysis The merger could help speed the much-
anticipated convergence.

Merger faces hurdles
It's not a done deal yet--at least, not until the trustbusters have spoken.

AT&T, TCI, and you
first person The merging of so many services affects life in ways that boggle the mind.

Portal question revisited
Analysts wonder whether buying a portal firm is the telco's next move.

Stake in @Home a bonus
AT&T gets a stake in @Home as a bonus that will play a pivotal role in Net access.

High-speed shoot-out
The merger heats up the battle between Net access technologies DSL and cable.

AOL wants to play too
America Online hopes to resell AT&T-TCI high-speed Net access to its customers.

A giant awakens

 previous coverage
 • Telcos hit snags in Net efforts news analysis
 • Excite, AT&T service launches
 • TCI moving slowly on telephony
 • Thinking inside the box roundup
 • Cable firms ride PC-TV wave news analysis
 • Telcos aim for one-stop shops
 • AT&T broadens Net strategy
 • PC, cable giants to plug cable modems
 • TCI buying cable modems
 • Phone companies' new calling
 • Are telco giants finally awakening?
 • AT&T moves closer to @Home news analysis
 • Telecom empires emerge
A year after the Telecommunications Act was signed, See special coverage:
Telecom empires emergemany question whether it is creating new monopolies instead of achieving deregulation.
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--TCI chairman John Malone


--@Home chief executive Tom Jermoluk


--Steve Case, chairman and CEO of America Online