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AT&T folds TCI under its telecom wing

After a long regulatory roadtrip, AT&T closes its $55 billion merger with Tele-Communications Incorporated.

After a long regulatory roadtrip, AT&T closes its $55 billion merger with Tele-Communications Incorporated. Already the leader in long distance, the company plans to enter the markets for local phone service, high-speed Net access, as well as cable television. Yet some analysts wonder whether the telecom giant will ignore the needs of smaller customers in favor of more lucrative business deals.

AT&T completes megamerger with TCI
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AT&T quietly raises some phone rates
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AT&T merger may not equal savings
news analysis With the major regulatory issues facing the merger between AT&T and Tele-Communications Incorporated now solved, consumers can pose their own pointed questions: How much will we save, and when?