December 24, 1994 |
Ameritech Gets Cable OK for 6 Cities: Federal regulators cleared the way for the regional telephone company to build cable television-like systems in six Midwestern cities. The systems, which will be separate from Ameritech's phone networks, will transmit TV programs and other services to a potential audience of 1.3 million. The FCC's action breaks through a backlog of several dozen requests by telephone companies to provide video services.
August 16, 1994
Ultralink Inc., a health care network manager, has been selected by Ameritech, a telecommunications company in the Midwest, as the planning and network manager for Ameritech's health benefits programs. Ultralink, in conjunction with the Kennedy Consulting Group in Chicago, will develop a network of health maintenance organizations to serve Ameritech's employees in five states. Ameritech has 68,000 employees and 50,000 retirees.
August 9, 1994 |
Walt Disney Co., the entertainment firm famous for its isolationist approach to the digital revolution, said Monday that it plans to team with three big regional phone companies to deliver new video services to the home. Disney and its partners, Ameritech Corp., BellSouth Corp. and Southwestern Bell Corp., said they hope to offer such interactive services as movies on demand, home shopping and a "navigator" that consumers would use to sort through the plethora of programming.