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September 27, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Baby Bell Hires Microsoft, Lockheed for Two-Way TV: Southwestern Bell Corp. said Microsoft Corp. and Lockheed Corp. will help with an experiment in two-way television. The three companies hope to start offering two-way services, such as movies-on-demand, to about 2,500 homes in the Dallas suburb of Richardson late next year.
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September 27, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Baby Bell Hires Microsoft, Lockheed for Two-Way TV: Southwestern Bell Corp. said Microsoft Corp. and Lockheed Corp. will help with an experiment in two-way television. The three companies hope to start offering two-way services, such as movies-on-demand, to about 2,500 homes in the Dallas suburb of Richardson late next year.
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May 21, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Baby Bells to Compete: Southwestern Bell Corp. became the first Baby Bell to directly challenge another Bell over local phone service. Its target is a Bell Atlantic Corp. operation in suburban Washington. A Montgomery County cable TV system that Southwestern Bell purchased earlier this year asked the Maryland Public Service Commission for permission to offer local phone service. The commission could take months to issue a ruling.
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August 12, 1994 | From Reuters
McCaw Cellular Communications Inc. has held talks with Southwestern Bell Corp. on how to create a more unified national cellular telephone network, a McCaw official said Thursday. "We have had discussions with them, and we have had discussions with a lot of companies about how to increase our footprint," said McCaw Vice President Bob Ratliffe.
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April 18, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Southwestern Bell Corp. May Join Cellular Venture: The company said it has been invited to join a consortium that will build a second cellular telephone system in Korea. The San Antonio-based regional phone company said it expects to share a 20.2% stake set aside for international companies in the digital cellular venture. The other major international participant will be AirTouch Communications Inc., formerly PacTel Corp., Southwestern Bell said, with Qualcomm Inc. and GTE Corp.
BUSINESS
July 21, 1992
Southwestern Bell Corp. said its profit rose sharply in the second quarter, while another Baby Bell phone company, Bell Atlantic Corp., said its earnings slipped due to a one-time charge. Southwestern Bell said it earned $305 million, or $1.01 a share, in the three months ended June 30, up 76% from $173 million, or 57 cents, in the same period a year ago. But the earnings in the year-ago quarter were depressed by a one-time charge of $80.7 million for debt refinancing.
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August 9, 1994 | AMY HARMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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July 6, 1994 | LESLIE HELM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After scoring a partial victory in the House last week with a bill that would eliminate key restrictions on their business activities, four of the regional Bell operating companies were expected to file a motion in federal court today seeking to throw out entirely the decade-old consent decree governing the breakup of the Bell system. The decree, overseen by U.S. District Court Judge Harold H.
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May 21, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Baby Bells to Compete: Southwestern Bell Corp. became the first Baby Bell to directly challenge another Bell over local phone service. Its target is a Bell Atlantic Corp. operation in suburban Washington. A Montgomery County cable TV system that Southwestern Bell purchased earlier this year asked the Maryland Public Service Commission for permission to offer local phone service. The commission could take months to issue a ruling.
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April 18, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Southwestern Bell Corp. May Join Cellular Venture: The company said it has been invited to join a consortium that will build a second cellular telephone system in Korea. The San Antonio-based regional phone company said it expects to share a 20.2% stake set aside for international companies in the digital cellular venture. The other major international participant will be AirTouch Communications Inc., formerly PacTel Corp., Southwestern Bell said, with Qualcomm Inc. and GTE Corp.
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December 8, 1993 | JOHN LIPPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the latest marriage between a cable TV operator and a telephone company, Cox Cable Communications and Southwestern Bell will form a $4.9-billion joint venture to pursue burgeoning telecommunication opportunities, the two companies said Tuesday. The firms will team up to offer a wide array of video and other interactive services to the venture's own cable customers and, eventually, to phone customers. Executives said the venture also hopes to invest in programming.
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December 8, 1993 | JOHN LIPPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the latest marriage between a cable TV operator and a telephone company, Cox Cable Communications and Southwestern Bell will form a $4.9-billion joint venture to pursue burgeoning telecommunication opportunities, the two companies said Tuesday. The firms will team up to offer a wide array of video and other interactive services to the venture's own cable customers and, eventually, to phone customers. Executives said the venture also hopes to invest in programming.
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November 5, 1993 | JOHN LIPPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Southwestern Bell Corp., Cox Enterprises and the Robert M. Bass Group are close to an agreement that would create the nation's third-largest cable TV company, industry sources said Thursday. The deal would be the latest marriage between a cable TV operator and a telephone company as the major players in the telecommunications industry race to realign themselves to pave the way for an anticipated future of interactive television and hundreds of channels.
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