Sbc-Ameritech Merger Faces Hurdles

— NPR's Elaine Korry profiles Edward Whitacre, chairman of SBC, the San Antonio-based telecommunications company that proposes to acquire Ameritech, another large phone company. Whitacre expects the telecommunications industry to be dominated by a handful of huge companies, and he intends S-B-C to be one of them. But the SBC-Ameritech merger faces legal and regulatory challenges before it becomes final.



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