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TECHNOLOGY

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Ameritech to Open Its Phone Network: In a move expected to bring increased competition in the telecommunications business, Chicago-based Ameritech Corp. said it will open its five-state Bell phone network to other firms. It expects providers of voice mail, home shopping, electronic banking and other computerized information services to buy telecommunications features from Ameritech. In turn, the vendors will be able to deliver enhanced services to businesses and consumers. “Ultimately, it means the consumer will have a choice of local exchange carriers,” said Greg Sawers, an analyst with the brokerage firm Sanford Bernstein & Co.


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