The new Bell Atlantic will serve more than 39 million telephone access lines and more than 4.5 million cellular customers in 13 states and around the world.
Today's action means that now four of the seven NYNEX states have either approved the merger or have not sought jurisdiction over it.
The grant can be used for general operating purposes and will also help the choir raise matching funds from other sources.
"This merger is good for NYNEX customers in New York and for New York State itself," said Seidenberg.
Changing market conditions, full service network buildouts lead to re-evaluation of plans for digital wireless video strategy.
CAI Provided with option to repurchase Bell Atlantic, NYNEX
"Dick Blackburn was instrumental in the creation of some of NYNEX's most exciting ventures," said Ivan Seidenberg.
Tele-TV and its partners are finalizing a 1997 business plan for Tele-TV focused on supporting the partners' digital television products.
From Claverack to the Canadian border, New York's northeast region is going digital.
Company honored for program that uses recycled phone books to make envelopes