The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
STATEMENT BY THE VICE-PRESIDENT ON THE BELL ATLANTIC-TCI MERGER ANNOUNCEMENT
The Administration believes that rapid deployment of the information infrastructure will create jobs, increase our standard of living, and provide a wide range of services in areas such as education, health care, and entertainment.
Today's announcement demonstrates the intense private-sector interest in the information infrastructure. The Administration supports any development in the communications marketplace that is pro-competitive and fosters the development of an open, interactive information infrastructure. Subsequent formal reviews will determine whether this proposal meets those goals.