Beautifully engraved uncancelled certificate from the Ameritech Corporation issued in 1998. This historic document was printed by the Banknote Corporation of America and has a vignette of a statute head. This item has the printed signatures of the Company's Chairman of the Board and Vice President. Folded from original mailing.
Ameritech Corporation is one of the world's largest communications companies, providing services in all 50 states and 11 European countries. Communication services consist of long distance telephone services, cable TV, internet access, security monitoring, electronic commerce and content, and managed services. Local services accounted for 41% of 1998 revenues; network access, 18%; long distance services, 8% and directory, cellular and other, 33%. The Global Company SBC Communications Inc. is one of the world's leading data, voice and Internet services providers. Through its world-class networks, SBC companies provide a full range of voice, data, networking and e-business services, as well as directory advertising and publishing. A Fortune 30 company and America's leading provider of high-speed DSL Internet Access services, SBC companies currently serve 55 million access lines nationwide. SBC companies own 60 percent of America's second-largest wireless company, Cingular Wireless, which serves more than 23 million wireless customers. Since the enactment of the Telecommunications Act in February 1996, SBC Communications has completed several acquisitions to establish itself as a national provider with 175,000 employees: Ameritech (1999), Southern New England Telecommunications (SNET, 1998), and Pacific Telesis Group (1997). SBC Communications had operating revenues of $43.1 billion in 2002 and was ranked No. 27 on the 2002 Fortune 500 list.