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SBC Timeline

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1984: Spun off as Southwestern Bell, one of seven regional operating companies, in the breakup of AT&T Corp.

1994: Changes name to SBC Communications

1997: Acquires Pacific Telesis Group

1999: Acquires Ameritech

Jan. 31, 2005: Announces plans to purchase AT&T, its former parent, for $16 billion

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