Jones became the first MSO to partner with an RBOC, Pacific Telesis International. In December 1988, a subsidiary of Jones entered into a joint venture with the phone company to acquire a principal interest in London-based East London Telecommunications, Ltd.
Mind Extension University™ (ME/U™) is launched. ME/U was a cable television network that enabled 30,000 students to take courses from over 30 colleges and universities via television.
ME/U teamed with the Library of Congress to create the Global Library Project, using cable television to provide greater access to the world's largest repository of knowledge.
Knowledge Store® is launched as a bookstore to support ME/U. Today, it is a comprehensive collection of high-quality, online education and training content.
Jones assists the Library of Congress in creating a test bed for remote access to digitally stored archives.
Glenn R. Jones publishes Make All America a School, a book outlining his vision for the role of cable and satellite television technology and education.
James Madison Council is created. Glenn R. Jones is a founding member of the steering committee of the Library of Congress' James Madison Council, the first private sector advisory body for the Library.
ME/U and George Washington University collaborate to launch the first degree program to utilize computers as primary communications technology.
Jones Intercable provided its customers in Alexandria, VA the opportunity to be the first in the nation to travel the Internet over broadband connections. Jones launched a test market for broadband access to the Internet in part of Alexandria, VA in December 1993. This event marked a milestone in the cable industry, signifying that cable operators were serious about serving the information age.
Jones International University® is founded as a fully online university.