Jones Timeline

Jones Intercable pioneers collaboration between cable and telephony companies.
1969

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.

Jones Offers University Courses via Television
1987

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.

Global Library Project Begins
1989

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.

Jones Knowledge Store Launches
1990

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.

American Memory Project Launched
1990

Jones assists the Library of Congress in creating a test bed for remote access to digitally stored archives.

Make All America a School
1990

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 Created
1990

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
1992

ME/U and George Washington University collaborate to launch the first degree program to utilize computers as primary communications technology.

Jones offers first commercial service delivering data over cable.
1993

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.

First Fully Online University
1993

Jones International University® is founded as a fully online university.