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Baby Bells

The nickname given to the regional Bell operating companies after Divestiture in 1984. See Bell System and RBOC.
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an executive at Bellcore, a Baby Bell research consortium, described the potential of online gambling and video games to Macworld magazine: "You suck 'em in cheap.
The study points out that competitors need unbundled network elements in order to achieve a national scale and contend with the Baby Bells, who have grown dramatically in size since the passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
The NYNEX Minority Management Association (MMA) enables the Baby Bell to enforce its commitment by working with senior executives to encourage the hiring and promotion of qualified minority employees.
GTE, a unique hybrid of local- and long-distance services, doesn't face the same restrictions that shackle the nation's five regional Baby Bells, which are barred from getting into the long-distance business until they open their local-phone markets to rivals.
Earthlink Chief Executive Officer Gary Betty described the report of a major Baby Bell investment as poppycock.
BABY BELL WANTS TO OFFER LONG-DISTANCE CALLS: SBC Communications Inc.
In 1984, shortly after AT&T's break up, Reid assisted Barnes in moving from the chief financial officer (CFO) post at University of California Press to the finance department of Pacific Telesis (PacTel), a newly hatched Baby Bell.
In most cases, the occupant is required to make its own much more costly arrangements for dedicated access via the Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier ("ILEC"), the local Baby Bell, since the ILEC is present in every building.
SBC Communications, a Baby Bell company, is the first to use Cisco equipment for this purpose.
baby bell BellSouth and Mexico's America Movil for a piece of the domestic market, hopes Mesa's track record shows he can drive up cellular use dramatically with innovative marketing for the masses.
You know Qwest: the left-coast communications company that swallowed the whale last summer in the form of Baby Bell U.
All his possessions are stored in wooden boxes and leather pouches slung over the backs of donkeys Baby Bell and Trooper Dan.