Baby Bells


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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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The takeover will also enable the new AT&T, which was itself taken over by former Baby Bell SBC Communications last November, to extend its reach in the south-east of the US.
Because the Baby Bells have upgraded all of their equipment over the past 15 years to support digital signaling and switching, that software is a basic part of their networks.
Federal regulations prevent this from happening until the Baby Bells open their own historical local calling areas to competitors.
Bottles of new format Lynx lager, some Edam, a couple of Baby Bells and some Danish Blue priced up at Tesco's Deli counter .
Congress took a carrot-and-stick approach with the Baby Bells, says Rob Ramsey, district manager of AT&T, allowing them into the long-distance market only after proving they'd opened up their local market to competitors.
The theory was that keeping these Baby Bells from equipment manufacture and design would prevent them from using their profits from Local telephone service to subsidize new businesses.
about a possible merger, a move that could reunite it with one of the Baby Bells it was forced to spin off back in 1984, a source close to the negotiations said Thursday.
Tie curly ribbon and baby bells to the tops of your flip-flops.
The former executive at Baby Bells Ameritech and US West also served as president and chairman of the board for Covad, and was named one of BLACK ENTERPRISE'S "30 For the Next 30" our August 2000 issue.
one of the Baby Bells whose high-speed service is a rival to cable.
Baby Bells have primarily purchased equipment from Alcatel SA of France for its DSL offering.