Bell System

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Bell System

Before AT&T was broken up in 1984 by court order, the Bell System referred to AT&T and all the Bell Telephone companies that were part of it, but had separate names to provide a regional flavor. The Bell name, of course, came from Alexander Graham Bell. See AT&T, Divestiture and RBOC.


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As AT&T grew to be the largest corporation in the U.S., the Bell name became synonymous with telecommunications. New England Telephone & Telegraph was one of AT&T's 23 operating companies before Divestiture.


Now, Artifacts in Antique Stores
As AT&T grew to be the largest corporation in the U.S., the Bell name became synonymous with telecommunications. New England Telephone & Telegraph was one of AT&T's 23 operating companies before Divestiture.
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Wire center boundaries were matched to ZIP code areas as described in the text for the Bell operating company indicator variables.
"Once you leave your Bell operating company, you've got to jump on your long-distance carrier, and ISDN becomes mileage- and usage-sensitive," he says.
The SMDS service introduced by the Data Communications Group of Pac Bell, a subsidiary of regional Bell operating company Pacific Telesis, provides dial-up communications links for high-speed transmission of large digital files representing four-color, image-intensive documents.
If you think change in your personal life is traumatic, just be glad you're not a telco, especially a Bell operating company. After over 100 years of unbridled dominance in the local exchange network, the era of local loop competition dawns.
In 2002, BellSouth became the first regional Bell operating company to offer long distance in its entire territory, and provide solutions for both consumers and businesses.
"Prism is now on the forefront of companies offering a complete telecommunications alternative to the traditional RBOC (regional Bell operating company)," said Nick Pontikes, president and CEO of Comdisco.
If approved, SBC would be the second regional Bell operating company allowed into the long-distance market.
The move followed the decision in May from the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities which ruled that regional Bell operating company Bell Atlantic Corp was not required to pay companies including Level 3 for terminating calls to an ISP.
The $19 billion regional Bell operating company, which serves customers in nine southern states, will begin rolling out a first-of-its kind program in which consumers will be able to buy prepackaged services, such as a second phone line and Caller ID, through retail stores, in November.
serves a larger chunk of the country than any other regional Bell operating company.
In 2002, BellSouth became the first regional Bell operating company to offer long distance in its entire territory, providing solutions for large and small businesses from day one.