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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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.

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