The seven holding companies into which the 22 Bell System local telephone companies were assigned at divestiture: Pacific Telesis, U.S. West, Southwestern Bell Corp., Ameritech, BellSouth, Bell Atlantic, NYNEX.
Local or regional telco in one of seven regions of the U.S.A. formed by the divestiture of AT&T. Also known as Bell Operating Company (BOC) or, colloquially, as Baby Bells.
The acronym for the local telephone companies created by the Modified Final Judgment in 1984 as part of the break-up of AT&T. The original seven RBOCs were Ameritech, Bell Atlantic, Bell South, Nynex, Pacific Telesis Group, Southwestern Bell, and US West.
One of the seven holding companies formed by divestiture by the American Telephone and Telegraph Company of its local Bell System operating companies, and to which one or more of the Bell System local telephone companies were assigned.
An all-inclusive term for each of the seven telephone companies which were created after AT&T's divestiture.
Seven holding companies into which the 22 Bell System local telephone companies were assigned at divesture: Pacific Telesis, Qwest, Southwestern Bell Corp, Ameritech, BellSouth, Bell Atlantic, and NYNEX.
One of the seven corporations formed when divestiture occurred and that comprise the 22 Bell Operating Companies.
One of the seven holding companies (BellSouth, US West, Bell Atlantic, Ameritech, Nynex, Southwestern Bell, Pacific Bell, GTE) set up at the divestiture of AT&T on January 1, 1984. Your local telephone company ( LEC) unless you are using a Competitive Access Provider (CAP) or another Local Service Provider (LSP) unrelated to a RBOC. [Back to Glossary Table of Contents
Any of the seven companies that formed after the breakup of AT&T.
A company, created as a result of the 1984 court-ordered breakup of AT&T, that acquired the assets of AT&T's local telephone service network in order to offer such service independently of AT&T's national long distance telephone service. Indiana Bell Telephone Company and its successive "parent" companies, Ameritech and SBC, are RBOCs.
The seven local telephone companies created in 1984 as part of the breakup of AT&T. Today, the RBOCs are: BellSouth, Qwest, SBC Communications and Verizon.
The U.S. telephone companies that resulted from the break up of AT&T.
(RBOC) - .One of seven companies formed to own and manage a portion of the 22 Bell Operating Companies (BOCs). Geographical boundaries for the companies were set in areas almost equal in the number of local access lines. At divestiture, these seven companies received all but 23 percent of AT&T assets.
One of the seven local telephone companies formed upon the divestiture of AT&T in 1984. The seven are: Verizon, Bell Atlantic, BellSouth, Southwestern Bell, U S WEST, Ameritech, and Pacific Telesis.
A term describing one of the U.S. regional telephone companies (or their successors) that were created as a result of 1984 breakup of the Bell System which comprised the arm of AT&T providing local telephone services. Each company was given the right to provide local phone service while AT&T was allowed to retain its long-distance service. RBOCs are part of the class of local exchange carriers (LECs).
The regional telephone companies that resulted from the break-up of AT&T. The RBOCs are the highest-visibility ILECs.
RBOC comprises the U.S. local carriers created in the 1982 Consent Degree to break up AT&T. Seven were formed to serve as parent companies for the 22 then-existing Bell Operating Companies.
The Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOC) are the result of the U.S. Department of Justice antitrust suit against the American Telephone & Telegraph Company a.k.a. AT&T (not the AT&T Company that was created when SBC acquired the old AT&T Company).