RBOC

RBOC (Regional Bell Operating Company)

When ATT was broken up into 7 separate companies, each of the new geographically limited companies was referred to as a: Regional Bell Operatiing Company or RBOC.

The seven RBOCs were:

  • Ameritech
    • Illinois
    • Indiana
    • Michigan
    • Ohio
    • Wisconsin


  • Bell Atlantic
    • Maryland
    • Virginia
    • West Virginia
    • Washington D.C.


  • Bell South
    • North Carolina
    • South Carolina
    • Georgia
    • Florida
    • Alabama
    • Louisiana
    • Mississippi
    • Tennessee
    • Kentucky

  • NYNEX
    • New York
    • Maine
    • Massachusetts
    • New Hampshire
    • Vermont
    • Rhode Island


  • Pacific Telesis Group
    • California
    • Nevada


  • Southwestern Bell
    • Texas
    • Oklahoma
    • Kansas
    • Missouri
    • Arkansas


  • US WEST
    • Washington
    • Oregon
    • Montana
    • North Dakota
    • South Dakota
    • Minnesota
    • Idaho
    • Iowa
    • Wyoming
    • Nevada
    • Nebraska
    • Utah
    • Colorado
    • Arizona
    • New Mexico

These 7 companies have morphed into 4:
  • SBC
  • Bell South
  • Verizon
  • Quest

There is lots of history of the Bell system here

Now the term ILEC is often used to refer to these companies.


RBOC (Regional Bell Operating Company)

When ATT was broken up into 7 separate companies, each of the new geographically limited companies was referred to as a: Regional Bell Operatiing Company or RBOC.

The seven RBOCs were:

  • Ameritech
    • Illinois
    • Indiana
    • Michigan
    • Ohio
    • Wisconsin


  • Bell Atlantic
    • Maryland
    • Virginia
    • West Virginia
    • Washington D.C.


  • Bell South
    • North Carolina
    • South Carolina
    • Georgia
    • Florida
    • Alabama
    • Louisiana
    • Mississippi
    • Tennessee
    • Kentucky

  • NYNEX
    • New York
    • Maine
    • Massachusetts
    • New Hampshire
    • Vermont
    • Rhode Island


  • Pacific Telesis Group
    • California
    • Nevada


  • Southwestern Bell
    • Texas
    • Oklahoma
    • Kansas
    • Missouri
    • Arkansas


  • US WEST
    • Washington
    • Oregon
    • Montana
    • North Dakota
    • South Dakota
    • Minnesota
    • Idaho
    • Iowa
    • Wyoming
    • Nevada
    • Nebraska
    • Utah
    • Colorado
    • Arizona
    • New Mexico

These 7 companies have morphed into 4:
  • SBC
  • Bell South
  • Verizon
  • Quest

There is lots of history of the Bell system here

Now the term ILEC is often used to refer to these companies.


Created by: jht2, Last modification: Tue 21 of Oct, 2003 (05:50 UTC)
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