Re: [coldwarcomms] VeriZon/GTE/etc. (re: manholes)
- On Tue, 24 Aug 2004, Mike Magnus wrote:
> Nope, it was originally Middle States Tel, then Centel, thenThat explains it -- you were an island of Centel (etc.) in a sea of Bell,
> Sprint/Centel, then Ameritech and finally SBC. Des Plaines, Park Ridge
> and parts of Chicago, IL.
and so IllBell/Ameritech/SBC had no real choice but to cut through those
towns. I know of other independent islands around the Southeast
(Simpsonville SC, Farragut/"Concord" TN, etc.) where there are BellSouth
signs/manholes/etc. yet BellSouth has no phone service in those towns.
Of course, I've seen BellSouth fiber route signs rather deep within
independent territory, too (and occasionally I've seen independent telco
fiber route signs in BellSouth territory, and I've seen South Central Bell
signs in South Carolina, which is and has always been Southern Bell...)
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