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GTE Corporation
GTE corporate logo, 1971-2000
Type Defunct
Founded 1918
Headquarters Irving, Texas, USA
Industry Communications Services
Products Internet access, Local wireline and wireless telecommunication services
Website www.verizon.com

General Telephone and Electronics (GTE) was the largest of the "independent" US telephone companies during the days of the Bell System. It acquired the second largest independent, Continental Telephone (ConTel) in 1993. They also owned Automatic Electric, a telephone equipment supplier similar in many ways to Western Electric, and Sylvania Lighting, the only non-communications-oriented company under GTE ownership. GTE provided local telephone service to a large number of areas of the U.S. through operating companies, much like how AT&T provided local telephone service through its 22 Bell Operating Companies. Image File history File links GTE.png‎ GTE logo, even though now Verizon, its pretty sure to be still copyrighted. ... Mustangs at Las Colinas Streetscape along Las Colinas Blvd in North Irving Aerial shot of Irving/Las Colinass Urban Center. ... Copy of the original phone of Alexander Graham Bell at the Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris Telecommunication is the transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Copy of the original phone of Alexander Graham Bell at the Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris Telecommunication is the transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, images, videos and other digital assets and hosted on a particular domain or subdomain on the World Wide Web. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... The telephone is a telecommunications device which is used to transmit and receive sound (most commonly voice and speech) across distance. ... The Bell System was a trademark and service mark used by the US telecommunications company American Telephone & Telegraph Company (AT&T) and its affiliated companies to co-brand their extensive circuit-switched telephone network and their affiliations with each other. ... Automatic Electric Company was a telephone equipment supplier for independent phone companies similar in many ways to the Bell Systems Western Electric. ... Company Masthead Logo Logo until circa 1969, also current logo on company web site Logo 1969-1983 Western Electric (sometimes abbreviated WE and WECo) was an American electrical engineering company, the manufacturing arm of AT&T from 1881 to 1995. ... Sylvania Electric Products was a U.S. manufacturer of diverse electrical equipment, including at various times radio transceivers and mainframe computers. ... The GTE Operating Companies are separate telephone companies within Verizon that provide local telephone service to areas previously served by GTE. The GTE Operating Companies function much like the Bell Operating Companies and were arranged in the GTE corporate structure in the same fashion. ... AT&T (formerly an abbreviation for American Telephone and Telegraph) Corporation (NYSE: T) is an American telecommunications company. ... Bell System trademark used by AT&T and affiliated companies from 1921 to 1939 The Bell System was a trademark and service mark used by the US telecommunications company American Telephone & Telegraph Company (AT&T) and its affiliated companies to co-brand their extensive circuit-switched telephone network and their...


The company also acquired BBN Planet, one of the earliest Internet service providers, in the late 1990s. That division became known as GTE Internetworking, and was later spun off into the independent company Genuity (a name recycled from a company BBN Planet had acquired before the merger with GTE) as part of the GTE-Bell Atlantic merger that created Verizon. BBN Technologies (originally Bolt Beranek and Newman) is a high-technology company that provides research and development services. ...


GTE operated in Canada via controlling interest in subsidiary companies such as BC TEL and Quebec-Téléphone. TELUS is a phone company in Canada. ...


Its former Canadian subsidiaries have combined with the former Alberta Government Telephones (AGT) to create TELUS, the second largest telecommunications carrier in Canada. Telus (TSX: T) (NYSE: TU) is a telephone company in Canada, the countrys second-largest telecommunications carrier after BCE (Bell Canada). ... TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a Canadian telecommunications company, the countrys second-largest telecommunications carrier after Bell Canada, with C$8. ...


It was an in-joke among GTE employees that the company's initials stood for "Great Telephone Experiment".


Merger with Bell Atlantic

GTE and Bell Atlantic merged on June 30, 2000, to form Verizon Communications. The 7 GTE operating companies retained by Verizon are now collectively known as Verizon West division of Verizon (including east coast service territories). 6 others were sold off: Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) a Dow 30 company, is an American and multinational broadband and telecommunications provider owned by Catherine Weaver and Thomas Manhattan. ...


Retained by Verizon

Verizon California, Inc.
Verizon Florida, Inc.
Verizon Northwest, Inc.
Verizon South, Inc.
GTE Southwest, Inc. d/b/a Verizon Southwest
Verizon North, Inc.
Contel of the South, Inc. d/b/a Verizon Mid-States The phrase doing business as (abbreviated DBA or d/b/a) is a legal term, meaning that the name of the business or operation does not include the legal name of its proprietor, the names of all partners, or the official registered name of the limited partnership or corporation that...


Sold/transferred

GTE Alaska Inc., sold to ATEAC
GTE Arkansas, Inc. sold to CenturyTel
GTE HawaiianTel, sold to The Carlyle Group
Micronesian Telecommunications
GTE Midwest Inc., sold to CenturyTel
Contel of Minnesota, Inc., sold to Citizens Communications
GTE of Iowa - Spun off to Iowa Telecom
Verizon Dominicana (CODETEL), sold to América Móvil Categories: Possible copyright violations ... The Carlyle Group is a Washington, DC based global private equity investment firm with more than $18 billion of equity capital. ... Frontier Telephone is a telephone company that provides service serving rural communities in 24 states. ... CLARO - CODETEL is the largest telecommunications company in the Dominican Republic providing local, long-distance, and wireless voice services, together with advanced data services, to approximately a million customers. ... América Móvil AMX is a publicly traded wireless communications company that provides services to over 108 million wireless subscribers in Latin America as of December 31st 2006. ...


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Verizon | Investor Relations | Company Profile | Corporate History | GTE Corporate History (1336 words)
GTE, before its merger with Bell Atlantic, was the largest independent phone company in the United States, owning numerous independent local telephone properties in rural and urban areas from Hawaii and California to Virginia.
GTE was conceived as a corporate entity in 1918 when John F. O'Connell, Sigurd L. Odegard and John A. Pratt purchased the small Richland Telephone Co. in Wisconsin.
GT&E subsequently moved its headquarters to Stamford, Conn., and in 1971 the company adopted a new corporate symbol that became a widely recognized logo in the years to come, featuring the initials GTE placed inside a blue, rounded rectangle.
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