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Encyclopedia > Pacific Bell
Pacific Bell Telephone Company
Type Holding of AT&T
Founded 1880
Headquarters San Francisco, CA, USA
Industry Telecommunications
Products POTS, DSL, U-Verse (FTTN)
Parent AT&T (1880-1983)
Pacific Telesis (1984-1997)
SBC/AT&T (1997-present)

The Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Company was the name of the Bell System's telephone operations in California. It gained in size by acquiring smaller telephone companies along the Pacific coast, such as Sunset Telephone & Telegraph in 1917. Purchases extended Pacific Telephone's territory into Oregon, Washington, and northern Idaho; on July 1, 1961, however, those operations were split off to become Pacific Northwest Bell. Entering into the 1980s, Pacific Telephone had assets valued at $14.5 billion, making it the biggest of any of the 22 Bells AT&T wholly owned, which also made Pacific Telephone the "crown jewel" of the operating companies.[1] However, Pacific Telephone was one of the least profitable Bells, due to very tough local telephone regulations in California. Image File history File links AT&T_logo_(horizontal). ... This article is about the current AT&T. For the 1885-2005 company, see American Telephone & Telegraph. ... Year 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... This article is about the city in California. ... Telecommunication involves the transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. ... Plain old telephone service, or POTS, are the services available from analogue telephones prior to the introduction of electronic telephone exchanges into the public switched telephone network. ... DSL may refer to: Damn Small Linux Dark and Shattered Lands, a MUD based loosely on Forgotten Realms and Dragonlance books. ... AT&T U-verse is the brand name for a group of services provided over Internet Protocol (IP), including television service, Internet access, and eventually voice telephone service. ... Fiber To The Node is a broadband architecture that provides high speed Internet and other services to the home by running fiber to the node and VDSL over the existing telephone copper plant to the home. ... For the band, see Big Brother and the Holding Company. ... AT&T (formerly an abbreviation for American Telephone and Telegraph) Corporation (NYSE: T) is an American telecommunications company. ... For current information on this topic, see AT&T. Pacific Telesis Group was one of the seven Regional Bell Operating Companies created after the 1984 breakup of AT&T as a holding company for Pacific Bell and Nevada Bell. ... SBC Communications NYSE: SBC is an American telecommunications company based in San Antonio, Texas. ... This article is about the current AT&T. For the 1885-2005 company, see American Telephone & Telegraph. ... The Bell System was a trademark and service mark used by the United States 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. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... Official language(s) (none)[1] Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English [1] Capital Boise Largest city Boise Largest metro area Boise metropolitan area Area  Ranked 14th  - Total 83,642 sq mi (216,632 km²)  - Width 305 miles (491 km)  - Length 479 miles (771 km)  - % water 0. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pacific Northwest Bell is one of the three telephone companies that, after the 1984 AT&T divestiture, was managed US West, now a part of Qwest. ... This article is about the current AT&T. For the 1885-2005 company, see American Telephone & Telegraph. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...


Prior to the AT&T breakup in 1984, AT&T held 89.8% of Pacific Telephone. After the breakup, The Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company changed its name to Pacific Bell Telephone Company and was often referred to as PacBell. AT&T (formerly an abbreviation for American Telephone and Telegraph) Corporation (NYSE: T) is an American telecommunications company. ... This article is about the year. ...


Mergers

In 1997, Pacific Telesis Group was acquired by SBC Communications, and although the Pacific Telesis corporate name disappeared fairly quickly, SBC continued to operate the local telephone companies separately under their original names. The former parent company of Pacific Bell and Nevada Bell. ... SBC Communications NYSE: SBC is an American telecommunications company based in San Antonio, Texas. ... For current information on this topic, see AT&T. Pacific Telesis Group was one of the seven Regional Bell Operating Companies created after the 1984 breakup of AT&T as a holding company for Pacific Bell and Nevada Bell. ...


In September 2001, SBC rebranded the telephone company "SBC Pacific Bell". In late 2002, the companies were rebranded again as simply "SBC". Meanwhile, employees of SBC working in California who support SBC's non-regulated services and/or services provided both within and outside California were transferred to other SBC subsidiaries, like "Pacific Telesis Shared Services" and "SBC Operations, Inc." However, for legal and regulatory purposes, employees supporting local regulated services were still employed by "Pacific Bell Telephone Company dba SBC California ("SBC California")" which is the SBC subsidiary that provides regulated local exchange carrier telephone services within the franchise territory in California. Local exchange carrier is a regulatory term in telecommunications for so-called local telephone company. ...


On November 18, 2005, SBC completed its acquisition of AT&T Corp. to form AT&T Inc. Pacific Bell is now known as Pacific Bell Telephone Company d/b/a AT&T California. is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... AT&T Inc. ... 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...


Logos

Pacific Telephone
In 1969, AT&T revamped its corporate identity, resulting in a simplified Bell logo, absent of "Bell System". This logo remained with Pacific Telephone until 1983.
Pacific Bell logo, 1984-2001 Pacific Bell "A Pacific Telesis Company"
In 1984, following the Bell System divestiture, Pacific Telephone's legal name changed to Pacific Bell Telephone Co., and it received a non-Bell logo.
Pacific Bell logo, 1984-2001 Pacific Bell
In 1998, "A Pacific Telesis Company" was dropped following the acquisition by SBC Communications.
Pacific Bell logo, 1999-2001 SBC Global Network
In 1999, SBC acquired Ameritech. Shortly after in 2000, SBC began attaching "SBC Global Network" to the ends of its subsidiary logos, resulting in this logo.
SBC Pacific Bell logo, 2001-2002 SBC Pacific Bell
In 2001, SBC proceeded to "unify" its companies by adding the "SBC" corporate logo to the operating company logos, and began advertising Pacific Bell as "SBC Pacific Bell".
SBC Corporate Logo, 1995–1997; 2001–2005 SBC California
SBC eventually dropped the names of all of its Bells in late 2002, and added the title "d/b/a SBC (name of state or region)" to the official names of its companies on January 1, 2003. Pacific Bell's d/b/a name becomes "SBC California". SBC, later AT&T, retained "SBC Pacific Bell" on cards on its payphones, in order to better separate its operating regions.
AT&T logo AT&T California
In 2005, SBC completed its acquisition of AT&T Corp., forming AT&T, Inc. AT&T changed the d/b/a names of its Bell Operating Companies on January 1, 2006, resulting in "AT&T California".

Image File history File links Pactelephone. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links Pacific Bell logo File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This article is about the year. ... The break up of AT&T was initiated in 1974 by the U.S. Department of Justice anti-trust suit against the telephone monopoly. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... SBC Communications NYSE: SBC is an American telecommunications company based in San Antonio, Texas. ... Image File history File links SBGN.jpg Summary Ameritech logo, 1999-2001 Licensing This is a logo of a corporation, sports team, or other organization, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... This article is about the year. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links SBC_Communications_logo. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... 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... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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... Image File history File links AT&T_logo_(horizontal). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... AT&T (formerly an abbreviation for American Telephone and Telegraph) Corporation (NYSE: T) is an American telecommunications company. ... AT&T Inc. ... 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... 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... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

References

  1. ^ Coll, Steve (1986). The Deal of the Century: The breakup of AT&T. New York: Atheneum.  ISBN 0-689-11757-4 ISBN 978-0-689-11757-2

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Pacific Bell/UCLA Initiative for 21st Century Literacies (206 words)
In step with their pioneering efforts to prepare California's young people, teachers, and librarians to seize the learning opportunities presented in the Information Age, SBC Pacific Bell presented a generous $1 million gift to UCLA's Graduate School of Education and Information Studies (GSEandIS) to form the Pacific Bell/UCLA Initiative for 21st Century Literacies.
This private-public partnership invests in projects that explore the meaning of literacy in an age of rapidly changing technologies and growing diversity through three critical areas:
Addressing the Policy Issues: Defining the digital divide's multiple dimensions and developing indicators to measure the gaps and progress in closing them.
Pacific Bell's Advisory Group For People With Disabilities (AGPD) (17688 words)
Pacific Bell needs to reach out aggressively to these organizations and find ways to help them inform their constituencies about the equipment available and how easy it is to obtain.
Pacific Bell intends to continue to be a leader in developing telecommunication services that bring consumers closer to that ideal.
Pacific Bell is in a position to influence the way information is provided over its broadband facilities; for example, by encouraging content providers to offer "captioning" and "audio descriptioning" as part of their product offerings.
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